New Xbox One wireless adapter unveiled by Microsoft

An image of the new Xbox One wireless adapter for PC. (Xbox)

PC gamers can now enjoy more multiplayer action using Xbox One controllers.

Gaming giant Microsoft unveiled this week the new version of its Xbox wireless adapter. The device allows players to simultaneously connect up to eight Xbox One controllers to their PC.

“With the new and improved Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10, you can play your favorite PC games using any Xbox Wireless Controller,” read the official product description. The device also is also 66 percent smaller than its predecessor in terms of design. Moreover, it also offers wireless stereo sound support to complete the gaming experience.

Meanwhile, Gamespot reported that the new adapter does not support Xbox 360 controllers. Furthermore, it is only compatible with Windows 10 devices like laptops and tablets that have USB 2.0 or 3.0 support.

Players who do not want to spend on the new device can still connect their Xbox One controller to the PC using the traditional way. They can simply plug their controller using a micro-USB cable.

Gamers can purchase the Xbox One wireless adapter beginning Aug. 8 for $24.99.

Meanwhile, IGN India reported that Microsoft also revealed three new designs for the Xbox One controller. The Green/Grey wireless controller is the entry-level option available for $64.99, just a few dollars cheaper than the other two.

The second, called the Volcano Shadow Special Edition, is the latest offering from the shadow series of controllers. It sports a classic black color that fades and transitions smoothly into metallic red. The third one, called the Patrol Tech Special edition, features navy blue with hints of laser-engrave accents around the front. Both the Volcano Shadow and Patrol Tech come with $69.99 price tags each.

In other news, Microsoft partnered with Taco Bell for a promo featuring the upcoming Xbox One X console. Beginning Aug. 31, customers who purchase the new Steak Quesarito $5 box will receive “a unique code.” Customers need to text the promo code for a chance to snag “the most powerful console ever.”