Microsoft will be expanding the Designed for Xbox ecosystem to include mobile gaming and announced new hardware accessories for Project xCloud.
The Designed for Xbox program enables collaborations with top-tier hardware partners to deliver not only choice but also the best possible Xbox gaming experiences across console, PC, and now, mobile.
What does this mean for gamers interested in Project xCloud? Microsoft says that soon there will be a wide array of Xbox-branded partner devices that are focused on mobile gaming – think controller clips, mobile-first controllers, and other hardware optimized for phones and tablets. The company is currently in talks with 8bitDo, Gamevice, HORI, PowerA, Razer, and more, to explore creating hardware for Project xCloud.
The first Designed for Xbox product created with Project xCloud in mind is the MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox Wireless Controllers. This is an adjustable clip made to fit all Xbox Wireless Controllers that secures your phone in place while you play. The clip features dual locking articulation points so you can always set up the perfect viewing angle and fits most phones up to 3.12” (79mm) wide. By combining this clip with a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox Wireless Controller, you’ll have a comfortable and familiar way to use precision input when gaming on the go. The MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox Wireless Controllers will launch in November and is available to preorder now from Microsoft Stores and other select retailers in the United States and United Kingdom for $14.99 USD.
Going forward, Microsoft works on expanding the compatibility of our official Xbox Wireless Controller to more mobile platforms. At this moment, when using your Xbox controller with a mobile device, your performance may vary depending on the device and the mobile operating system version. Apple recently began supporting the Xbox Wireless Controller across iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and tvOS 13 or later.