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Xbox One controllers coming to PC “very soon”

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If there is one thing that I adore about the Xbox One, it’s the controller. It’s even more comfortable than the Xbox 360 controller, plus that haptic feedback on the triggers is amazing. Poor PC gamers have been waiting for so long to get their hands on it, but it seems the wait is almost over.

Apparently, there were some issues with drivers and compatibility that led to this protracted delay on PC support. Over on NeoGAF, people were complaining about this lack of support, and wondering when we might see an announcement from Xbox. Major Nelson actually piped up with his comment:

Soon. Very soon.

You know what else is happening very soon? E3. Could this mean that we’re going to see Xbox One support for PC announced during Microsoft’s E3 presentation? It is the perfect time to announce and will carry on the new vibe of Microsoft supporting gaming across Xbox One and PC. Of course, not all master race gamers are willing to give up their archaic mouse and keyboard controls, but those who are will be in for a serious treat on that Xbox One controller.

Oh, who am I kidding? You guys know I just love those vibrating triggers too much. But now, fans of the controller won’t be as compelled to get the console and give up on their precious PCs. Have your cake and eat it, too. I know I would like to play all my games with that impressive controller in my hands.

Last Updated: May 26, 2014

53 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 26, 2014 at 12:03

    “archaic mouse and keyboard controls”
    Spoken like a true hipster

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    • Brendyn Zachary

      May 26, 2014 at 12:14

      Yeah, PC peripherals are so archaic at least you can upgrade the HDD, optical drive, RAM, CPU, GPU and change the brand of peripheral you want on a console… Oh, wait.

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      • Admiral Chief in Space

        May 26, 2014 at 12:14

        Hehehe

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      • MakeItLegal

        May 26, 2014 at 12:15

        Ha ha … Flame bait … But u said that very well

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      • Jedi JJ

        May 26, 2014 at 12:23

        yessssss

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        May 26, 2014 at 13:15

        i upgraded my Mac’s RAM. i think it’s a PC now πŸ˜›

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          May 26, 2014 at 13:28

          Wasn’t your Mac a PC before it was cool to be a PC?

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        • RinceofFuturePast

          May 26, 2014 at 13:34

          So is it a Pac RAM now? Or a PC Mac? o-O

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        • HisDivineOrder

          May 26, 2014 at 14:26

          Macs aren’t PC’s.

          I saw this on a commercial a while back. Macs are that poor kid who helps Tim Allen save those aliens in Galaxy Quest, who then gets his eyes ripped out of his head in Jeepers Creepers, and who has an eye transplant in time to watch his girlfriend get Dragged to Hell.

          PC’s are that guy from The Daily Show who sometimes has a peripheral moustache and sometimes doesn’t.

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  2. Admiral Chief in Space

    May 26, 2014 at 12:04

    If the announce cross platform PC/XBone, it will destroy the PeeEssFawr….just my thoughts

    In related news, I’m having tea with Lord Gabe in 6 minutes, where we will be discussing Free2Play HL3

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2014 at 12:12

      If the announce?
      What do you mean with “the” precious?

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      • Admiral Chief in Space

        May 26, 2014 at 12:14

        Because I won’t even question “y”

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    • Jedi JJ

      May 26, 2014 at 12:22

      Don’t lie. They’d never ruin HL3 like that.

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    • HisDivineOrder

      May 26, 2014 at 14:29

      Alas, my friend, Microsoft is not SMART enough to make PC and any Xbox “cross platform” or any kind of unified strategy of gaming. Sorry. Best we may see on PC from Microsoft is if they try to keep it “cross platform” with Windows Phone and that ain’t much, is it?

      To think MS would try and use their Xbox gaming system to build a unified vision of gaming across their entire product base? Haha, that’s a pipe dream we all had many, many years ago before we realized Microsoft doesn’t give a fig about PC gaming no matter how many times they promise to do otherwise. (Hint: They promise to focus on PC gaming every 2-3 years when Xbox goes through a rough patch.)

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      • Admiral Chief in Space

        May 26, 2014 at 14:30

        Heh, I think you missed my sarcasm in my comment, but yeah, I’m with you dude

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  3. Umar_Zero

    May 26, 2014 at 12:05

    Insta-buy

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  4. Jedi JJ

    May 26, 2014 at 12:13

    I got tired of waiting.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2014 at 12:14

      So you bought a XBOX One?

      Reply

      • HisDivineOrder

        May 26, 2014 at 14:30

        Odds are better he bought a PS4 given the units sold to customers Sony’s giving versus the units sold to stores Microsoft’s giving.

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  5. MakeItLegal

    May 26, 2014 at 12:14

    Yes ! Herd only good things about this remote !

    Oh wait we in South Africa …. Well maybe maybe we get lucky

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 26, 2014 at 12:17

      Somewhere in September last I “herd”

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      • Alex Hicks

        May 26, 2014 at 12:21

        In that case – wake me up when September ends.

        *badum tish*

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        • Admiral Chief in Space

          May 26, 2014 at 12:25

          Oh snap

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        • Jedi JJ

          May 26, 2014 at 12:27

          You just had to ruin my Monday with that song, didn’t you?

