Ever since the Xbox One was released, many Windows users, especially those who own a desktop or touch Windows 8.1 device, have been requesting for controller support. And this has finally happened.
xbox one controller drivers windows 8.1
There are plenty of gamepads compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1, but probably the most awaited of them all was the Xbox One controller. It took longer than we were expecting, but it’s finally here, so you can go ahead and follow the download links at the end of the article to get the much-needed drivers. The drivers can now be downloaded b following direct download links, but in the future, they will be part of a Windows update.

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Play games on your Windows 8 with the Xbox One controller

Here’s what Major Nelson said about the announcement:

We know our fans have wanted PC compatibility, and we know they wanted to be able to use the Xbox One controller with the same games and applications they have been playing with using the Xbox 360 controller. We can’t wait for them to play their favorite PC games with what we consider the best controller ever made and we’re excited for fans to experience the improved D-pad, redesigned battery compartment, new comfortable design and offset analog sticks. The new PC drivers will enable the Xbox One controller to be used with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller. Simply download the drivers, connect your Xbox One controller to your computer through a micro USB cable and you’ll be gaming in no time.

You just need to download the drivers, connect the Xbox One controller to your PC using a micro USB cable and let the operating system automatically deploy the necessary files and after that, you’re good to go!

Download Windows PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x86)
Download Windows PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x64)