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Submitted by barefootgamer 251d ago | news

The Xbox One controller will work on your PC -- eventually

Microsoft tells GamesBeat the Xbox One controller will be compatible with your PC, but it's going to take some time. (PC, Xbox Controller)

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Sadie2100  +   251d ago
That's not *terrible* news, I guess. If you are already a fan of using these controllers on your PC, you're probably already using a 360 controller. It's not like you really need to upgrade that badly for your PC.
barefootgamer  +   251d ago
I use a 360 controller on my PC, but it's a third-party controller I had to spend extra cash on. It'll be nice to have an official compatible controller in the future.
XB1_PS4  +   251d ago
The Official licensed wired 360 controller works on pc.
DragonPs4  +   251d ago
http://www.amazon.com/Micro...

official ms xbox 360 controller for windows
Tony-A  +   251d ago
Seeing as the 360 controller had this ability, I'm not very surprised at all to hear this news.

Good news, anyways.
barefootgamer  +   251d ago
I was talking about the official wireless controller, which requires a separate receiver to work on a PC. Now, with the Xbox One, you just need a micro USB cable.
sinjonezp  +   251d ago
Honestly guys I use ps3 controllers with the motionjoy emulator. It makes the PC believes the ps3 are xbox360 controllers. Even work with Bluetooth wireless. Its a great solution.
ZeroX9876  +   251d ago
I only have one problem with game controllers on PC. whenever your 360 wireless controller goes off or USB wired model gets disconnected, in most cases the controller stops working until you restart the game and you make sure your controller is fully functional before opening the game again.

not 360 controller specific here, all usb controllers keeps doing this. If there was a universal solution to this, please reply and send me a link, because this is the main reason why I don't like playing multiple players on the same PC.
JsonHenry  +   251d ago
Disclaimer- Only will work with Windows 8.1.
HammadTheBeast  +   251d ago
Fffffuuuuuuuuu.......
nukeitall  +   251d ago
The article never said that. Why are you spreading FUD?

Oh, it's you!
JsonHenry  +   251d ago
False information? I was joking... but I guess you don't know about all the Win8 exclusive features that could easily work on Vista/7 so you wouldn't get the joke.
YNWA96  +   251d ago
Mwehhhh, not innovation... Sony already doing this for PS5... Sony are innovators!!! Greatness assured!!! Wooohhoooo... I love this stuff....
Ragthorn  +   251d ago
I love the Xbox 360 controller, the D-Pad sucks but everything else was excellent imo. Looking forward to using this for my PC, and hopefully the if they improved the D-Pad.
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llMurcielagoll  +   250d ago
I went the extra mile and got me a chrome series xbox 360 wireless controller and a separate USB receiver for PC so I can connect to it.
deantak  +   251d ago
You would think they could plan a little better.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   251d ago
I very much doubt its lack of planning for a PC compatible version of the new shiny controller.

Its more than likely a strategy thats been planned in order to sell more Xbox One's.

Look at it this way... the only way to experience the new Xbox One controller is to buy an Xbox One for now.

I'm content with my 360 controller on my PC for now, sure I'll buy a XBONE controller for my PC when it eventually arrives but I'm in not rush as long as my 360 controller does it's job.

I'm pissed off though that wireless 360 controllers don't work so well on PC. Many of my friends and family that play games on PC with a controller usually opt for the wired 360 controller because its more reliable. The wireless 360 controller has a tendency to not work on a PC which is really annoying!
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CRAIG667  +   251d ago
The latest drivers for wireless 360 controller on PC are solid dude.
sorane  +   251d ago
I've had 4x wireless 360 pads for my pc since the receivers release and have never once had a problem with them not working.
Moragami  +   251d ago
I can confirm that I use the wireless 360 with Windows 7 and never have a problem.
JackBNimble  +   250d ago
The only problem I ever had was my dongle suddenly stopped working.
No_Limit  +   251d ago
What is wrong with the current X360 controllers on PC? It will come eventually, patience my friends.
NYC_Gamer  +   251d ago
The d-pad on 360 controllers are garbage
FragMnTagM  +   251d ago
as long as you are not playing a fighting game, they are just fine.
gaelic_laoch  +   251d ago
M$ have far bigger problems right now then getting their AA powered controller to work on a PC! Need to get that Xbone out of the stables first!
theWB27  +   251d ago
Has the release date come and gone? As I remember that Major Nelson unboxing was one of the first 20 final spec, store release ready X1's off of the assembly line.

