There were some reports that Xbox One controllers will not work with Windows PCs, but Microsoft’s director of product management Albert Penello ended those reports that Xbox One controller will work with Windows PCs for games.
Penello commented the following on NeoGAF forums to answer the wrong reports,
“This is 100% wrong,”
“When the drivers become available, they will work with the existing controllers. There is no plan to do a new, separate controller that only works on Windows. It will be the same as it is on Xbox 360 – the Xbox One controller you have today will work.
“That’s not to say that we may not ship also PC SKU of the Xbox One controller, much like we do on Xbox 360.”
“No more updates on the timeframe beyond what’s been publicly stated,” said Penello. “The plan is this year. When the update comes out and we have more details, I can explain the holdup.”
Last year Microsoft confirmed that the new wireless protocol, combined with the ability to work in ‘wired’ mode, and the addition of features like Impulse triggers, means that new software has to be written and optimized for the PC and there is also some work that we need to do to make sure that existing PC games that support the Xbox 360 controller will work with the Xbox One controller.”