Microsoft today released PC drivers for the Xbox One controller, allowing Windows gamers to use the device to play games on their computer. You can download them now directly from Major Nelson: Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit.

Microsoft says it plans to release the drivers as part of a Windows update, but wouldn’t share a specific timeframe beyond “in the near future.” Today, the company is giving PC gamers early access to test them out.


The drivers enable the Xbox One controller to be used with any game that has gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller. After you install them, setup should be as easy as connecting your Xbox One controller to your computer with a micro USB cable.

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