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Download of the Week: Xbox One Controller Driver for Windows

By Erik
Jun 5, 2014
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  1. Considering Windows support for the Xbox 360 controllers has been a given for a very long time, Xbox One owners as well as PC gamers wanting to use the revamped console controller have been waiting for similar treatment since the launch of the...

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  2. So how do you connect it to the computer? Do you have to buy some sort of receiver or dongle?
     
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  3. Jamesbrah

    Jamesbrah TS Enthusiast Posts: 59   +11

    Standard micro USB I assume.
     
  4. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    I'm guessing the charging cable is also a data cable unlike the 360 controller.
     
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Correct. Plugging cable in uses the cable and not the wireless.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,894

    You would think the few questions in the comments asked so far, would have been answered in the article.
     
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  7. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 226   +85

    I had to do some reasearch to find out that this gamepad uses an INCLUDED and OPTIONAL microUSB cable and therefore should present no problems using it on PC. I still have no idea if it can be used wirelessly on PC though.
     
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  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,485   +2,038

    Hoo boy. A console controller and myself just don't see eye to eye, if I can't play a game with a keyboard and mouse then forget it.
     
  9. "Hoo boy. A console controller and myself just don't see eye to eye, if I can't play a game with a keyboard and mouse then forget it"

    There's quite a few different types of games that require a game pad. Button mashers and racing games come to mind. In the last two or three years I've come across I think 4 games that I downloaded and started, then stopped playing because I didn't have a controller.
     
  10. Erik

    Erik TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 305   +18

    I put a note in the driver pages... Your Xbox One controller needs to be connected to your PC through the micro USB cable for PC gaming.
     
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