Microsoft Controller Prototype

Microsoft Develops a Prototype of a Controller for Mobile Devices

Microsoft Develops a Prototype of a Controller for Mobile Devices

With Project xCloud officially announced Microsoft now has just revealed a prototype of what it could be the controller who lead xCloud on smartphones and tablets, with a design similar to the Joy-Con in the way that the two halves of the controller attach each other in the charging port to become more of a traditional controller, also players can select different sizes of slide-in grips to favor their device and gaming needs. Microsoft’s prototype features a full set of buttons with the trigger and bumper being located on the back of the controller, two nice colors and an ergonomic design.

“As smartphones and tablets have become pervasive, so has mobile gaming. Not surprisingly, popular games for these platforms are focused on touchscreen-based interaction. However, many types of game are less well-suited to mobile devices. Despite systems like AdaptControl which can adapt to the ‘drift’ typically occurring when using virtual on-screen controls, touchbased emulations of traditional gaming controls like Dpads, buttons & joysticks are often unsatisfactory.

Mobile gaming devices like the Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo’s DS and Switch are dedicated mobile gaming platforms which overcome these limitations via physical controls. The success of the Switch is testament to the value of mobile gaming with physical controls. A number of cheaper products allow a smartphone to be clipped into or onto a modified handheld gaming controller; these include the ION iCade mobile, the GameCase, the GameVice and products from Moga. However, the fixed form of these accessories means they are bulky and inflexible.”

Project xCloud’s state-of-the-art global game-streaming technology will offer you the freedom to play on the device you want without being locked to a particular device.

Read the full article at – Windows Central.

Find out more about Project xCloud at – Blog.Microsoft.

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