Microsoft Forecasts Xbox One Controller PC Compatibility in 2014


I’ve never been much of a PC gamer. The home console has always attracted me more than the PC space, mainly for it’s many conveniences. Because of this preference, I almost always find myself utilizing a gamepad wherever it’s available in the PC space. I’m well aware of the keyboard+mouse advantage, but I’ve never gotten a feel for it.

Microsoft has announced that they expect their Xbox One controller will be PC compatible sometime in 2014. The controller looks fantastic, and the prospect of using it to game on the PC in the future is a great one. The Xbox 360 gamepad has attracted a ton of users on the PC platform, especially those who have returned after a console hiatus.

We already know that the Xbox One controller will work as a true wired controller when plugged in via USB, but additional work is needed on the software end to make sure that the games are compatible with new devices such as the Xbox One gamepad.

We’ll update with more information once we receive it. Are you a hardcore PC gamer? Do you prefer the keyboard+mouse combo or gamepad? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Dylan Zellmer

Dylan splits time between games journalism, designing video games, and playing them. Outside of his deep involvement in the games industry, he enjoys It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Shameless, A Song of Ice and Fire, fitness, and family.
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