Microsoft sends free motion controllers to Windows Mixed Reality early adopters

When Microsoft launched Windows Mixed Reality in October, the companion headsets started shipping with motion controllers included in the box. Development headsets shipped to developers early on, however, didn't include motion controllers, leaving those who picked one up in a tough spot. But if you count yourself among those early adopters, Microsoft is now making up for the omission with a free set of motion controllers.

Microsoft has started shipping the controllers out to early adopters, along with a note thanking them for jumping in early. From the note:

As one of our early adopters of the Windows Mixed Reality headsets, we value you and would like to express our gratitude with this set of motion controllers to help you get the most out of your experience. We're excited to help you start exploring and can't wait to see what you build.

The controllers are unbranded, and, depending on the number of headsets purchased, you'll receive a matching number of sets.

If you're a developer who picked up a development headset early on, have you received a free set of controllers yet? Let us know in the comments!

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  • I wish Microsoft would be this nice to people who preorderd an X1X. But nah we just sit here while new buyers get the free stuff with their consoles
  • Yeah, I was kind of going we would get a free copy of PUBG along with everyone who's buying a console now. Oh well.
  • I mean, you pre-ordered a $500 console knowing what you were buying. PUBG is what, $30? And it's rough as all hell right now.
  • I think it's also a promotion for Christmas session.
    MS did give away free movie...
  • So glad Microsoft did this for us. I was really irritated when they didn't sell them separately on the Microsoft Store. Found them on Dell instead. Fortunately I hadn't taken my Dell controllers out of the package yet so I just sent those back today.
  • Well, I took my Dell ones out and used them, but I think I should still be able to return them, now that I got the free ones. Unless I don't know something?
  • It's worth a try. I'm not sure what their return policy is other than 30 days.
  • Strap'em on your feet?
    Don't push! I'll see myself out.
  • Good guy Microsoft.