It's August and it releases in November. I think it's getting out of the stables just fine.
stage88  +   251d ago
The 360 controller is pretty much the same thing so i don't think PC owners will be that bothered.

Anyway, I would most probably go for the PS4 controller. It's got a touchpad which means not having to use the mouse on the PC.
RadioActiveTwinky  +   251d ago
What exactly did they do to the controller, to make it ok to spend 100 million then?
pacostacos  +   251d ago
Research and Development
RadioActiveTwinky  +   251d ago
That's one expensive R&D team.
Timesplitter14  +   251d ago
Black paint made out of a rare mineral only found on Pluto
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STK026  +   251d ago
I'm pretty confident that it is worth it, and I would presume Sony and Nintendo also spend considerable amount of money in developing their controllers. The controller is after all a key component of the console, you could have the greatest console ever, but if the controller is bad, it will greatly affect the appreciation of the console.

100 million might seem like quite a lot of money, but in the grand scheme of things, it's probably not that much compared to the R&D of the console itself. And quite frankly, putting a big budget on a controller might make the difference between a great controller and say, a cheap third party knock off or the OUYA controller.
ExitToExisT  +   251d ago
I use the x360 gamepad that came out from 'Xbox Elite' with a wireless gaming receiver on PC.
XboxFun  +   251d ago
PC games are already making the 360 controller as the standard default controller to have for PC use.

Good job MS.
Mr Tretton  +   251d ago
Has been for some time.
gk07  +   251d ago
ok someone set me straight i can go buy any 360 controller and it with work on my pc i know there are the ones for windows which i had till the receiver went out i just see some cheap 360 controllers and need a replacement one : )
Moragami  +   251d ago
You're kind of hard to follow, but yes, any 360 controller (even generic ones) will work with Windows 7, provided you install the 360 controller drivers.
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gk07  +   250d ago
thanks
Mr Tretton  +   251d ago
My issue with this, is how much it's going to cost to get a lithium rechargeable, wireless XBO controller for PC. The XBO controller, plus the battery/cable kit is $75. And unless the USB part of the cord doubles as a receiver when the controller isn't plugged in, they'll likely sell a $15 receiver, like the 360 one, which means with tax, you'll nearly pay $100 to get a lithium rechargeable, wireless XBO controller working on PC. Ridiculous.

This is why I use a wireless 360 controller for PC.
Hassassin  +   251d ago
I use my PS3 and PS2 controllers for PC gaming... they work flawless with DS3 (motionjoy). I also have some wii controllers for my gamecube and wii games (emu).
Official Xbox controllers are too expensive (and I have all these around)
Mr Tretton  +   251d ago
Official Xbox 360 controllers are usually the same price as official DS3. In fact they're cheaper at amazon.
Hassassin  +   251d ago
but I already have the ps3 ones!
My point was, why buy a Xbox controller when I already have many lying around?
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jeffgoldwin  +   251d ago
I much prefer the 360 to any others, but I wont use it on my pc. I game on a laptop and that wireless receiver you have to plug into the usb is very inconvient. Until they make them with that requirement, I wont use em.

Instead I use the Logitech F710. Its actually very similar to the sony controllers and it's not half bad overall.
tubers  +   251d ago
I'll wait for the 180 turn.

"No, buy a separate PC X1 Controller."
urwifeminder  +   250d ago
I would most likely stay with wired 360 on pc it works great and so many new games support it when its dead I will think about a new xb1 replacement.
llMurcielagoll  +   250d ago
Yeah I am pretty sure it will happen sooner or later. I, for one, might get one for my PC if they ever allow support for it.
badboy776  +   250d ago
Batteries Not Included

LOL!!!
SITH  +   250d ago
I use a RAZER Sabertooth on my PC. Nothing is replacing that for a long time except one that works for the Xbox one if it happens.

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