Microsoft announced its new Xbox Wireless Adapter about a week ago. It’s a USB stick that allows Windows 10 PC owners to hook up an Xbox One controller with their PC for easier gaming.
The new adapter is smaller and more robust than the previous offering. Microsoft was going to release it soon but the company now says that it’s delaying the new Xbox Wireless Adapter until next year. We will just have to wait.
When the new adapter was officially confirmed, it was going to be released on August 8th. It would have been available for purchase through Microsoft’s online store, but that’s not what happened on August 8th. Instead, the listing has been updated on the Microsoft Store to say that the new Xbox Wireless Adapter is “not available.” The new release date is January 31st, 2018. That is quite a wait.
If you were looking forward to picking one up, you will have to wait for about six months. Microsoft has confirmed the news. You will only be able to purchase the new adapter in the new year. Customers in other markets will have it sooner. The adapter will be available for customers in Japan later this month while customers in Australia and New Zealand will get it next month. I guess we have to wait.