Microsoft has today started shipping the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows globally, allowing Xbox One controllers to be used with Windows 10 PCs, sans wires. Revealed back in June, Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, Microsoft’s Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced the official release of the adapter on his Major Nelson blog.
“Starting today, we’ve started shipping the adapter to retailers in most markets around the world, including the U.S.,” Hryb wrote.
“With the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows,” he added, “you’ll simply plug the Adapter into the USB 2.0 or 3.0 port of your Windows 10 PC laptop or tablet and bind the Adapter to your Wireless Controller to enable the same gaming experience you’re used to on Xbox One, including in-game chat and high-quality stereo audio. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows accommodates up to eight controllers per unit, and up to four chat headsets or two stereo headsets.”
The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is available as part of a bundle with an Xbox One Wireless Controller, priced $79.95/£59.99 (though, it is already showing as ‘Sold Out’ or ‘Out of Stock’ from many stores), or as a standalone product for $24.99/£19.99 from the Microsoft Store and other major retailers.
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