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Xbox One Controller Gets Unofficial PC Drivers

by Eric Frederiksen | March 13, 2014March 13, 2014 5:30 pm PST

Microsoft confirmed last August that official PC drivers for the Xbox One controller are coming sometime this year, but someone has put together a video walkthrough of how to get unofficial functionality of the controller right now.

YouTube user Lucas Assis created the 11-minute video to walk anyone curious through the process. The video’s description includes a link to the necessary software as well, which includes the ToCA Xbox 360 Controller Emulator software. Some users are reporting success getting this working already.

Microsoft still has 9 months to get their drivers out and available, though it’s surprising it didn’t have them out in time for Titanfall. There are some rumors that Microsoft plans to skip drivers and release a PC-proprietary version of the controller, but that seems highly unlikely considering how many extra Xbox 360 controllers they’ve sold by allowing that cross compatibility.

To get these drivers, not to mention the eventual official ones working, you’ll need to plug the controller into your PC using a Micro USB cable. If Microsoft sells anything PC exclusive, it’ll be a dongle to allow wireless functionality, as the controller uses Wi-Fi Direct rather than Bluetooth to communicate with the Xbox One.

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Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...