This morning Microsoft has released two drivers for their Xbox One controller for PC. This means that if you have an Xbox One wireless controller – the only standard controller for the Xbox One at this time – you can now work with your PC as well.
It’s only a matter of time now before you’ll be rolling out with Halo 2 on your PC – or your Surface Pro, as Major Nelson shows in his teaser for this release this morning. This release will be appearing immediately if not soon through MajorNelson.com – you can download both the x86 and x64 drivers “early” through that portal – and be sure to let us know how they work with your unit!
This setup requires that you use a microUSB-to-USB cord to connect, for now. It is possible that the Xbox One wireless controller will work with wireless control for your PC in the future, but for now it’s just a standard experience.
It would appear also that this setup should be able to power your Xbox One controller as you go. While normally you’d be relying on the batteries or battery pack inside the Xbox One controller, this USB connection should send you enough power while you’re gaming on the fly.