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Microsoft Shipping Xbox One Wireless Adapter For Windows To Retailers, Release Imminent

Microsoft's Xbox One controller has been supported by Windows for well over a year now, but only with a USB cable plugged in. If you desired a wireless controller from Microsoft, you'd have to settle for an Xbox 360 for Windows controller with its wireless receiver. In June, the company announced that it would be releasing a wireless receiver for Xbox One controllers, and today it announced that shipments have started. 

The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is compatible with Windows 10 computers and plugs into any available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. Microsoft said the adapter will allow for the same gaming experience on PC as you find today on Xbox One. Up to eight controllers can be synced to one adapter for multiplayer gaming, and as many as four chat headsets can be used at once. The wireless adapter is also capable of delivering stereo audio to up to two headsets simultaneously. All of which would be handy when using the Game Streaming feature to play Xbox titles on PC.

The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is shipping to retailers now and will be available in two varieties: A standalone adapter will be available for $24.99, and a bundle package with the adapter and a wireless Xbox One controller will also be available for $79.95. The product will be available for purchase once shipments arrive.

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  • surphninja
    When you say "compatible with Windows 10," does that mean only with Windows 10?
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  • ravinmachine
    Yes they do, and honestly, they can keep both lol.
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  • kcarbotte
    16813293 said:
    When you say "compatible with Windows 10," does that mean only with Windows 10?

    Microsoft is pushing for widespread Windows10 adoption. It made no mention of previous version of Windows, but the Xbox One controller does work with a USB port on WIndows 7 and up, so it unclear.
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  • Brian_19
    if you have two wireless controllers to connect, do you need to purchase two adaptors or can one do both?
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  • mlga91
    if you have two wireless controllers to connect, do you need to purchase two adaptors or can one do both?

    You can use up to 8 controllers with one adapter.
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  • NightLight
    yeah, so people sticking with their old windows is basically why we can't drop legacy support.
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  • turkey3_scratch
    Not bad, find price.
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  • kcarbotte
    16813760 said:
    if you have two wireless controllers to connect, do you need to purchase two adaptors or can one do both?

    You can ha e up to 8 controllers with one adapter
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    Not bad, find price.

    saw this article at another news place I read. It seems that it will be 25 bucks
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  • kcarbotte
    Not bad, find price.

    saw this article at another news place I read. It seems that it will be 25 bucks

    I have the price right in the article.
    24.99 for the adapter. 79.95 for the adaptor and a controller.
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