Those of you looking for a good controller for your PC may have a new option to consider – Microsoft’s Xbox One controller.

Despite reports that the peripheral was only compatible with the Xbox One console, Microsoft’s director of product management Albert Penello confirmed that the controllers will also work with Windows PCs.

Regarding rumors that the controller would be “locked out” for use on PC’s, Penello explained, “This is 100 percent wrong. 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. It will be the same as it is on Xbox 360 – the Xbox One controller you have today will work.

“That’s not to say that we may not ship also a PC SKU of the Xbox One controller, much like we do on Xbox 360.”

Penello hopes that the functionality will be added sometime this year, although a date has not yet been given.

“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,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “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.”

Source: Polygon