Microsoft’s Albert Penello says when the drivers are available; the Xbox One controller will work on PC.
Reports that the controller would never work on PC are incorrect, Microsoft’s director of product planning Albert Penello said in a post to NeoGAF. As soon as the drivers become available you will not need to buy a separate controller.
“This is 100% wrong,” Penello said about the rumors. “When the drivers become available, they will work with the existing controllers. There is no plan to do a new, separate controller that only works on Windows. The Xbox One controller you have today will work.”
“It will be the same as it is on Xbox 360,” Penello added.
Although it won’t be fully necessary, Penello has said that one day they may release a PC-specific version on the controller, just as the company offers for the Xbox 360.
There is no news on when we can expect Microsoft to release the drivers, so you’ll have to stick to your 360 for now.