Xbox One Controller PC Compatible in 2014

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Xbox One Controller PC Compatible in 2014

Xbox One Controller

Microsoft says it will take time to make the Xbox One's controller "seamless" on PCs.

One of the biggest caveats of console gaming are the limits of controllers. At the end of the day there are only so many buttons you can comfortably fit on the limited space provides and, as it sometimes happens, those limitations brush up against the ambitions of a game. PC gaming, in contrast, frequently benefits from the expanded accuracy and button options provided by the mouse and keyboard. That said, there are still times when a dedicated controller can be preferable, and while there are plenty of options to choose from, more than a few go with the Xbox 360's controller.

With the Xbox One on the horizon however the question on many minds is whether or not PC gamers will be able to use its controller in the same way they its predecessor's. The short answer is yes. The longer one is not right away. "We know people want to use the Xbox One controller on their PC, and we do too - we expect to have the functionality available in 2014," said an Xbox spokesperson. The delays will come from the necessity of making sure the controller works on PCs just as well as it does on the Xbox One. "While it seems trivial, it's actually quite a bit of dedicated work for all that to be seamless for the user." Some will likely be disappointed by the delay, but considering the improvements Microsoft is implementing in the new controller, it may very well be worth waiting for.

Source: Kotaku

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Can't see much point in getting one, honestly. The games on PC that control better with a controller (which aren't that numerous) work just fine with a 360 controller, or I imagine with a lot of other third party controllers. Unlike consoles, PC users don't need to change keyboards of controllers with each upgrade.

That's because they're luddites dragging the rest of us down to their level. If I were the grand overlord of gaming, I would ban mice and keyboards in their current form for the sake of gaming.

Whatever, upgrading to a new gen of consoles is one thing, but if I won't to use a gamepad with my PC I'm sure the 360 controller I use now will remain good enough.

Not a lot of news content in this topic. I suppose this most benefits those who would for some reason game on both an Xbone and a PC. Otherwise there'll just be cheaper alternatives kicking about that do the job just as well; if people aren't already sorted for their controller of choice.

And next week we receive word that the PS4 controller will be available for PC's on the launch date for the PS4.

Because that's what this console race is turning into, see also: Video Capture, Price, Game Sharing, etc.

The current controller I use with my PC works just fine, why on earth would I ever fork over the money to upgrade to an Xbone controller? (Outside of my current one bursting into flames, and even then I'd just buy a new one through e-bay)

I'm eager to get the new X1 controller in my hands and see if the trigger rumble makes a big difference.

We can talk all you like about accuracy of a mouse or buttons on a keyboard, I just plain prefer a controller. And specifically a controller with a proper trigger (i.e. the 360 controller). I'm interested to see how it works on it's native platform and if that transfers to PC play in any substantial way.

ActionDan:

FreedomofInformation:
That's because they're luddites dragging the rest of us down to their level. If I were the grand overlord of gaming, I would ban mice and keyboards in their current form for the sake of gaming.

Smells like a troll attempt here. If you're serious, have fun trying to play anything RTS or FPS related with a controller with any high level of skill.

Don't forget those sim games which require half the keyboard, or any game that requires fine control without resorting to aimbots/aim assist.

Like everyone else here with a ounce of common sense, why on earth would anyone be interested let alone want one? Pc's are not consoles. Your new controller is not important nore any improvement over any other controller out now. But thanks for showing us how out of touch from the consumer you are.

Meh, Xbox controlers always make my hands cramp up after half hour or so.

So I'll be sticking with a dualshock3 for my controler needs on the PC for the forseeable future

My dualshock 3 connected to a 99p eBay special Bluetooth dongle works just fine thank you ( i can even emulate a 360 pad in DS3 tool). Now if i could only get the ouya controller to emulate xine input.

I'll probably just keep using my corded 360 one.
And when it dies I'll buy another (provided I can still find them at that point)
If not, well guess I'll get the new controller.

ZZoMBiE13:
I'm eager to get the new X1 controller in my hands and see if the trigger rumble makes a big difference.

We can talk all you like about accuracy of a mouse or buttons on a keyboard, I just plain prefer a controller. And specifically a controller with a proper trigger (i.e. the 360 controller). I'm interested to see how it works on it's native platform and if that transfers to PC play in any substantial way.

the only controller to ever have a "proper trigger" was the N64

FreedomofInformation:
That's because they're luddites dragging the rest of us down to their level. If I were the grand overlord of gaming, I would ban mice and keyboards in their current form for the sake of gaming.

