Ever since Microsoft released its next-gen console, the Xbox One, gamers have wanted to play PC games with an Xbox One controller. To their delight, Major Nelson, the Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live, recently said that the feature is arriving "very soon".
Nelson broke the news by responding to a post on NeoGAF, which lamented the lack of official PC support for the controller. "Soon. Very soon", he said, without offering any information on the time period of the feature's release. Check out that post over here.
Xbox One June Update Contents
The preview beta for the Xbox One June software update is now being rolled out to those that have applied for testing. Microsoft has released detailed patch notes on private preview forums:
Welcome to the Xbox One June update preview! The 1406 wave contains many exciting features- many of them specifically requested by you! Now you don't have to worry about running out of space, or who that one Gamertag on your Friends list really is. You can sign in automatically without needing Kinect, and you might find the Xbox Store a little bit brighter on the Home page.
We'll be rolling out this update for the preview audience over the next few days in waves beginning on 5/24, and the rest following shortly after. Read on for the quick notes:
Features in the June update preview:
- External Storage for your Games and Apps. This has been a much requested feature, and it's here! With the June update preview, you can connect up to two external hard drives to use as extra storage for your Xbox One console. We have a detailed list of how to use this feature here, and you can discuss everything external storage related in the External Storage on Xbox One forums. Don't forget to check out the FAQ!
- Real Name Sharing: Now you can share your real name with your friends, and even with your friends-of-friends. Don't worry though, you're in total control - share your name with your entire friends list, or just a few. The next time you open the Friends app, you'll receive a setup prompt. If you don't receive the prompt, you can also access the setup by selecting My profile and Share real name.
- Auto Sign-In. You requested this, and now you have it! With Auto-Sign In, you can now select an account to sign in automatically when you turn on your Xbox One. To enable this option, navigate to Settings > Preferences > Instant sign-in, and choose the account you wish to sign in automatically. The next time you turn on the system, you'll be signed-in from the get-go!
- Updated Store for Home. The Xbox Store has been redesigned and now includes featured content front and center with Game, Movie, Music, and App categories to the right. The search bar has also been moved, and it's now an icon under the categories at the far right.
Please note we've added a new widget next to the forums to keep you updated on what the current update OS number should be, and when you should expect it. You can click on the version number to go to the post for more information. As always, for the latest news on updates, new additions, known issues, and fixes, please visit the Announcements forum.