Game Brethren: Microsoft’s fresh ‘Xbox Wireless’ now allows PCs support Xbox controllers without USB dongles

Hello Game lovers, Microsoft has commenced including Bluetooth support on its most recent Xbox One controllers. But then for the older models the company has decided to unveil an innovative means of connection of a controller to a PC. This news way doesn’t really need wires or USB dongles. Microsoft calls it the Xbox Wireless

By the design, the Xbox wireless allow Xbox accessories to be compatible with PCs that integrate the Xbox Wireless platform. Lenovo’s latest IdeaCentre Y710 Cube gaming PC will be the first device to provide support Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless .

So Microsoft deploys a proprietary wireless communication protocol (this is different from the Wi-Fi Direct) in connecting Xbox One controllers to its gaming console. This way PC makers will lose the ability to simply enable this with software. Rather, Microsoft in partnership with Lenovo has realized the integration of an Xbox Wireless Adapter into the chassis of the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. It’s the “first time this has ever been done officially,” as said by Microsoft’s Will Tuttle.

In time to come, Microsoft is making arrangement to launch a series of Xbox Wireless accessories which would include joysticks as well as headsets from partners such as Astro, HyperX, Lenovo, etc. Also on Microsoft’s to-do list is to “enable direct integration of Xbox Wireless into PC motherboards” with its hardware partners. This could imply we stand to see this kind of integration on Microsoft’s series of Surface devices in the nearest future.

Cheers do this by gaming brothers-in-arms!!

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