It’s easy to connect a PS4 controller to your Mac, but what about the Xbox One controller? The good news is that it works great, but the bad news is that it requires a bit more setup thanks to Microsoft’s use of proprietary wireless technologies. But don’t worry, Xbox One gamers, we’ll show you how to get up and running with an Xbox One controller and your Mac.
Popular media server and playback software Plex is now available on the Xbox One, with an Xbox 360 release coming soon. The Xbox One app is currently available on the Xbox Store and is free for members of the service’s paid Plex Pass program and includes new features like support Kinect voice and motion control.
Minecraft, the hugely popular block-based sandbox game, is heading to the Xbox One and PS4 this Friday, September 5th. Owners of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 will be able to upgrade to the Xbox One edition for $4.99, while all others will be able to pick the game up on the Xbox Store for $19.99.
More than three months after Microsoft announced its “Kinect-less” Xbox One model, the company has finally revealed the details behind the standalone Kinect. The controversial sensor, which will be compatible only with the Xbox One (not the Xbox 360 or PC), will go on sale in October for $149.99.
The Xbox One July System Update will introduce Achievement Snap, a long-awaited feature that lets gamers view and track their achievement progress in real time without leaving their games. The feature leverages the Xbox One’s Snap functionality.
Microsoft on Thursday finally released Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller, allowing gamers to use the company’s latest console controller on their PC. The drivers allow the Xbox One controller to work automatically with any games or applications that already support the Xbox 360 controller.
Microsoft revealed this week that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor consumes a small amount of the console’s primary resources in order to operate, and that ditching the accessory can give optimized games a performance boost of up to 10 percent.
Microsoft is gearing up for the Xbox One’s June update, which will finally add long-awaited support for external hard drives. Other new features include the ability to associate real names with gamer profiles, new Xbox Live Gold membership benefits, and expanded support for the console’s TV features.
Microsoft continues to trail the PS4 in worldwide sales, and is introducing some major changes to the Xbox One that it hopes will narrow the gap. Starting in June, the company will launch a $399 version of the console without Kinect, expand Games with Gold, and decouple entertainment apps like Netflix from an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
The console wars continue to rage, but Sony’s PS4 is having no trouble maintaining its sales advantage over the Xbox One, according to recent data from both companies. To date, the PS4 has sold more than 7 million units while the launch of Titanfall pushed the Xbox One to just 5 million units.