PC Drivers for the Xbox One Controller Now Available

👤by Craig Farren Comments 📅06.06.2014 14:31:01

One of the beauties of PC gaming is the ability to choose a number of different ways to control your game. Whether its the traditional keyboard and mouse, a joystick, driving wheel or a control pad the PC gives you freedom to choose what method suits your play style or game. The Xbox 360 controller has been a popular choice for PC gamers and now that the Xbox One has been released with its new and improved control pad its nice to see that there is support for that in the PC gaming community.

Xbox Live's Major Nelson has this to say about it.

Beginning today, new PC drivers for the Xbox One controller 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 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.

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.

If you have an Xbox One and want to use the controller on your PC just download the correct drivers, plug the controller in and away you go. It would be nice to see wireless support in the future but for this is a great first step.

Download the drivers here.
PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x86)

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x64)