Xbox One controller PC wireless adapter release date announced

The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is releasing sooner than you think, which will allow PC gamers to enjoy the Xbox One controller wirelessly.


Microsoft announced the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows earlier this year, which would of course allow the Xbox One Wireless controller to be used wirelessly on a Windows PC. Today, we’ve learned the adapter will finally be available for purchase starting as early as October 20.

The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will retail for $24.99, but it appears the adapter will only work with Windows 10 for the time being, according to its product page details. The adapter will allow users to sync their Xbox One Wireless controller with it, thus allowing PC users to play their PC games and Xbox One games through streaming.

The adapter also comes with a USB extender cable that will allow users to extend the USB connection to their Windows 10 device. This could be helpful for those who have their gaming PC in another room and need their adapter to be extended to their location in order to use it.

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    October 13, 2015 8:02 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Xbox One controller PC wireless adapter release date announced

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      October 13, 2015 8:12 AM

      Cool, but... $25? I'll continue to be mildly inconvenienced by the wire.

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      October 13, 2015 8:14 AM

      I assume that old 360 controllers won't be able to connect to this either because of reasons.

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      October 13, 2015 8:20 AM

      It's been listed as Nov. 3rd on amazon for a while....

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        October 13, 2015 9:06 AM

        I'm hoping they push it up to the Oct 20th date on the Microsoft website. Otherwise I may need to seek it out elsewhere.

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      October 13, 2015 8:24 AM

      I'll probably get one, even though you only need free software to use the PS4 pad I just prefer the feel of the Xbone pad :(

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      October 13, 2015 8:54 AM

      Reminder: WINDOWS 10 COMPATIBLE ONLY. Win 7 and 8 will have to stick it out with microusb.

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      October 13, 2015 8:55 AM

      Can't they use fuckin bluetooth?

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      October 13, 2015 9:08 AM

      I'm seeing nothing indicating this works with multiple controllers at once - any confirmation on that?

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        October 13, 2015 10:49 AM

        That would seriously be shitty if it's 1 adapter per controller! Shack Journalists - please engage and attack with this question.

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        October 13, 2015 10:52 AM

        Response from Microsoft Support about this: we don't have those details available

        I realize that MS Support probably only works with released products, though, but still... starting to get itchy about this...

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        October 13, 2015 11:10 AM


        Flip to the FAQs at the bottom. The account that seems to be the support account is listed as 'Anonymous'. Over and over again:
        The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows connects only one wireless controller to your Windows PC. We hope this was helpful to you.

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          October 13, 2015 11:16 AM

          What the fuck.

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            October 13, 2015 11:17 AM

            Don't consider that the official word on this yet. Not sure if there are any limits as to who can post as anon and approvals for comments... STILL VERY WORRIED.

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          October 13, 2015 11:31 AM


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            October 13, 2015 11:39 AM

            I should have just typed: One Controller Per Adapter confirmed.

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              October 13, 2015 1:07 PM

              But it's not. You'll also notice in those same comments they say it works with 7 and 8. It only works with 10. Whoever is answering the questions doesn't know anything.

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            October 13, 2015 12:49 PM

            Hahaha wtf

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            October 13, 2015 12:53 PM

            That's someone from india who probably read the same FAQ you did. Let's just wait for official word.

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              October 13, 2015 1:14 PM

              Official word not being in the official announcement today makes me officially suspicious. Seems like a pretty dumb thing not to mention.

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            October 13, 2015 12:56 PM

            i really hope this isn't true, but goddammit if it is. gotta buy like 5 spare 360 adapters to keep around for my MP gaming at home :|

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            October 13, 2015 12:58 PM

            "Anonymous will not be Microsoft support". Hmmmmmmmmm.

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              October 13, 2015 1:00 PM

              When you go to the Microsoft Store page for the adapter, the questions at the bottom are like a forum and are being answered by Anon. That's why I wanted to get clarification... But sounds like it might be a left hand right hand knowing thing.

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                October 13, 2015 1:11 PM

                Yeah, my point was that it seems likely this is not even a native English speaker (basically what JohnnyRey mentioned above). I don't know that I'd rely on that kind of input too much before an official announcement is made.

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                  October 13, 2015 2:08 PM

                  Omission of information and no official word from MS is worth noting.

                  The best case scenario is that MS simply forgot to list that spec and they left a poor tech support guy to be their PR. That just makes them look incompetent.

                  If I look up the specs for a 360 wireless reciever its all listed there, support for up to four 360 controllers and four wireless headsets simultaneously.

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          October 13, 2015 12:51 PM

          Well that's shitty. The 360 adapter supports multiple controllers. What a stupid step back

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          October 13, 2015 12:59 PM

          Lol get fucked

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      October 13, 2015 11:00 AM

      I'm pleased they're releasing it on its own and not as a forced bundle with a new controller.

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      October 13, 2015 12:48 PM

      Any PC games out there use the rumble triggers yet?

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      October 13, 2015 1:08 PM


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      October 13, 2015 2:09 PM

      I UNF'd this, but then I saw that it was one adapter per controller?

      THE FUCK?

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        October 13, 2015 2:20 PM

        I think we've agreed above that it's best to wait for the official official press release on this matter.

        I am entirely pessimistic, though. I think we're gon' get f'd.

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        October 13, 2015 3:48 PM

        Yeah I really don't understand the thought process behind this

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          October 13, 2015 3:59 PM

          They've always marked up their console accessories. Now they found a way to get PC users to pay more than they need to for the same simple functionality in the previous hardware iteration. Plus they can always say that it still works over USB and you don't have to buy them.

          Or it's and honest mistake. Unless it's something crazy such as the hardware in the new console itself is comprised of 4 separate wireless receivers and there was no cost effective way to combine them onto a USB dongle.

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            October 13, 2015 4:01 PM

            My guess is they want to sell more controller and receiver bundles than they did last generation.

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      October 13, 2015 2:22 PM

      A bunch of folks could go to the Microsoft Store online and hit that chat with an agent button and see if your response differs from the one I got?

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      October 13, 2015 4:24 PM

      Hahaha one controller per adapter go fuck yourself

      I'll just go buy more Steam controllers I guess

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        October 13, 2015 4:28 PM

        Can you buy steam controllers that are wired/plug it in? I can't live without the cable jungle behind my desk, also I don't like keeping track of battery charge.

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          October 13, 2015 4:33 PM

          They all have a micro usb connection afaik, but you have to supply your own cable.

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