Gamers hoping to play PC games with an Xbox One controller won’t have to wait much longer to do so, as Microsoft says PC support for its newest system’s controller will be available “very soon.”
In response to a NeoGAF post (via Polygon) lamenting the lack of official PC support for the controller, Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, replied, “Soon. Very soon.” Unfortunately, he didn’t offer up anything more specific than that, so we remain in the dark as to exactly when PC drivers will be released.
Microsoft said last August that it planned to make the Xbox One controller compatible with PC at some point in 2014. At the time, a spokesperson explained that the controller would require new software in order to optimize its performance with a PC, and that the company had to do some work to ensure that PC games compatible with an Xbox 360 controller would also work with an Xbox One controller.