Since the launch of the Xbox One I’ve been thinking that It’s a rather bizarre move by Microsoft to have left the Xbox one controller without wireless support on PC for so long, but soon that will be a thing of the past. Soon we owners of Xbox One controllers will be able to play completely detached from a cable while playing on PC.
According to Major Nelson Blog. Gamers running Windows 10 will be able to connect up to 8 Xbox One controllers using this new USB adapter, priced at $25 USD to a PC. It’s a bit of a surprise that this has taken so long, but I’ll assume that this will be another feature of Microsoft’s Windows 10 campaign. However the new adapter will not be available upon release of Windows 10, July 29, but rather later this year in the fall.
If you don’t already have an Xbox One controller, then getting the controller + the adapter will set you back $80, which in my book is a pretty steep price. With such a high price tag I hope that new motherboards post windows 10 release will come with built in Xbox One wireless connectors, or maybe Big M will drop the price to attract more adopters.
if you’d like to hear more of my thoughts on this topic, then I suggest you listen to the Buttonsmashers podcast.
Hopefully they’ll bundle it together at a discount if you buy the controller, since they seem to be putting a lot of focus on Windows 10 gaming.
it’s $80 with the controller, which i think is a waste. hopefully they realize that that’s too much and drop the price before they launch it.
The controller itself is $60, so $20 for the adapter to use up to 8 controllers wirelessly isn’t a bad deal IMO. It’s about $3 for a micro USB cable if you didn’t want to worry about going wireless, but that only works for one controller. If you buy 8 of those it’s $24, plus whatever it costs for an octopus USB output.
This is one of the more expensive wireless adapters on the market http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-WN822N-Wireless-External-Antennas/dp/B00416Q5KI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1434510064&sr=8-8&keywords=wireless+adapter
It’s still cheaper than that adapter that Microsoft has and is an actual wife adapter that covers pretty good range. I can’t justify $20 for a usb adapter.
This is another one from logitech that serves a similar purpose for less.
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