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Go wireless on Windows 10 with Xbox One controller adapter next week

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An adapter allowing Xbox One wireless controllers to hook up with Windows PCs running the latest operating system is hitting retail next week.

A listing on Xbox.com gives the $24.99 adapter an official release date of Oct. 20. The USB device will only work for Windows 10, as Microsoft confirmed to us in June.

Although you can't buy it from the Xbox store directly, Amazon now offers the peripheral for pre-order.

The new adapter will finally allow Xbox gamers to share their controllers between the console and the machine, after being forced to resort to buying a separate, identical controller for the PC in the past.

Phil Spencer of Microsoft first announced that the company would offer players the option to use their Xbox One controllers on Windows at GDC 2015. Increased controller support for Windows machines first came last June, although the updated PC drivers still did not allow for wireless peripherals.