Microsoft has announced that it has released it’s Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. The controller will include a driver for Windows XP-based PCs. The wired controller has a 9-foot breakaway controller cable that plugs into a standard USB port.
"This controller is great example of one of the many areas where the Xbox 360 and Windows platforms complement each other," J Allard, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Chief XNA officer. "The Xbox 360 controller for Windows is an important step in making it easier for consumers to enjoy gaming on both platforms."
"For the first time, gamers can simply unplug their controller from their Xbox 360 system and plug it into their Windows XP-based PC," said Chris Donahue, Director of the Windows Gaming and Graphics team at Microsoft. "This is a great breakthrough for the gaming industry as we make it easier for developers to create multiplatform titles."
The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows is no available for $39.99.