Wireless Xbox One controller support for PC coming 'later this year'

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Gamers will be able to use their wireless Xbox One controllers with their PCs later this year.

Microsoft has revealed that it will be releasing an adaptor for the Xbox One gamepad so that it can be used wirelessly with PCs later this year.

Taking to Xbox Wire, the firm has announced that: "All wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, we'll be delivering a Wireless Adapter that will let you use current Xbox controllers and future devices wirelessly on your PCs."

Until now, PC gamers had been restricted to using a wired version of the Xbox One gamepad. Last June, Microsoft released drivers that allowed the wireless Xbox One controller to be used with a PC via a micro-USB cable.