Microsoft Releases Xbox One Controller Drivers for PC

on June 5, 2014 2:57 PM

For many, the Xbox 360 controller has been a first choice when it comes to reliable and comfortable controllers for the PC. Xbox One controller drivers have been absent since the console’s release, but fortunately, Microsoft has officially delivered the drivers necessary to use the controller on the PC.

“Beginning today, new PC drivers for the Xbox One will be available for download, offering PC gamers a better way to play using the Xbox One controller. We’re planning to release the drivers as a part of a Windows update in the near future; however, today, I am happy to offer early access to our dedicated PC gamers on MajorNelson.com,” stated Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson).

He continued, “We know our fans have wanted PC compatibility, and we know they wanted to be able to use the Xbox One controller with the same games and applications they have been playing with using the Xbox 360 controller. We can’t wait for them to play their favorite PC games with what we consider the best controller ever made and we’re excited for fans to experience the improved D-pad, redesigned battery compartment, new comfortable design and offset analog sticks.

“The new PC drivers will enable the Xbox One controller to be used with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller. Simply download the drivers, connect your Xbox One controller to your computer through a micro USB cable and you’ll be gaming in no time.”

You can download the drivers here.

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