Xbox One wireless controller adaptor gets November release in Australia

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If you live in Australia and were planning to pick up an Xbox One wireless controller adaptor tomorrow, hold fire: while the release date is still October 20 in the US, Microsoft's local rep has advised us that it won't release until November 13 over here. No reason was given, but the price remains AU$29.95 for the dongle. That's not including the controller, of course.

While that's a bit deflating for anyone eager to get their hands on the dongle immediately, you can still get the Xbox One controller running wired in Windows. Also, if you're planning to get one, note that the wireless functionality only works with Windows 10.

Relatedly, for anyone getting Steam Link, the adaptor will work seamlessly with the device, according to Valve via VentureBeat.

Andy Kelly reviewed the Xbox One controller last year, describing it as "a quality gamepad and a vast improvement on the 360 version". That couldn't prevent Sony's DualShock 4 taking the top spot in our list of the best controllers for PC. The big question remains: can the Steam controller improve on both of them?

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.