With Microsoft’s advances on Xbox Live it’s a wonder being able to use a Xbox One controller on the PC hasn’t come sooner. Today director of Xbox programming, Major Nelson, was just spotted in a Neogaf thread stating that this feature is coming “Soon. Very soon.”
Last year, this was announced to be coming to PC in 2014, but that was all the information we received. Users have asked repeatedly why it has taken so long and in response, Microsoft said “New wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in ‘wired’ mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC.”
The dream is to eventually be able to use a Xbox One controller on PC and Xbox without having to use two separate devices.
Theoretically, with this technology and drive, Microsoft could have the potential to create a hybrid gaming computer / console if the Steam Machine does well.
Microsoft has had pushback in the console war since the PS4 came out, so this could be a great move to win them back some customers. I’m a PC gamer and I know once this is available I’ll be using it.
Watch for more news on our feeds as a release date is sure to come “Soon. Very soon.”