Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows Starts Shipping Today

By   /   Oct 20, 2015
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Up until now if you wanted to use an Xbox One controller for the PC then you had to use a wired controller. This has changed today with the release of an Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.

Today Xbox’s Major Nelson announced that the Wireless Adapter is now shipping around the world, including the US. Prices in America will be $24.00 for the adapter itself, or $79.95 if bundled with an actual adapter.

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To use the adaptor all you’ll need is a free USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port for your PC, laptop, or tablet. Then the controller itself can be binded to the device which should allow the owner to use it wirelessly. This can then be used to play games on the PC itself or through streaming through Windows 10 and the Xbox One app.

While many PC players prefer to use the keyboard and mouse to play many games there are many that have controller support. As we see the release of more console type games released for the platform, playing with a controller is a preferred way to play. This is especially the case with fighting games, first person shooters though will always suit the mouse and keyboard though as it gives more accuracy for the player.

It will be interesting to see how many people will spend more money for the wireless adapter, if they have already purchased the wired controller (or are using a 360 version of the controller). This will probably be dependent on if they want to play the games wirelessly or not.

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As the Steam Controller is also being released now it will also be interesting to see if people are more interested in that controller more. Especially with the way that Valve are looking to add moddability to it.

Do you like using the Xbox One controller with your PC? Will you be buying a Wireless Adapter? Let us know your thoughts below.