Yeah, I cannot tell if you are being deliberately antagonistic and ignorant (the t word that when uttered by the innocent bring forth the wrath of the almighty mod) or trying to make a joke. If it is the former then you failed in your attempt given its complete lack of subtly and if the former, once again it just does not work given the additional ambiguity and comical ignorance, even if feigned.

P.S. People do not use their computers just for gaming. How could I do this with a controller?

Edit: I personally have no reason to stop using my current 360 controller and it will be less than 24 hours before hackers create an adhoc driver for the new one.

This is about the only thing I would by from the Xbone.
Just the controller.
That's it.
Sonic games tend to work like poop on a PC control scheme.(Why would the C button be jump?!) so good job M$. You found yourself a niche market.

5bux says the official drivers will be win8 only.

I've got my 360 controller working fine with PC, but I like peripherals so it'd be nice if I could add the new one to the collection as well.

vun:
5bux says the official drivers will be win8 only.

You may well be correct, they need something to try and push that POS Operating System, i guess someone will hack it to work on windows 7 soon enough if that is the case. As much as windows 7 does wrong at least it works and has an interface that is not designed for a overpriced tablet. Did i say overpriced oh sorry i just mean tablet :P.

Ya my money is on them taking the time to make those drivers Win8 exclusive, also that Xbone launch day +1 will already yield a fan written driver and then MS will flip shit.

Wait, didn't the Xbox One have weird unique ports for all it's controllers, headsets etc. so you couldn't use any 3rd party peripherals on the machine? How will it plug into the computer?

Apart from that it's quite a nice thought, although I agree with the people saying it'll be a windows 8 exclusive, you just know it will.

Saulkar:

FreedomofInformation:
That's because they're luddites dragging the rest of us down to their level. If I were the grand overlord of gaming, I would ban mice and keyboards in their current form for the sake of gaming.

Yeah, I cannot tell if you are being deliberately antagonistic and ignorant (the t word that when uttered by the innocent bring forth the wrath of the almighty mod) or trying to make a joke. If it is the former then you failed in your attempt given its complete lack of subtly and if the former, once again it just does not work given the additional ambiguity and comical ignorance, even if feigned.

P.S. People do not use their computers just for gaming. How could I do this with a controller?

The topic is gaming so I'm going to assume you meant Mech or sim games which actually do better with proper controllers and proper gaming keypads not some typewriter knock off.

RTS games would actually be better with Wii U setup.

What possible benefits could this have on PC over a 360 controller? I have no issues sticking with a 360 controller....especially since I just got one the other day. Works great but it feels odd when I put it down and put up the PS3 controller.

Unfortunately, my PC isn't online all the time, so I'll be sticking with my off-line capable 360 controller.

And Windows 7.

I'll be getting one because of these reasons:

1: I like to game for long periods of time. My back starts hurting after a while over my K+M. I want to lounge back with a controller.
2: I don't already have a 360 controller. Since I'm not desperate for one, I'll wait for the newest model.
3: MS DID fix the stupid D-pad and improved the control sticks on the new controller, so that's a plus over the 360 controller that I don't have.

And that's also why I think I'll actually NOT throw criticism at Microsoft or get caught up in the Keyboard-and-Mouse vs. controller war this time. Godspeed.

Love how the Windows 8 hate makes it's way into every related thread. I wonder how many people who hate Windows 8 have actually used it for more than a few minutes. I have been using it since the beta and while it isn't perfect, it isn't as bad as people say. In fact, going back to Windows 7 on my laptop is a pain now. Windows 7 is slower.

ActionDan:
Can't see much point in getting one, honestly. The games on PC that control better with a controller (which aren't that numerous) work just fine with a 360 controller, or I imagine with a lot of other third party controllers. Unlike consoles, PC users don't need to change keyboards of controllers with each upgrade.

And yet, people will go out of their way to get a more ergonomic keyboard or mouse. It's like there's already a built-in explanation within your example or something.

FreedomofInformation:

Saulkar:

FreedomofInformation:
That's because they're luddites dragging the rest of us down to their level. If I were the grand overlord of gaming, I would ban mice and keyboards in their current form for the sake of gaming.

Yeah, I cannot tell if you are being deliberately antagonistic and ignorant (the t word that when uttered by the innocent bring forth the wrath of the almighty mod) or trying to make a joke. If it is the former then you failed in your attempt given its complete lack of subtly and if the former, once again it just does not work given the additional ambiguity and comical ignorance, even if feigned.

