Xbox One controller support coming to PC in 2014
The Xbox 360 controller is pretty much the unofficial PC controller too, but we wont be able to jump to the Xbox Ones revamped buttonbox so easily. Official PC support isnt expected until some time in 2014, as Microsoft is making sure its basic functions are backwards-compatible and its shiny new features are supported.
"As weve stated, the Xbox One controller, although it looks similar in many ways, shares no underlying technology with the current Xbox 360 controller. New wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in wired mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC," Microsoft told CVG.
"There is also some work that we need to do to make sure that existing PC games that support the Xbox 360 controller, will work with the Xbox One controller. While it seems trivial, its actually quite a bit of dedicated work for all that to be seamless for the user."
It all sounds fair enough. Dont throw out your Xbox 360 controller just yet.