Steps to use Xbox One controller for your PC games
Have you been looking for ways to play games on your PC with the Microsoft Xbox One controller?
The best way to use the Microsoft Xbox One controller on your PC is by using standard Micro-USB cable. If you use the wired connection to connect the controller with your PC, then you won’t require batteries.
Look for the compatible Windows drivers that support Microsoft Xbox One controller; install them and start using your gaming console like never before.
Installing the Drivers
To set up the controller, you can download the drivers from the official website of Microsoft. These drivers are available for 32-bit and for 64-bit versions of Windows. Once, the driver download is complete; proceed with the steps given below to set up the driver.
Step 1 – To start with the installation wizard, double click on the file you just downloaded. Even though the drivers are from Microsoft, Windows will still show ‘unknown publisher’ warning on your PC screen.
Step 2 – Now, click on the ‘Run’ button. Installing the driver can always be done without plugging in the controller.
Step 3 – A setup wizard will now appear on your computer screen. Read through the agreement and click to accept the license agreement.
Once you have accepted the license agreement, it might take a few minutes to finish the setup. Make sure you do not interrupt the setup wizard.
After installing the drivers successfully, plug in your Microsoft Xbox One controller. As you connect the controller, it might vibrate for a moment. Now, the ‘driver software installed successfully’ message will appear on your PC System Tray (on the bottom right side of your computer screen).
Though, several games will not recognize the controller; but it appears to be a temporary issue that might get resolved with the upcoming driver updates. Games that support Microsoft Xbox 360 controller will automatically be acquainted with the controller without any additional setup.
Now, you can enjoy games such as Dishonored, Super Meat Boy and Trials Evolution using your newly-connected controller. This means that now you can enjoy playing games on your PC with the Xbox One controller.