If you have an XBox One, then there is some really good news for you. As of today, Microsoft has officially released their own drivers/software for the XBox One controller. You will be able to download and install the drivers, connecting your XBox One controller to the PC and just like that you will be able to play your favourite PC games with the XBox One controller. At this time, we’ve not been able to confirm if any other third party XBox One controllers (like the Mad Catz Killer Instinct FightStick TE2) will also work with these drivers. However, if anyone has been able to test a third party XBox One controller, please leave a comment below.
Personally, this is a move that I predicted ever since I first heard that Microsoft were working on the XBox One. I predicted that the controller would be compatible with the PC. It’s a great move because it of course gives us more ways to play our favourite games. Not only that, but it also gives game developers the oppportunity to create games for the PC that work with the XBox One controller. With that being said, i would like this to be implemented by way of a Windows Update or other method, such that you don’t have to install anything.
Of course, this is not the first time that this has happened. Microsoft also allows you to plug your XBox 360 controllers into your Windows PC. There is also an unofficial aftermarket application for Windows PC called MotionInJoy, which allows you to use your PlayStation 3 controller with a PC so you can. There are also other various third party aftermarket drivers which let you use your Wii remote as a controller for your PC games.