Today’s tech news: Microsoft to develop Xbox controllers for both mobile phones and tablets.


Microsoft claims to go with “console quality” streaming to smartphones and tablets named “Project xCloud”developing Xbox controllers. It won’t depend on touch controls, yet rather will make its very own Xbox-esq controllers particularly for portable gaming. At any rate, what it appears as though it’s doing by means of some research papers.

While versatile gaming is relentlessly developing into a gigantic commercial center. Few out of every game not compatible for touch controllers. In the meantime, the achievement of Sony’s PSP, and all the more as of late the Nintendo Switch. It appears there is an interest for going around touch controllers and offering a portable mobile gaming with comfort gaming controls.

Microsoft writes:

“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, touch based 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 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 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.”

But, with Microsoft truly pushing the Project xCloud, it appears to be inescapable that it will convey to showcase controllers for cell phones. For the time being however, we should sit back and watch.