Xbox One Controller PC Compatibility Coming…Eventually
If you’re looking to upgrade your PC gamepad experience, you might be waiting a while.
A Microsoft spokesperson, in an interview with GamesBeat, that while they have plans to make the Xbox One controller usable on the PC like its predecessor, this functionality will not be available at launch. In fact, although the Xbox One controller looks similar to the Xbox 360 controller, the claimed 40 design improvements would result in an entirely new driver. While these changes sound like they might be a simple process, keep in mind that Microsoft will also be working tirelessly to make sure that games that are specially integrated with the 360 controller will work seamlessly with the One controller.
PC gamers, expect to be able to throw away your 360 controller sometime in 2014.