Windows computers can finally interact with the Xbox One gamepad
After many promises and plenty of delays, Microsoft has officially rolled out the PC drivers for the Xbox One controller, allowing owners of the gamepad to use it with any computer running a Windows operating system.The Xbox One was launched last year by Microsoft and, besides offering a brand new, next-gen console gaming experience, it came with the new Kinect sensor as well as with a redesigned controller that offered a variety of fresh features over the old Xbox 360 one.
Since then, lots of PC owners have considered upgrading their own gamepads to the Xbox One controller, seeing as how the Xbox 360 one was a really popular choice thanks to the great support for PC games.
Unfortunately, Microsoft didn't offer a set of official drivers and took down any attempts from regular users to make such software.
Now, after a long wait, Microsoft has confirmed on the blog of Larry Hryb that the official Windows PC drivers for the Xbox One controller are now available for download, in both x64 (64-bit) and x86 (32-bit) variations.
"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."
The Xbox One controller will work automatically with any PC game that had Xbox 360 gamepad support, requiring no extra modifications.