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          • Alex Hicks

            May 26, 2014 at 12:29

            I aim to please.

          • Jedi JJ

            May 26, 2014 at 12:32

            Going to wash out my ears with something decent now.

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            May 26, 2014 at 12:34

            And just WHAT EXACTLY is wrong with that song?

          • Jedi JJ

            May 26, 2014 at 13:07

            The easier question would be, “what isn’t?”
            Don’t like the genre and the band and the song and the sound.
            But I know that a lot of people love them, so no judging. πŸ˜‰

        • Hammersteyn

          May 26, 2014 at 12:35

          LOL

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      • MakeItLegal

        May 26, 2014 at 13:04

        I am worried that the CPA won’t allow it in , due to the cloud

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 26, 2014 at 13:38

          hehehehe

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  6. Happy Hamster

    May 26, 2014 at 12:21

    If they go the way like the headset we will probably have to fork out how many R’ssss for a adapter to use the controller on PC? like the already expensive headset adapter

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    • Dutch Matrix

      May 26, 2014 at 12:27

      Micro$oft… Is all I am saying…

      Reply

  7. Alex Hicks

    May 26, 2014 at 12:25

    XBox 1 controller, or steam controller? difficult decision …

    Either way – does anyone know if FIFA PC home streaming works even though it isn’t a Steam game? I know some non-steam games work; but honestly – that’s the only thing I can think of that I would want to play on a controller from the lounge on my TV.

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    • Viking Of Science

      May 26, 2014 at 12:27

      It Should work, If you launch it through Steam, you know, add non-steam game in the corner. Give it a shot. however, it being a non-steam, you may experience some performance issues.

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    • Weanerdog

      May 26, 2014 at 13:56

      I think that the steam controller is there to replace mouse and keyboard, so if its something that you would rather use a controller for now i.e. Fifa then the XBox 1 controller should be your choice I would hazzard, but we never going to know until we get some quality time with the steam controller.

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  8. Uberutang

    May 26, 2014 at 12:29

    Nice, but will it be worth spending R1000 to upgrade from the 360 controller?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      May 26, 2014 at 12:39

      it vibrates #sold πŸ˜›

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      • Uberutang

        May 26, 2014 at 12:40

        So does the 360 controller (and my toothbrush)

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          May 26, 2014 at 12:50

          but this time the triggers vibrate. and it’s really comfy. also, nothing beats a vibrating toothbrush.

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          • Rags

            May 26, 2014 at 13:41

            ‘toothbrush’ yeah right

  9. Mitten MixGranola

    May 26, 2014 at 12:40

    it is about time! finally external hdd support! anyone know if you can use SSD’s with the new update? #SolidStateDrive #amazingSpeed

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  10. Matthew Holliday

    May 26, 2014 at 12:52

    only just recently invested in the xbox 360 one of these for PC…
    hopefully the wireless one has better drivers than the 360 vers.

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    • Mossel

      May 26, 2014 at 12:55

      Me as well. Bought a 360controller about 3 months ago and I went for the wired option because I’m cheap like that.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 26, 2014 at 13:01

        I tried 2 of the wireless ones, one of the recievers was bust and the other ones drivers conflicted with the recievers drivers…
        returned both and got the wireless one aswell.

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    • FoxOneZA

      May 26, 2014 at 16:42

      Wireless one doesn’t require drivers on Windows 8+

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      • Matthew Holliday

        May 27, 2014 at 10:00

        which is good, should the default drivers not conflict.
        wired version doesnt require drivers on any system.

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  11. Aries

    May 26, 2014 at 13:08

    Some games are just made for a controller and some not, FPS is for mouse and keyboard and Fifa def a contoller

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  12. Peter Pan

    May 26, 2014 at 13:09

    I use my 360 controller on my PC quite a bit, so I’m keen for the controller.

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  13. Kromas

    May 26, 2014 at 13:13

    Keep it. Ill use my steam controller. (Also coming soon …. ish)

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    • HisDivineOrder

      May 26, 2014 at 14:32

      Meanwhile, others are already using their PS4 controller for PC gaming because MS sat on their thumbs forever.

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  14. HisDivineOrder

    May 26, 2014 at 14:23

    Can’t wait till they announce the new required dongle adapter that burns out USB3 ports (like the older dongle did on USB2), costs $99.99 without a controller, is fiddly, probably incompatible with games so you still need the Xbox 360 controller for games that look for it, and requires installation of a new version of Games for Windows Live called Xbox One Games for Windows Live (Say that five times as fast) that is required for use with the controller.

    When all Microsoft really had to do was just support Bluetooth and, voila! Like magic, we’d all have “adapters” for their controller built in.

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  15. Sofia Caden

    May 26, 2014 at 15:01

    I don’t understand why they didn’t design it work from the start. Its a couple of drivers that can just emulate the xbox 360 layout πŸ˜› I’m sure they could have done that in a week. Give us a quick fix then work on a long term solution πŸ˜› http://bit.ly/1jKn0PH

    Reply

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