For PC players that quietly prefer the feel of a controller over a mouse and keyboard (don’t worry, you aren’t alone), there’s good news. Later this month, Microsoft is releasing a Wireless PC Adapter for use with Xbox One controllers, which until now have only been usable through the attachment of a micro USB cable.
The adapter is due to release on October 20th for $25, but the caveat is that it will only work for users that have upgraded to Windows 10.
The adapter is also listed for sale on GameStop and Amazon with different release dates, but Microsoft has since confirmed that the official release date is the 20th of this month.
Depending on your set-up, the Wireless Adapter could end up being a bit of a godsend. As any tech savvy person can attest, wires are both plentiful and messy, and having one less to deal with is always a good thing. Plus, if you aren’t planning on investing in the Steam Machine, this is a cheap alternative for creating a console-like experience with a desktop PC, especially if you can run your computer off of your living room TV.
While you could simply buy a Steam Controller, there are no guarantees that it will be able to outperform the Xbox One controller, which is arguably the best controller on the market right now.