Wireless 360 Guitar Hero III Controller Compatible with PC Version

Though not officially supported by Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, X360) PC developer Aspyr Media, the wireless Gibson Les Paul guitar controller designed for use with the Xbox 360 will work on the upcoming PC version of the game as well.

Shacknews tested the Les Paul's functionality on a Vista PC using a final build of the game along with the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, which allows the use of Xbox 360 wireless gamepads on Windows-running rigs. Though the PC we installed the game on didn't meet Aspyr's daunting minimum system requirements and only ran the game with considerable framerate issues, the wireless guitar was fully usable in the game, whammy bar and all.

Unfortunately for would-be wireless users, the game will only be available in bundle form for $79.99 when it retails November 12, coming packed with the wired Gibson Xplorer guitar from the Xbox 360 version of Harmonix's Guitar Hero II (PS2, X360). An Aspyr rep told Shacknews that the Xplorer model is the only guitar controller officially supported by the developer.