The new Xbox Wireless Adapter lands in January 2018

by Madalina Dinita
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Well if you were waiting with bated breath for the upcoming Xbox Wireless Adapter perhaps you need to wait a little longer.

Microsoft recently announced a new improvised version of its Xbox Wireless Adapter. With this adapter, one could simply connect the Xbox One controllers to the Windows 10. The new Xbox Wireless Adapter is touted to be one-third of the size of its predecessor and thanks to the design overhaul it looks better as well.

Xbox Wireless Adapter

Microsoft had earlier announced that the new adapter will be released in the U.S on August 8, 2017, however, it seems that the company has pushed the timeline further to January 31, 2018. The Microsoft Store has been updated to reflect the change in the launch date. It’s still not clear if the delay is only for particular regions or its globally.

Microsoft has reached out to Windows Central and has confirmed that the new Xbox Wireless Adapter will be available in the U.S starting from January 2018. In all likelihood, some of the other countries might get the Xbox Wireless Adapter earlier than the U.S market.

The Microsoft Store listing further divulge that Japan will be the first country to get the adapter on August 24 followed by Australia and New Zealand in September. The last phase of the rollout in January next year will see the adapter launching in the U.S and Canada.

The new Xbox Wireless Adapter has been priced at $24.99 in the U.S and the changes in the release schedule if any will be mentioned on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft has shrunk the new adapter by 66 percent and it looks pretty much similar to a thumb drive. Apart from the compact formfactor, nothing much has changed.

The Xbox Wireless Adapter will continue supporting up to eight controllers alongside four chat headsets and two stereo headsets. The adapter only works with Windows 10 and it will not support Xbox 360 controllers or even the Windows 7.


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