Microsoft aims to have Xbox One controllers PC compatible in 2014
The Xbox one controller has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it shouldn’t be any surprise, Microsoft has had a pretty great track record in designing controllers for its consoles.
It was confirmed that the Xbox One controller will be made compatible for Window PCs, though not at launch. The drivers are expected to be put in place sometime in 2014, at launch it will not seamlessly work at that point. “As we’ve stated, the Xbox One controller, although it looks similar in many ways, shares no underlying technology with the current Xbox 360 controller. New wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in ‘wired’ mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC,” the rep told CVG online.
There was also a mention that Xbox 360 games could be fitted to work with the new controller, making the (PC – XBOX ONE – XBOX 360) ecosystem complete. The best part of the Xbox One controller is the ‘wired mode’. This will allow gamers to simply plug in the Xbox One controller and disable the radio it uses to be wireless.
The controller received the following video above earlier today, showing off the inner-workings of the device.
more info on the xbox one wireless controller: amazon/xboxone