According to a recent blog post from the Windowscentral team, Xbox One wireless adapter for Windows is available for pre-order on Amazon for $24.99. The USB dongle and its retail price were first unveiled to the world during this June’s E3 trade show.
Microsoft said that the adapter will be available for pre-order on Sept. 20. Unfortunately, only Windows 10 users could benefit from it since older versions of the operating system lack support.
The new Xbox Wireless Adapter can be plugged in into any PC, laptop or tablet running the latest version of Windows. The adapter helps users wirelessly use the Xbox One controller with Windows 10 devices and have a similar gaming experience as on console.
The new gadget helps you stream both PC and Xbox One games. It is not the first time Microsoft releases a wireless adapter. It already released one for Xbox 360. But the new adapter won’t be compatible with Xbox 360, Microsoft said.
Windows users need to connect the adapter with the Xbox controller via a USB port. They will be able to experience high quality video, audio content and also have access to in-game chat from Xbox One.
Developers first learned of the new adapter in March when Phil Spencer, the company’s chief of Xbox division, unveiled it during a game developers meeting in California.
Back them Microsoft said that you can connect the new adapter to your wireless controller of Xbox One through a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port on your Windows device. There would be no changes in the gaming experience from console, the company pledged.
The latest hardware release is part of an extended series of attempts to bring Windows 10 devices’ gaming experience to a level similar to those of video game consoles such as the company-owned Xbox One. Windows 10 users are now able to play Fable Legends and Gigantic on their computers since the company released a version for its latest operating system, as well.
Along with the news that Xbox One wireless adapter for Windows is available for pre-order, Microsoft also announced that ALL Xbox One controllers would soon become remappable not just the Elite ones. With the new function, Xbox One users will be able to link certain console buttons to specific functions as they wish, rather than being stuck with the functions developers assigned to the buttons.
According to the company, you will soon be able to buy the Xbox One Wireless Controller – Xbox One Wireless Adapter bundle pack for $79.99. Yet, the company declined to say when it would be available for pre-orders.
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