Microsoft have confirmed that the wireless PC adapter for Xbox One controllers is coming out this month; for many it’s been a long awaited addition to the Xbox accessories list.

Listed on major retailers GameStop and Amazon with two different release dates, we were understandably a little confused as to when it is actually out. The (officially titled) Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is going to set you back $25 and has a confirmed release date of October 20th.

‘We can confirm the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, announced earlier this year, will release on Oct. 20 in most markets,’ Microsoft said in a statement. ‘We look forward to sharing more details soon.’

In order to use the Xbox controller on PC at the moment, you have to use a micro-USB cable, so when the adapter was revealed at this year’s GDC – and later confirmed for release in fall at E3 – there was a mixture of relief and ‘about damn time’ for some gamers.

However, don’t forget to read the small print for this nifty gadget. The adapter’s title may say ‘for Windows’ but what Microsoft really mean is: for Windows 10. If you don’t have the new OS, which is available as a free upgrade if you have Windows 7/8, the wireless adapter will be entirely useless to you.


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