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The Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PC arrives next week

Back at the Game Developers Conference earlier this year, it was announced that those with Xbox One controllers would get the chance to use them with their PCs at some point this year. Now, that time has finally come, plenty of PC gamers like to use a controller from time to time, and the Xbox One controller offers some significant improvements over last generation’s 360 gamepad.

Key improvements include, better triggers, a much more responsive D-pad and analogue sticks with better grip. Those who do own an Xbox One controller will be able to grab the wireless adapter from next week and finally untether from the micro-USB cable.

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The exact release date is the 20th of October, with an initial price set at $24.99, which is quite high for an adapter but it’s not like Microsoft hasn’t pulled this sort of thing before. UK availability information should come soon. The main downside to this, is that it requires Windows 10, or at least that’s what Microsoft wants you to think judging by the marketing and product page. 

The adapter itself comes in a USB-stick, rather than a moveable receiver, so that may be worth looking in to if you are worried about your range being limited. There is a sync button to actually hook up your controller and that’s about it.

KitGuru Says: I like to use my Xbox One controller on the PC from time to time, so this adapter should make that a bit easier. I’m not a big fan of having a long micro-USB cable drooping all over my desk while I play. Do any of you use an Xbox One controller on the PC at the moment? Are you sticking with the 360 pad for now? 

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