Microsoft has today finally released PC drivers for the Xbox One controller, allowing users to use their Xbox One controller with PC games.

This is something that the company planned to release as a Windows update in the future, however to do yet another 180 they have now decided to they will release the drivers as a stand alone download.

To commemorate the release, Microsoft wrote the following in their post:

“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.”

Users can download the Xbox One Controller PC drivers by heading over to the Major Nelson blog at the link below. Once downloaded they can then connect their Xbox One controller to their PC using a micro USB cable.

There’s no news yet on whether these drivers might make there way to the Mac.

Source Major Nelson

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