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Xbox One controller for PC coming in November, and it's strangely familiar

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Microsoft will release an Xbox One controller for Windows PC this November, the company announced earlier this week.

The gamepad itself appears to be identical to the existing Xbox One controller. The difference with this package is that it will come with a micro USB cable, which the current controller does not include. Microsoft won't charge extra for the cable; the PC gamepad will cost $59.95, the same retail price as the existing Xbox One controller.

Microsoft has not created separate wired and wireless Xbox One controllers, as it did with the Xbox 360. All official Xbox One controllers are wireless, and can be used with a computer when plugged in via micro USB. The PC controller that's coming in November will work with an Xbox One either wirelessly or with a micro USB cable, and will be compatible with PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Microsoft released Windows PC drivers for the Xbox One controller in June for both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems; the drivers make the gamepad compatible with any PC game that already supports the Xbox 360 controller. You can check out an image of the PC controller and its included micro USB cable below.

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