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Samsung Gear VR headset getting Xbox controller support

Microsoft has decided to add Xbox controller support to the Samsung Gear VR headset. The first game to support Microsoft's gamepad will be Minecraft: Gear VR Edition.

Published onSeptember 24, 2016


There are plenty of good controllers you can use your Samsung Gear VR with, but gamers can get pretty picky when it comes to their accessories. The Xbox controller continues to be a favorite among users, which means many of you have something to celebrate today.

Microsoft has decided to add Xbox controller support to the Samsung Gear VR headset. The first game to support Microsoft’s gamepad will be Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, thanks to update that is scheduled to come in early October. The Redmond-based company will continue to focus on bringing support to other controller-enabled games in the future.

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Other than supported games, requirements include a Bluetooth-supported Xbox controller and the latest firmware (version 3.1.1220.0).

Samsung’s headset continues to be a great way to experience virtual reality without spending too much (given that you already own a supported Samsung device). And now that you can use one of the best gaming controllers in the industry with it, the deal just got a lot sweeter. Are any of you looking forward to experience VR with the Xbox wireless controller? I am!

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