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User Info: Jiryn

Jiryn
4 years ago#1
How long do you think before the Xbox One's controller is supported by Windows?

I know Microsoft claims it'll be in 2014, but I am sure the support will show up much sooner then that.
Since the controller does send data over a Micro USB cable, I can see where just plugging it in directly and it'll work.

The other support might be fore the wireless features of the controller.

Needless to say, while I don't support the system, I love the controller. The 360 was an amazing controller, and this one looks refined to a point of almost perfection.
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4 years ago#2
If they were smart day and date
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User Info: Sage_Of_Ice

Sage_Of_Ice
4 years ago#3
Good luck even finding one. Microsoft can barely manufacture enough consoles, so they'll using all of the controllers for the bundles.
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User Info: YoungAdultLink

YoungAdultLink
4 years ago#4
The console that is launching a month before the end of the year is totally going to get support for its controller added to windows "much sooner" than that.

I'm betting February-March.
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User Info: Jiryn

Jiryn
4 years ago#5
YoungAdultLink posted...
The console that is launching a month before the end of the year is totally going to get support for its controller added to windows "much sooner" than that.

I'm betting February-March.


As I said I think the physical cable connection will be just plug and play XINPUT, while the wireless mode may need a new driver and device to support it.
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User Info: YoungAdultLink

YoungAdultLink
4 years ago#6
Ah, but the Xbone doesn't natively use X-input, or else people wouldn't need to buy new controllers, arcade sticks and other inputs.
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User Info: kobalobasileus

kobalobasileus
4 years ago#7
Considering MS's track record for ignoring the PC in favor of their horrible consoles, I don't know. If they said 2014, it will probably be some time in 2014.

I'm still waiting for them to release Windows drivers for the Xbox 360 Chatpad. >:(

User Info: electroflame

electroflame
4 years ago#8
Watch it require Windows 8.

"Hey guys, we've got this new controller for you!"
...
"Oh, and it requires Windows 8 -- but that's a good thing, right? Right? No, please! Come back! We love you!"
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Jiryn
4 years ago#9
YoungAdultLink posted...
Ah, but the Xbone doesn't natively use X-input, or else people wouldn't need to buy new controllers, arcade sticks and other inputs.


I thought it did Natively use Xinput, but it has a communication chip.
Aka all XB1 controllers have a chip needed to communicate with the XB1, without it the device will not be recognized.
That's how the patents explained it anyways (Microsoft said 3rd party controller devs/companies need to relicense for the XB1 which caused a small uproar months ago. Where as 1 license = all Sony products)
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YoungAdultLink
4 years ago#10
Marblesbunbun posted...
YoungAdultLink posted...
Ah, but the Xbone doesn't natively use X-input, or else people wouldn't need to buy new controllers, arcade sticks and other inputs.


I thought it did Natively use Xinput, but it has a communication chip.
Aka all XB1 controllers have a chip needed to communicate with the XB1, without it the device will not be recognized.
That's how the patents explained it anyways (Microsoft said 3rd party controller devs/companies need to relicense for the XB1 which caused a small uproar months ago. Where as 1 license = all Sony products)


Yeah, and that's exactly how X-input works, too. A special USB controller that Microsoft owns the patents on. But, if it were still x-input, then it would be the same chip. It's more like X-input 2.0 or Z-Input, if you wanted to think of it that way. The difference between an original Xbox controller and a 360 pad. USB->X-input->X-input 2.0.
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