Xbox 360 Controller was almost a requirement for PC gaming in the past. It supported a large variety of games, and the layout is simply pure genius. There are other brands of controllers, but what the 360 controller offered was nothing short of amazing compared to others. The same can be told for the Xbox One controller. The only difference is, it is not out yet, but it will be ?very soon?.
Microsoft recently announced that the PC support for Xbox One controller will be out real soon.
In a NeoGAF post, some people posted about the lack of support on Microsoft?s next gen console controller on the PC. Microsoft Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb a.k.a ?Major Nelson? responded to these messages by saying ?Soon. Very Soon?. Unfortunately, that?s all he said and not a single detail was given.
The controller?s support for the PC, was supposed to be pushed out by 2014 according to last year?s original plan. They, however, stated that it?s not as simple as it looks like. A lot of other things must be considered in making it work on the PC, like new wireless mode support, triggers and additional controls that makes the Xbox One controller entirely different with its former 360 counterpart.
?There is also some work that we need to do to make sure that existing PC games that support the Xbox 360 controller, will work with the Xbox One controller. While it seems trivial, it’s actually quite a bit of dedicated work for all that to be seamless for the user.”
Once the official drivers are released, Xbox One controller, as well as those sold separately, will natively work on Windows PC. At the moment, they will take the 360 controller?s place.
Despite all these, we can still use unofficial alternatives to use Xbox One controllers, and even PlayStation 4 controllers on the PC, but most of these things are rather limited.
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