Xbox One controller PC drivers released

Support will be added in Windows updates

Microsoft has released official PC drivers for Xbox One's controller, enabling it for use in the many games and applications that already support Xbox 360 gamepads.

Microsoft plans to release the drivers as part of a Windows update in the near future. PC gamers who want to start using their Xbox One controllers earlier can download dedicated drivers from the Major Nelson blog.


Playing on PC requires a Micro USB connection. Wireless functionality is not currently supported.

Prior to the Xbox One's release in 2013, Microsoft told CVG that it would roll out PC drivers in 2014 that would allow Xbox One controllers to install on Windows operating systems.

Microsoft says it spent $100 million working on the Xbox One controller, in order to perfect elements like the feel of the D-Pad, button travel, and offset joysticks.

PS4's DualShock 4 controller works on Windows, but it requires fan-made drivers for complete support.