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Microsoft's new "Xbox Wireless" will allow PCs to support Xbox One controllers

Microsoft's new Xbox Wireless will allow PCs to support Xbox One controllers

Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC comparability

Microsoft's new "Xbox Wireless" will allow PCs to support Xbox One controllers

 

Microsoft's new "Xbox Wireless" will allow PCs to support Xbox One controllers without the need for wireless adapters/dongles. 

While the new revised Xbox One controller does support Bluetooth as well as Microsoft's proprietary wireless interface, older Xbox One controllers lack Bluetooth functionality and Microsoft's proprietary connection does offer lower latency. 

Microsoft has now announced that they will be allowing system makers to integrate Microsoft's proprietary "Xbox Wireless" interface into PCs, starting with Lenovo's IdeaCentre Y710 Cube PC. 

In the future, Microsoft also plans on introducing a whole new range of low latency wireless devices using Xbox Wireless, from headsets to fight sticks and even HOTAS controllers. Xbox has already partnered with Astro, HyperX, Lenovo, Mad Catz Razer and SteelSeries and already have plans to integrate Xbox Wireless directly into PC motherboards. 

 

Revised Xbox One controllers will support Bluetooth for PC comparability

 

You can join the discussion on Xbox Wireless on the OC3D Forums.

 

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17-08-2016, 05:48:43

Daiyus
Could be interesting, however I can already see it becoming "Windows 10 Exclusive" so it won't work for Linux or whatever other platform people wish to game on.

I already have the dongle for a controller and don't plan on adding any more devices soon so it won't effect me, however I'm still equal parts intrigued and apprehensive.Quote

17-08-2016, 06:35:24

DarthDudo
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Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
Could be interesting, however I can already see it becoming "Windows 10 Exclusive" so it won't work for Linux or whatever other platform people wish to game on.

I already have the dongle for a controller and don't plan on adding any more devices soon so it won't effect me, however I'm still equal parts intrigued and apprehensive.
I thought I read it now has Bluetooth so it might work over Linux yet but yea best to let someone else be the guinea pig Quote

17-08-2016, 13:53:26

NeverBackDown
Well if they released a Linux Bluetooth driver so it wouldwork properly on Linux then I think it would be fine. Unless they don't.. which they probably won't.Quote

17-08-2016, 13:57:15

Thelosouvlakia
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Well if they released a Linux Bluetooth driver so it wouldwork properly on Linux then I think it would be fine. Unless they don't.. which they probably won't.

The linux community will come up with a third party driver that might take a bit of terminal work to make it work thoughQuote
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