Microsoft opens its Xbox Wireless Tech for PC OEMs and Gaming Peripherals

by GDP Venture

After the announcement of Minecraft and Oculus Rift, Microsoft step further into the gaming industry once again. They said to opens its Xbox Wireless tech for PC OEMs and gaming peripherals. The first device to support Microsoft's Xbox Wireless is Lenovo's latest IdeaCentre Y710 Cube gaming PC.

It means Starting with that Lenovo PC, and continuing on well into the future, it’s increasingly likely that your next Windows 10 PC will support Xbox controllers straight out of the box. Microsoft promises that Xbox Wireless is more responsive and reliable than Bluetooth, while also supporting up to eight connected controllers.

Microsoft uses a proprietary wireless communication protocol (not Wi-Fi Direct) to connect Xbox One controllers to its gaming console, so PC makers won't be able to simply enable this with software. Instead, Microsoft worked with Lenovo to integrate a Xbox Wireless Adapter into the chassis of the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. It's the "first time this has ever been done officially,"

Xbox Wireless provides you with a best-in-class wireless gaming experience across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Designed specifically for gaming, Xbox Wireless provides advantages over other connection methods, such as: low-latency and high-quality wireless gameplay for up to 8 devices at once, cross-platform use across Xbox One and Windows PCs, wireless support for stereo sound through a headset, and eliminating the need for multiple adapters or wires for each device.

By expanding the Xbox Wireless ecosystem with new accessories and PCs, gamers have more choice and more freedom to play anywhere. In the future Microsoft is planning to launch a range of Xbox Wireless accessories like joysticks and headsets from partners such as Astro, HyperX, Lenovo, Mad Catz, PDP, Plantronics, Razer, SteelSeries, and Turtle Beac

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