Linux 4.7 To Support The Expensive Xbox One Elite Controller
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 28 May 2016 at 08:19 AM EDT. 8 Comments
LINUX GAMING --
The Linux 4.7 kernel is going to include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft's Xbox One Elite Controller.

Added to the second round of input updates for the Linux 4.7 merge window is adding support for the Xbox One Elite Controller to the kernel's XPad driver. This Xbox One Elite Controller support is based upon code written for the SteamOS kernel at the end of 2015 and months later finally working its way into the mainline Linux kernel.

So thanks to the Valve folks that originally did the work and others for pushing it to be upstreamed in the xpad driver code, finally in Linux 4.7 will be out-of-the-box Xbox One Elite Controller support.


Pricing on the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is a hefty $149 USD. The XPad driver has already supported the non-Elite Xbox One controllers.
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