Today, Microsoft revealed that the near-flawless Xbox One controller will be coming to PC’s very soon. While there are drivers already available for download that allow for any Xbox One controller to work on computers, these new controllers are designed specifically with the Windows 8 and Windows 7 OS in mind. The controller has been listed on the company’s website, along with a few specifications. The controller will come with a rechargeable battery pack and USB cord for connecting to the PC for charging.
The controller will not require a driver to use, so just plugging it into the computer will allow for play without having to download any other programs. However, it can still be used on the Xbox One wired or wirelessly, just like any other controller. This allows for the flexibility of gaming wherever you want in a simple and easy way. This is all most likely due to the rumors that started going around earlier this year that Microsoft wouldn’t be supporting PC gaming with their new controllers for Xbox One, unlike in the case of the Xbox 360. Microsoft stated that that wasn’t true, so it’s good to see some proof finally arriving, showing they are serious about supporting their controllers on computers.
The Xbox One controller for PC will retail for the MSRP of $59.99, like other Xbox One controllers. There is no word currently on a firm release date or colors offered outside of the typical black controller. I am someone who, personally, loves to use the Xbox 360 controller for PC gaming, so this is great news and I will definitely be picking one of these up at some point. Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be using the Xbox One controller on PC and your thoughts on using gamepads for PC gaming in general.