It wasn’t too long ago that Microsoft launched the wireless adapter for the Xbox One controller for the PC. For those who are unfamiliar with the dongle, basically this allows users to use the wireless Xbox One controller with their PC, as opposed to having to rely on a tethered connected.
However at launch it seemed that Microsoft was intent on promoting Windows 10, so much so that support for the device was only available for Windows 10 PCs. The good news is that you still have not updated your computer to Windows 10 and you’re running an older build, fret not because support is here.
This is according to a recent tweet by Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb. According to his tweet, “In addition to Windows 10, starting today Xbox Wireless Adapter now supports Windows 7 & 8.1.” If you’d like to get your hands on the device, it is currently available for purchase via Amazon where it is priced at $49.99.
We suppose Microsoft did make gamers wait a while for Windows 7 and 8.1 support, but better late than never, right? Alternatively there are plenty of wireless options out there so even if you’d rather not spend money on this adapter, you still have other gamepads to choose from.