Xbox One Controller for Windows in November

The Xbox website announces that a wired version of the Xbox One controller will become available for Windows in November. This is listed with a USD$59.95 price tag, and die-hard Sidewinder fans may be offended to hear them refer to this as "the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced." Here's word on the controller, and how it will also work with an Xbox one either with the wire or wirelessly:
We have good news for all of the controller-loving PC gamers out there: Soon, you’ll have a new option for bringing the comfort and precision of a controller to your computer with the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows.

Arriving in November 2014, the Windows 7 and Windows 8-compatible controller brings the feel of the Xbox One to your PC. The Xbox One Controller + Cable is the culmination of over 200 prototypes; featuring over 40 awesome innovations, it’s the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced.

The Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows is simple to use, plugging into any available USB slot and updating automatically. Want to switch it over to your Xbox One for some console gaming? No problem! The controller works on your Xbox One as well, either wirelessly or with the cable, making it more versatile than third-party PC controllers.

You can grab the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows this holiday season, at most major retailers or your local Microsoft Store.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 18, 2014, 07:58
Quboid
 
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 18, 2014, 07:58
Sep 18, 2014, 07:58
 Quboid
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 01:44:
Still no valid PC games from MS.

Minecraft?

(Too soon?)
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 18, 2014, 03:22
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 18, 2014, 03:22
Sep 18, 2014, 03:22
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:57:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:34:
gilly775 wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:31:
and die-hard Sidewinder fans may be offended to hear them refer to this as "the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced."

Which Sidewinder controller? there were many different models.

That would be the Sidewinder FFB2 Pro. (With the USB dongle)

I have the Force Feedback 2, and there is no need for a dongle. It already has a USB cable. There were earlier versions of the stick that had fans inside to keep the motors cool, but it was noisy. Later versions removed the fans and it doesn't feel like it's getting warm. It runs fine with Windows 7.

I also have the Sidewinder force feedback wheel and pedals, so I can play flight sim or driving games.

I'm not sure what your earlier comment was about. It seemed like you were looking for a successor because the existing one doesn't work with Windows 7 or something, but I've had no issues with it. The problem is games that even support such controllers anymore. If they don't support DirectInput, then they were probably just rushed out the door pieces of shit that I wouldn't want to play anyway. XD

Im looking for a successor because I dont have one anymore, and because Microsoft doesnt make them anymore.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 18, 2014, 01:44
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 18, 2014, 01:44
Sep 18, 2014, 01:44
 
Still no valid PC games from MS.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 23:12
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 23:12
Sep 17, 2014, 23:12
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 20:52:
PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 18:32:
But it comes with a "Cable for Windows".

That could mean anything!
It's a $0.23 USB cable that's grey, and has a MS certified sticker on it, that they're charging $29.99 for.

How do you think they can afford to pay $2.5B for Minecraft?
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Sep 17, 2014, 20:52
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Sep 17, 2014, 20:52
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 18:32:
But it comes with a "Cable for Windows".

That could mean anything!
It's a $0.23 USB cable that's grey, and has a MS certified sticker on it, that they're charging $29.99 for.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 20:42
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Sep 17, 2014, 20:42
 
$60, now there is something priced too high.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 20:19
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 20:19
Sep 17, 2014, 20:19
 
i dunno where to begin my facepalm of of story on this one..
Only that I am glad the populous is waking up to the exploit of casual gamers who are now realizing the joke of products being solicited to them. sadly there are a few more apples out there that dunno how to use a mouse and think this piece of shit controller will help them.. someone wake up and mail them all console mice so they realize their console is nothign more than a computer hidden inside a piece of shit plastic shell and hardcoded to prevent from enjoying software
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Sep 17, 2014, 19:39
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 19:39
Sep 17, 2014, 19:39
 
Stupid. This should be wireless with a dongle and also a play&charge like solution so you don't need batteries but just charge the thing via USB as you keep playing.

