PC Drivers for the Xbox One Controller Are Now Available
It may have taken longer than PC gamers would have liked, but Microsoft has officially released the PC drivers for the Xbox One Controller.
The drivers aren’t yet downloading automatically through Windows Update just yet, but they are available for anyone to download them earlier at MajorNelson. Before downloading one or the other, users should check to see if their Windows desktop, laptop or tablet is an x86 or x64 based system. Then they should download the corresponding driver. Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista users can find out which one they need by looking in the Properties area of My Computer or Computer. Casual users who don’t know what any of that means should just wait until it’s available through Windows Update.
Paired with a microUSB cable, the PC drivers will allow users to play PC games like Star Trek Online and Halo: Spartan Assault on their devices with the Xbox One’s controller instead of using their keyboard and mouse. Each individual game has to support the functionality.
Microsoft says that any game that worked with the Xbox 360’s PC drivers will also work with the Xbox One.