Windows Support For Microsoft's Excellent Xbox One Controller Is Coming 'Soon'

Microsoft sure has been taking its sweet little time porting the wonderful Xbox One game pad over to Windows. Sure, we're still big fans of the mouse and keyboard combination -- nothing beats WSAD + mouse for moving and strafing as you gun down your enemies in a first person shooter -- but there are some titles that are simply better suited for a console controller, particularly sports games.

According to Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Microsoft's Xbox Live Service and otherwise known as Major Nelson, the Xbox One controller is making its way to Windows in the not-too-distant future.

"Soon. Very soon," Major Nelson wrote in a post on Neogaf's web forum in response to someone asking when Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller would be coming out.

Xbox One Controller

Hopefully "soon" and "very soon" both refer to this summer rather than closer to the end of the year. Last August, Microsoft confirmed plans to release Windows-compatible drivers for the Xbox One controller, saying that they would come out sometime in 2014, but neglected to say exactly when.

As the early months of 2014 came and went, there were rumors suggesting that Microsoft scrapped plans to support the controller on Windows PCs, or that a brand new controller specifically for Windows would need to be developed. Microsoft was quick to debunk both rumors, calling them "100 percent wrong."