Microsoft: Don't Believe the Rumors, Xbox One Controller WILL Eventually Support PCs

After being on the market for around four months, the Xbox One's controller still doesn't work natively with Windows-based PCs. The natives are growing restless and you may have heard rumors that support for the controller is never coming. Microsoft's Albert Penello caught wind of the rumors and took to a forum post to set the record straight.

"This is 100 percent wrong. When the drivers become available, they will work with the existing controllers. There is no plan to do a new, separate controller that only works on Windows. It will be the same as it is on Xbox 360 - the Xbox One controller you have today will work," Penello wrote in NeoGAF's forum.

Xbox One Controller

Penello is qualified to make such a remark, as he serves as Microsoft's Senior Director of Product Management and Planning. He also led the Hardware and all-up Product Planning efforts the Xbox One, so he's intimately involved with the console.

As for Microsoft not having any current plans to offer a separate controller specific to Windows, Penello added that it's not something Redmond has ruled out, it's just not on the roadmap at this point.

The Xbox One controller looks similar to the Xbox 360's controller, but is actually much improved. It has redesigned thumbsticks, a new D-pad that provides greater precision, a new expansion port with high-speed data transfer for clearer chat audio, altered grips and contours for comfort, new vibration motors in the triggers, and more.