Another lame attempt by Microsoft to convince uninformed people that owning a Xbone is better for them than gaming on the PC. Muppets.
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Sep 17, 2014, 19:13
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Sep 17, 2014, 19:13
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Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:03:
Verno wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:30:
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:45:
Is the bone controller really that much better than the 360 controller?

Nope. It's more comfortable to hold but I find other things to be straight up regressions from the 360 controller.

I will happily ignore this controller then. Thanks.

what's a regression from the 360 controller? it's basically the same only marginally better in several ways?
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 19:10
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Sep 17, 2014, 19:10
 Slick
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:07:
This isn't as shocking to me as it is to some people. I believe we still have people on this board unwilling to use wireless mice due to lag time. Some PC gamers are very seriously anti-wireless.

they obviously haven't used the G602 mouse yet. i'll take zero cable tug and 500hz reports with zero latency over a wire any day. best wireless implementation i've ever seen.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 18:32
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 18:32
Sep 17, 2014, 18:32
 PHJF
 
But it comes with a "Cable for Windows".

That could mean anything!
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 18:18
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Sep 17, 2014, 18:18
 
what the hell is wrong with you people. this is the xbox one controller with a windows driver cd. there is no difference
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 17:40
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Sep 17, 2014, 17:40
 PHJF
 
Huh.. I had exactly 1 wireless device ever, that was a mouse. It ran out of battery always in the worst situations. And it was heavy as fuck. Wired all the way. Not to mention that there is no decent way to connect a high tickrate USB device wireless.

The mouse and keyboard never venture beyond my desk. The gamepad is *never on my desk*.

This sounds like a bunch of idiots at MS still think PC gaming exclusively means huddling over a desk in front of a little screen.
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Bundy wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 14:14:
I definitely don't like how they've removed the the player number notification light. Now I can't tell who's player 1, 2 or 3. Maybe not a big deal on the XB1, but if you're playing a PC game, that can be important.

Oh, wow, yeah, that's a big omission. We use that indicator all the time.
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Sep 17, 2014, 17:17
 
nin wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:52:
Wired?! In 2014? Well done, Microsoft!

Another example of why they're not taken seriously...


Huh.. I had exactly 1 wireless device ever, that was a mouse. It ran out of battery always in the worst situations. And it was heavy as fuck. Wired all the way. Not to mention that there is no decent way to connect a high tickrate USB device wireless.
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Sep 17, 2014, 16:10
 
In games where you can switch off from using a game pad for say vehicles and mouse and keyboard for FPS I tend to use my wired controller because in all the games I've played when the controller goes to sleep you pretty much have to restart the game for it to detect the controller again if you're using the wireless one.

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Sep 17, 2014, 16:03
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nin wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:52:
Wired?! In 2014? Well done, Microsoft!

Another example of why they're not taken seriously...

Elitist!!!!--good gamers are wired. BTW they have both.
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PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:18:
Not wireless? Is this a joke? KNOW WHAT'S GOT BLUETOOTH? MY DS4.

Yeah, that's pretty crazy that for $60 you don't even get a receiver and apparently they aren't making one even as an add-on.

I mean, the controller has already got the battery and wireless capability, but it's some proprietary wireless implementation that can't work with an ordinary Bluetooth receiver.
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
Sep 17, 2014, 15:29
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Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 15:29
Sep 17, 2014, 15:29
 Rigs
 
You couldn't pry my Logi Rumblepad2 out of my cold, dead hands...until I found the MOTIONJOY drivers for my PS3 Dualshocks...my god, where have you been my whole life, pretties?!

A DS3 controller and a Logi G25 wheel, shifter, and pedals...I'm ready for just about anything...I used to have a Saitek X-45 stick and throttle but I found it to be way too stiff for my liking and since I hardly used because of that, I sold it and now just use my DS3... (or, if supported by the game, my DS3, my Rumblepad2 AND my G25 all at once (like in EuroTruck2) - PERFECTION!)


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