Xbox One gamepad drivers for Windows PCs are available today, with Windows Update integration to follow.
Rejoice, Xbox One owners: You can finally use your controller to play games on your PC.
Why it’s taken a company as vast and PC-centered as Microsoft nearly seven months since the Xbox One debuted last November to make this possible I couldn’t tell you, but the day has finally come.
Starting Thursday, says Microsoft, you can download PC drivers for the Xbox One controller from Microsoft spokesperson Larry (“Major Nelson”) Hryb’s website. The company says it plans to slip the drivers into the Windows Update process down the road, but in the meantime, Major Nelson’s website is your go-to for x86 or x64 driver access.
According to Microsoft, the PC drivers will let you use the Xbox One controller “with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller.” You need only download and install the drivers, then plug your Xbox One controller into the computer using its micro-USB cable.