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Using an Xbox One Controller Wirelessly on PC Will Soon be a Possibility

| March 4, 2015

Using an Xbox One Controller Wirelessly on PC Will Soon be a Possibility News  Xbox One PC Gaming

PC gamers who have been longing to use their Xbox One controller wirelessly will soon be able to do so.  Microsoft announced at their GDC conference that a dongle is in the works that will allow the new breed of Xbox controllers to connect for wireless gaming later this year.

The accessory will let connect Xbox One controllers and other Xbox peripherals to Windows PC.

Xbox One controllers have been able to connect to PCs via USB for quite some time.  Though the controller must be plugged in to work, with no wireless solution available.  Microsoft made a similar adapter for the Xbox 360 to connect its controller to PCs wirelessly.  The announcement comes at a good time.  With Windows 10 functionality allowing users to stream Xbox games to their computers, a wireless solution will be something that many will want to use.

No price point or release date was revealed at the conference.

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  • L the Master Otaku

    This is quite possibly the first gen that I couldn’t give a rats arse about their controller. The only “good” thing they have is rumble in the triggers. Other than that, the controller is complete trash this gen. However, people who wasted their money on Xbox One will be able to take their controller to PC, which is a good thing, but I prefer the 360 controller.

    • jaskdavis

      Yeah… ok. Anybody who has spent the last 7 years with the Xbox 360 controller and then has spent the last year and a half with the X1 will say the X1 is better… Like me! lol

      • L the Master Otaku

        There are many issues with the controller, one being size difference, second that they took away the 8-directional d-pad, third the sticks aren’t comfortable and they are smaller, but to each their own. I had the 360 since launch until the end of the gen and none of the consoles controllers are “good” now.

        • JCheezy

          I’m a firm believer in “everyone has their own opinion” but everything you just said is ridiculous. D-pad is 1,000 times better, the sticks are phenomenally better and exactly the right size. I think you already knew all of that and just trying to be cool. Fail!!!!

          • FloridaSun72

            Needing batteries to use said controller = Fail! What is it a kiddie toy?

          • JCheezy

            I don’t get it. I’m just a dumb meathead, explain it to me please oh wise one.

          • Wasn’t the 360 controller said to be one of the best ever?
            I feel bad as you base things only on batteries.

          • Allen

            Yeah by blind idiot fanboys. Retarded thumb position, no blue tooth, no gyro, no batteries, no speaker all of which the competition had.

            PlayStation is so perfect it didn’t have to change for 3 generations. 1st, 2nd and 4th best selling consoles in history.

            Playstation you can do much with one hand while xbox no way to reach both thumbs with one hand.

            PlayStation everything is right there, very minimal distance between buttons making it the most ergonomic there is. No straining or anything.

            Best of all Dual Shock 3 is only $50 all inclusive with batteries. 360 eats AA or you gotta pay $20 for a battery pack making each $70 and lacking features the competition has.

            Sorry but xbox controllers have always sucked. And freaking 3 gens just to get the d-pad right and still lacking features and batteries.

            I will say the Xbone controller other than the pads are the best xbox controller yet. Very solid build and if not for the retarded thumb position would be a great controller.

          • You are bringing up subjective arguments.

            “PlayStation is so perfect it didn’t have to change for 3 generations.”

            Opinion. Many people didn’t like the DS3.

            Retarded thumb position? Subjective.

            Many people really couldn’t care less about those features. It really comes down to comfort. Take a look at the DS4, its features are barely used. I think I can live without a colored light bar, worn down analog sticks, and small battery life.

            “Sorry but xbox controllers have always sucked. And freaking 3 gens just to get the d-pad right and still lacking features and batteries.

            I will say the Xbone controller other than the pads are the best xbox controller yet. Very solid build and if not for the retarded thumb position would be a great controller.”

            Again, highly subjective.

          • ?????

            Dualshock was perfect?
            *Falls off chair laughing his ass off*

          • FloridaSun72

            No i base it on a billion dollar company that makes cheap products

          • Subjective arguments again?

          • Billy Brenders

            Yeah D-pad is a 1000 times better. They finally fixed the D-pad with the xbox one controller. Pushing right finally means scrolling right !

          • Well, subjective.

    • What? As an owner of both the 360 and One, I can tell you that the new one is totally better than the 360. After gaming on the One after a week, I still can’t get the feel back from the 360.

      • wiiPlayUpc

        I feel so bad for you. Sucker for both systems huh? Xbox has got to be the most pathetic existence of gamer there is (outside of mobile gaming of course). I mean you just get a fraction of what everyone else gets and that’s during the few short years it’s supported. After getting almost nothing compared to the competition PC/PS/Nintendo you have a drought of games for years.

        I feel sorry for you bro. Hopefully you at least got a secondary console. God don’t tell me a PC because that’s just plain stupid.

        • Thanks for subjective arguments. Sorry, but the head of Xbox is changing things. And I have a Wii U as well, by the way, and a PC. Even plan on getting a PS4 and 3DS.
          It must suck to be a fanboy. Always having to bash others just for having a different preference. Keep fighting over a plastic box. We know your parents won’t let you have all. Unlike you, I can afford these.

    • L the Master Otaku

      I wasn’t going to bother replying to any of you. You know exactly why. Anyone who says that it’s better, or that seems to think I’m trying to be “cool” are failing to make proper arguments. If I wanted to be cool, I’d just say it sucks and move on—just to be that “hipster” that thinks his opinion is better than everyone else’s. If you really want me to spell it out for you, anyone who says that the 4-way d-pad is better is basically stepping backwards in time. The 4-way d-pad was invented to cover side scrolling games and basic directional control. The 8-way was designed to be more comfortable for fighting games, keeping it comfortable in the living-room while giving the functionality of a fully directional joystick like in the arcade. In most cases, the 8-way was preferred over the joysticks because it gave that more fine-tuned analog control. The fact that I had to spell this out means you’re new-age gamers with no experience of background in gaming and like it more because it’s shiny and you never played fighting games competitively. While it’s true that the full-on pro scene used real arcade controllers, the 8-way was the next best thing and the traditional x-y axis joystick on these controllers aren’t always 100% infallible in terms of perfect control for that genre of games, but they work for 3D environments because camera control and directions are a lot easier to do, it doesn’t take precise movement to achieve the desired result. Some people are accustomed this functionality and haven’t been around as long as I have. They don’t see a problem because they’ve learned to either put up with the inconsistencies or compensate(playing slower). I’m not going to go on, but that’s just something you should really consider before trying to undermine another person’s opinion. You have no clue what they might actually know.

  • ?????’s mother

    So, a keyboard and mouse then?

    • Nice fake accounts upvoting you.

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