Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC compatibility

Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC compatibility

Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC comparability

Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC compatibility

 

The original Xbox One controller has not received much adoption by PC gamers, with Microsoft having no driver for the controller at launch and only supporting wired configurations until October of last year.  

With the new revised design of the Xbox One controller, Microsoft wants to make things easier for PC gamers by adding Bluetooth functionality in addition to Microsoft's WiFi-Direct wireless interface. This means that any PC with Bluetooth will be able to connect to this controller automatically,  without the need for $25/£18 wireless adapter.

 

  Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC comparability

 

 

The new Xbox One and other upcoming Xbox consoles will still connect to the Xbox One controller using WiFi Direct, with the controller's Bluetooth functionality being exclusively used by PC. This will make it easier to stream games from your Xbox to Windows devices, as well as allow PC gamers to more easily use this new controller. 

At this time the pricing for this new controller is unknown, but it is expected to retail at the same price as existing Xbox One controllers.

 

You can join the discussion on the revised Xbox One controller on the OC3D Forums.

  

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16-06-2016, 18:24:35

Tripp
link is not workingQuote

16-06-2016, 23:59:00

jimma47
Sweet. I was going to get the XBone wireless but now I'll wait until this is out. The 360 can do me a little longer.Quote

17-06-2016, 01:13:28

NeverBackDown
If it's not overpriced and then I'll probably get one.Quote

17-06-2016, 03:12:57

Daiyus
I've already got the Wireless Adapter as I got an Xbox One cheap off a mate so had a controller handy. This is great news for anyone that hasn't already invested. Of course I wouldn't be surprised if the new Bluetooth Controller costs the same amount if not more than the older controllers and an adapter.Quote

17-06-2016, 03:44:22

Warchild
Hate white controllers. They look grubby and dirty after a while.

Will bluetooth allow it to connect to Android phones too? That would be pretty nice.Quote
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