P.S. People do not use their computers just for gaming. How could I do this with a controller?

The topic is gaming so I'm going to assume you meant Mech or sim games which actually do better with proper controllers and proper gaming keypads not some typewriter knock off.

RTS games would actually be better with Wii U setup.

You crack me up, mate.

I wonder why professional Starcraft players use Keyboard+mouse, rather than a modded Wii U controller. Could it be something to do with macros and keybindings, perhaps? Or maybe they're just yet to recognise your genius.

Hero in a half shell:
Wait, didn't the Xbox One have weird unique ports for all it's controllers, headsets etc. so you couldn't use any 3rd party peripherals on the machine? How will it plug into the computer?

Apart from that it's quite a nice thought, although I agree with the people saying it'll be a windows 8 exclusive, you just know it will.

If it plugs in at all, likely a USB port. The proprietary connectors are for the headset plugging into the back for "accessories," which has nothing to do with connectivity of the unit itself and should in no way impact PC gaming.

antidonkey:
What possible benefits could this have on PC over a 360 controller? I have no issues sticking with a 360 controller....especially since I just got one the other day. Works great but it feels odd when I put it down and put up the PS3 controller.

Reduced dead spots on the thumb sticks, better response, a D-Pad that isn't complete ass, something about the triggers.

I'm not saying I'm upgrading, but I can certainly see why people might find these beneficial.

MinionJoe:
Unfortunately, my PC isn't online all the time, so I'll be sticking with my off-line capable 360 controller.

And Windows 7.

Wait, what?

WeepingAngels:
Love how the Windows 8 hate makes it's way into every related thread. I wonder how many people who hate Windows 8 have actually used it for more than a few minutes. I have been using it since the beta and while it isn't perfect, it isn't as bad as people say. In fact, going back to Windows 7 on my laptop is a pain now. Windows 7 is slower.

And really, the most logical explanation isn't that other people dislike something you like, it's that they just haven't given it a shot. This could all be solved by a Don Mattrick-esque "eductation" program on the matter people stopping the undesired behaviour of having their own likes and dislikes.

And with a glowing endorsement like "it's not as bad as people say," who wouldn't want to jump onboard?

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The Plunk:

You crack me up, mate.

I wonder why professional Starcraft players use Keyboard+mouse, rather than a modded Wii U controller. Could it be something to do with macros and keybindings, perhaps? Or maybe they're just yet to recognise your genius.

Because all RTS games are Starcraft. One wonders what the players would choose if they weren't restricted by the rules.
Videogamers should be expanding their horizons instead of limiting them.

Love my Xbox 360 pad on the PC.
It getting old though (have been using it since the Xbox 360 launch).
I might need to replace at one point or another so this could be a nice choice.

However I have some requirements:
- Corded
- Win 7

FreedomofInformation:
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The Plunk:

You crack me up, mate.

I wonder why professional Starcraft players use Keyboard+mouse, rather than a modded Wii U controller. Could it be something to do with macros and keybindings, perhaps? Or maybe they're just yet to recognise your genius.

Because all RTS games are Starcraft. One wonders what the players would choose if they weren't restricted by the rules.
Videogamers should be expanding their horizons instead of limiting them.

No, but all RTS games use hotkeys. Unless they are made with a controller in mind, which tends to create a poor quality game.
Give it up, numerous games are better with a keyboard. Trying to reach even 50 actions per minute with a Wiimote would be one of the most frustrating things anyone could ever do. It would be like typing with the Windows 8 onscreen keyboard using your mouse.

OT:
I use my Dual Shock 3 when I need to. I saw the outrageous price that they're still charging for a wireless Xbox 360 controller and laughed. I'll deal with having to use motionjoy.

FreedomofInformation:
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The Plunk:

You crack me up, mate.

I wonder why professional Starcraft players use Keyboard+mouse, rather than a modded Wii U controller. Could it be something to do with macros and keybindings, perhaps? Or maybe they're just yet to recognise your genius.

Because all RTS games are Starcraft. One wonders what the players would choose if they weren't restricted by the rules.
Videogamers should be expanding their horizons instead of limiting them.

People have tried playing FPS games with mouse and keyboard vs Gamepads. Mouse and keyboard was and still is superior to gamepad or any other device. Same would go for RTS where you just don't have enough buttons for the game.

There is just no challenge unless we somehow can make a tool that allow you to use your entire brain to direct the game.

Ya maybe no official support from Microsoft, but I imagine we will have unofficial ones with in a month or two of xbox one's launch.

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