GDC 2015: Microsoft will soon sell an adapter to wirelessly connect the Xbox One controller to Windows

GDC 2015: Microsoft will soon sell an adapter to wirelessly connect the Xbox One controller to Windows

The Xbox keynote is underway at the Games Developer Conference and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has just unveiled some new details regarding the Xbox Controller on PC.

Last year, Microsoft released a driver that allows the Xbox One controller to work on PC’s, that driver has since gone up on Windows Update and now installs automatically upon detection of the controller via USB. Now, Microsoft has announced that a new wireless adapter for the controller will be released later this year that would allow the controller to connect to PC’s wirelessly. It doesn’t seem like there will be a specific ‘Xbox One Controller for Windows’ but it does seem necessary with the release of the adapter.

GDC 2015: Microsoft will soon sell an adapter to wirelessly connect the Xbox One controller to Windows

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed a specific launch date for the wireless adapter but we expect it to be available sometime near the Windows 10 launch date, although it could be earlier. We’ll let you know as soon as we have a date so stay tuned for more.

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