PC gamers will not have to wait for a Windows Update
Microsoft is set to release PC drivers so that users will be able to play their games with the Xbox One controller in an upcoming Windows update. But for the dedicated PC gamer, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson is offering early access to the drivers for download on his blog.
Xbox Live director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb made the announcement saying, “We know our fans have wanted PC compatibility, and we know they wanted to be able to use the Xbox One controller with the same games and applications they have been playing with using the Xbox 360 controller. We can’t wait for them to play their favorite PC games with what we consider the best controller ever made and we’re excited for fans to experience the improved D-pad, redesigned battery compartment, new comfortable design and offset analog sticks.”
According to Hryb, any PC game that supports the Xbox 360 controller will now be able to support the Xbox One controller. Simply download the drivers, install them, and plug the controller into your PC through a micro USB cable and you will be good to go.
Back in March, there had been rumors that Microsoft was not planning to develop the drivers. However, once the rumor started circulating, Microsoft was quick to respond that such was not the case.
So now that the drivers are available, will you be using the Xbox One controller to play games with or is there another controller you still prefer to use? Or is the mouse and keyboard all you need?