If you are an Xbox fan who would like to use the new XBox One controller on your PC, we have some good news. Apparently, the Xbox One controller will work on the PC via a wired connection sometime in 2014.
It sucks that we have to wait until 2014, but as a Microsoft representative said, “As we’ve stated, the Xbox One controller, although it looks similar in many ways, shares no underlying technology with the current Xbox 360 controller. 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. There is also some work that we need to do to make sure that existing PC games that support the Xbox 360 controller, will work with the Xbox One controller,”.
Basically it is a lot of work. So you just have to be patient. He points out that, “While it seems trivial, it’s actually quite a bit of dedicated work for all that to be seamless for the user. We know people want to use the Xbox One controller on their PC, and we do too – we expect to have the functionality available in 2014.” At least we know it is coming.
The Microsoft Xbox One is powered by a customised AMD Jaguar 8 core processor and will also feature a graphics processor that is tailored for Direct X 11. graphics and comes with 32MB of high bandwidth embedded ESRAM.
The 8GB of RAM on the Xbox one is DDR3, and will be capable of supporting full HD video in 1080p and the new 4k video, it will also offer full 7.1 surround sound support.