Xbox Wireless Adapter for Xbox One controllers ships today, only compatible with Windows 10 | PCGamesN

Xbox Wireless Adapter for Xbox One controllers ships today, only compatible with Windows 10


Microsoft's USB adapter for the Xbox One controller seems like a handy bit of kit. You plug it in and it automatically detects and supports up to eight controllers and four chat headsets (or two stereo headsets). 

Phil Spencer wants Xbox 360 games to work on PC.

The USB device is shipping to most retailers worldwide from today, so you'll be able to grab one soon. However, judging by the wording on the official announcement, it seems like it will only be compatible with Windows 10.

"With the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, you’ll simply plug the adapter into the USB 2.0 or 3.0 port of your Windows 10 PC, laptop or tablet and bind the adapter to your wireless controller to enable the same gaming experience you’re used to on Xbox One, including in-game chat and high-quality stereo audio," writes Major Nelson. 

The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will be available for $24.99 USD (RRP) or bundled with an Xbox One Wireless Controller for $79.95 USD (RRP). 

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LemonScampi Avatar
2 Years ago

Win 10 only...


Well.....just because of course.

Prime Avatar
2 Years ago

A lot of retailers have different release dates. Hopefully Microsofts date is correct. I'm ready to ditch my DS4

Belimawr Avatar
2 Years ago

to be fair I'm happy with my DS4, does everything it needs to and runs on bluetooth.

Ninja Fried Rice Avatar
2 Years ago

Someone is going to fix that Win10 only bug. All we have to do is wait.

subedii Avatar
2 Years ago

Honestly, after getting used to the Steam controller I can't see myself going back. Aside from being able to control mouse games, it's WAY better for FPS's than your standard gamepad (although that's a low bar, it seems to be the inverse of what most current press is saying).

That'll come off as fanboyism to most of the current mainstream games sites, but frankly they tried it for all of 2 seconds before declaring it different therefore bad and you should stick to the controller. It's kind of silly how few of them even acknowledged that the thing has a gyroscope / accelerometer and what this does for aiming.

Flappers Avatar
2 Years ago

I think I'll stick to my wireless 360 controller that cost me $40 brand new.

Jenks Avatar
2 Years ago

If the chatpad gets functioning drivers, this may push me to Windows 10. It's a shame the 360 pad's chatpad never got proper drivers.