Microsoft Is Finally Letting You Use Xbox One Controllers On Windows 10 PCs

There's a new 1TB Xbox One out, and that means the original 500GB console will drop in price a little — good for frugal console fanboys. Just as interesting, though, especially if you're primarily a PC gamer, is this tidbit: the little dongle that'll hook your Xbox One controllers up to a Windows 10 PC is only a couple of months away.

In case you missed it previously, this is what Microsoft had to say at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in March:

All wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, we’ll be delivering a Wireless Adapter that will let you use current Xbox controllers and future devices wirelessly on your PCs.

And now it's even more official. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will work with any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port in a Windows 10 desktop PC, laptop, tablet, laptop-tablet or tablet-laptop hybrid — no Android or Mac OS X support, obviously, at least in official driver form — but importantly won't work with Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or any earlier iteration.

That little Wireless Adapter should be in stores from the end of September onwards in the US, and we hope in Australia around the same time. It'll cost you $39.95AUD at retail, though hopefully you'll find it cheaper elsewhere — at least until third-party options become more broadly available. [Microsoft]

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