Microsoft’s director of product management Albert Penello took to the NeoGAF forums to address rumors claiming that Microsoft was planning to lock out Xbox One controller compatibility on Windows PC.
“This is 100% wrong,” Penello wrote, in part. “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.”
“That’s not to say that we may not ship also PC SKU of the Xbox One controller, much like we do on Xbox 360.” Penello also said that the wired controller’s will work as-is, however the firm is still looking at how it could implement wireless compatibility.
“No more updates on the timeframe beyond what’s been publicly stated – the plan is this year,” he added. “When the update comes out and we have more details, I can explain the holdup.”