Earlier this year, Microsoft promised a wireless adapter for those using Xbox One controllers on the PC. We now know a couple more things about it thanks to the company's latest Xbox news flash. The dongle will cost $25, and it's expected to arrive in the fall. Here's the finished product:
That sure is a wireless adapter, folks. In addition to cutting the cord, the dongle can stream audio and in-game chat to headsets plugged into the controller. Microsoft will sell the new adapter on its own, and a bundle that includes an Xbox One wireless controller will be available for $80.
Speaking of the Xbox One controller, a new version is now available with some minor improvements. The updated gamepad includes a 3.5-mm audio jack for compatible headsets, and that jack should output higher-quality audio at louder volumes than the old controller could manage. The shoulder bumpers have also been tweaked for "more consistent performance anywhere along the entire surface of the bumper." We'll take it.