It’s taken a bit of time, but Microsoft has finally unveiled the existence of an adapter that will let you pair an Xbox One controller – as well as other wireless Xbox One peripherals – with your Windows PC.
Xbox’s Phil Spencer announced it at the recent Game Developers Conference, as reported by IGN. “The wireless devices you use on Xbox One will work on PC as well,” Spencer said. “…We want to see that input isn’t a barrier. Gamers should be able to play the games they want to play.”
Since I’ve been playing games with my Xbox One controller connected to my Windows PC by a USB cable, this is very welcome news indeed. While I could always use my old wireless adapter for my Xbox 360 controller to do it wirelessly, the Xbox One’s controller is just that much better that I choose to forgo the convenience of a wireless connection.
That I will be able to go wireless in the near future is good news indeed.
Excatly when that will be, though, is anyone’s guess. Spencer only said that it was coming this year; he also didn’t mention a price.
For reference, the package containing an Xbox 360 controller and wireless Windows adapter sells for R499 on Takealot, so it’s not unrealistic to expect similar pricing for the Xbox One version when it finally arrives.[Source – IGN]