How to play Minecraft PE with the Xbox One or PS4 controller on my Windows PC or Mac

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What is Minecraft?

For those who are just discovering or testing this video game, Minecraft is a construction game. The terminology that is used frequently for this game is that of “Sandbox” o “Open world”, you may ask: why?

One of the best features of this video game is that everything, absolutely everything is possible. What happens in the game it depends on what you decide to do. Minecraft is not just about building, it's also about survival.

You have to use the resources you find in the game, not just to build or create big and difficult things. But also to face other characters that appear in the game.

Minecraft Pocket Edition

The main version of Minecraft was released in 2009, being available only for computers. However, the developers have decided to release Minecraft Pocket Edition (or PE) in 2011.

Obviously, this is a version adapted to the characteristics of mobile devices. After testing it, you will realize that its characteristics they are no better than the PC version. Tuttavia, it is much easier to play with.

Using Xbox One or PS4 controllers in Minecraft PE

Now… will it be possible to play Minecraf PE with an Xbox One or PS4 controller on my PC? Of course yes! In fact it is possible to do it with the control of any console and even with generic controls.

However, there is a detail. As previously written, Minecraft PE is the version of the game for Android devices. So, if you want to enjoy this specific version, you should download Bluestacks in its latest version, the Android emulator for PC.

Without a doubt, the combination of the Android emulator and the Xbox One or PS4 controllers improves the gaming experience. Especially when playing multiplayer Minecraft with two or more people.

How to do it?

Once you have installed the emulator on your Windows or Mac PC, you need to download and install Minecraft PE "Pocket Edition". In this way you will have the possibility to proceed, finally, to use the command of your preference.

Important! In the case of Windows, Xbox One controller can be connected to PC via bluetooth or USB. However, to use the PS4 controller in Windows, you need to use it connected via USB. On MAC computers, it is recommended to keep controllers connected via USB cable.

With this point clarified, it's time to play Minecraft PE with an Xbox One or PS4 controller on my PC. To do this, you need to follow a series of simple instructions, which are shown below:

  1. Access the BlueStacks settings and go to the section " Pref Renze ".
  2. Select or enable boxes " Enable gamepad detection " is " Use the player's built-in gamepad controls ".
  3. If you've already done so, it's time to connect your Xbox One or PS4 controller to your computer.
  4. When the controller is actually connected to the computer, you will see a box in BlueStacks that says " Gamepad connected ".
  5. You can now enter Minecraft PE.
  6. Do you need to configure the controls? Select "Settings" and go to "Controller".
  7. Everything is ready? Time to play!

Enjoy Minecraft PE with Xbox One or PS4 controllers

As you will see, the procedure is extremely simple and it does not require the installation of dubious programs. BlueStacks is one of the best Android emulators for PC.

Why play Minecraft PE with an Xbox One or PS4 controller on my PC? This alternative is really effective for optimizing and improving performance in Minecraft. Therefore go ahead! Add hours of fun with this amazing game and with control of your favorite console.

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