Great news for fans of the Xbox One controller who play PC games. You can ditch your Xbox 360 controller for the Xbox One controller now. Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hyrb (AKA Major Nelson) dropped the news this morning in a post on his blog.

Here’s what Major Nelson said in his blog post about the PC drivers.

“We know our fans have wanted PC compatibility, and we know they wanted to be able to use the Xbox One controller with the same games and applications they have been playing with using the Xbox 360 controller. We can’t wait for them to play their favorite PC games with what we consider the best controller ever made and we’re excited for fans to experience the improved D-pad, redesigned battery compartment, new comfortable design and offset analog sticks. The new PC drivers will enable the Xbox One controller to be used with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller. Simply download the drivers, connect your Xbox One controller to your computer through a micro USB cable and you’ll be gaming in no time.”

Oh, and which game did he decide to show off with his Xbox One controller. Halo 2 on PC. They’re just teasing us now. Several rumors have pointed to some kind of Halo HD remake at E3. Some center around Halo 2: Anniversary, others suggest a Halo 1-4 HD remake. A HD remake of Halo 2’s multiplayer would be awesome.

At this point, they almost have to announce it. Imagine the disappointment if no Halo HD remakes were announced at Microsoft’s E3 conference.

Anyways, back to the Xbox One controller for PC. Here’s the x86 driver and the x64 driver.

Use a USB to micro-USB cable to hook your Xbox One controller to your PC.


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