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Xbox Shows Mobile Controllers & Accessories for Your Project xCloud Experience in New Video

Following the announcement of the integration of Project xCloud with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Android, Microsoft is showing dedicated accessories.

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alb189940d ago (Edited 40d ago )

This is just perfect, I like that MS is giving so many options.
There's a rumor that the Lockhart will have options to buy it without controls and maybe the SX too and that will be a good strategy to minimize the price because a lot of us have already two or three controls, a lot of us have even the elite control so we don't need an extra.

GunHoCharlieA139d ago

Omgoodness, is Microdollahs aactually competing? Sony looking kinda insecure right now imo.

thecodingart40d ago

Non of these are 1st party or for iOS devices...

Valkron137d ago

Since Apple are being a bunch of jerks don't worry, looks like iOS may never get xCloud

neomahi39d ago

Adding to the cost of the experience. Now you have to spend $100 for a controller. It had just occurred to me their service is more expensive than Sony's at $9.99 and xCloud at $14.99.

Now, before someone jumps on me about it, Sony has experience with this and even Google with all of their powerful servers didn't see this coming. The first thing PS Now does, before you even buy their service, is test your bandwidth to see if your home internet can handle the service your about to invest in, if your internet sucks, Sony tells you: You're not going to have the experience you want and we'd rather you not than leave a lasting bad impression on you, so they'll sacrifice their service for your benefit. Um, and that's with PS2 and PS3 game streaming, that doesn't even take into account what PS4 games could do, see, that's what people don't get, they're so smitten with the potential of the service, they're not seeing the reality, like she may be hot, but when it comes down to it you find her personal hygiene is horrible and kills the experience.

Microsoft acts confident now, but internet is still in its infancy and can't keep up, data caps are a nightmare! The average gamer doesn't have a collection like I do. They want streaming to allow to play more games well..... There's a difference between downloading a game or two and playing many that hog up downloading data which is financially going to get you into way more trouble than most think, PS2 and PS3 games are the start, Sony knows this, but PS4 and PS5, or, Xbox One and Xbox Series X games a whole other beast, how can people not add and see where this is going, we've just seen it with Stadia.

WGAF39d ago

It isn't replacing original console experiences. People already have gamepass, just that now they can also stream it if they want too. THEY CAN ALSO BUY THE GAME STRAIGHT FROM GAMEPASS WITH DISCOUNT. The thing that people dont get is that it is an option, not mandatory. Ms just want to have wider reach by having as many options available.

Stadia failed because it doesn't have an already establish platform like MS or Sony, plus it doesn't have a hardware for peeps that wants that option, which many still do.

Ps now also failed because it doesn't really allowed their 1st party game on day one. Majority of games r from older games, with many of them are stream only (ps3). With that said, Sony plans is to make money on game sells, so they dont push their service as hard, hence failed (like vita). Plus Sony doesn't have a robust cloud infrastructure like Google or Ms. The entire economy are migrating toward cloud applications now, which Sony cant even be considered a player in that field.

Ms on the other hand focus on gamepass. They have to make that service more appealing by adding their own 1st party games,newer contents, download or streaming option for all games to many devices, great deals, etc...plus MS has everything, global wide cloud infrastructure, hardware, download or stream or remote (come later) play for all games, an already well establish platform, etc....which Sony and Google are lacking in certain areas (as mentioned above).

Ratchet7537d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Dude, I have been playing xcloud on my phone with LTE+ signal(which is worst than 3g) and had no major issues with it. I have played and finished Ritual of the night on it and it was just as good as playing it on the switch.
The only downside is how much of your monthly data the service use everytime you play outside.

ErvinWatson35d ago

They have to make that service more appealing by adding their own 1st party games,newer contents, download or streaming option for all games to many devices, great deals, etc...plus MS has everything, global wide cloud infrastructure, hardware, download or stream or remote