There’s some good news for all Xbox fans as Microsoft are working on a new controller. It seems that the company has drawn inspiration from Nintendo and its joy-con controllers. Moreover, Microsoft has filed a patent for removable game controllers that can also be used with mobile devices. Also, Xbox’s Project xCloud which is targeting to bring game streaming to the majority of devices.
Speculated Xbox Controller
The patent spotted was filed way back in 2017 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office but was not released up to July 9, 2019. There are numerous illustrations showing what the controller will actually look like if Microsoft plans to bring it in the market.
A charging device for along with input modules to the touch screen device was mentioned.
— Xbox (@Xbox) March 13, 2019
There are more details shared but it is much of technical jargon. There are two controller parts which combine to give a familiar look to that of Nintendo’s Joy-Cons.
Microsoft has been experimenting with Xbox controllers designed for tablets & phones, similar to that of the Nintendo Switch‘s JoyCons.
Controllers will utilize slide-in grips rather than preexisting hardware that utilizes standard Xbox controller strapped to respective device pic.twitter.com/zXOWPcLKpL
— Patent Profiler (@PatentProfiler) July 9, 2019
The controllers can be connected in either way wired or wireless. The inputs are matched to a software powered touch screen computing device where the touch screen is peripheral. The inputs are moved to software running on the computing device.
Will it survive in the market?
Patents usually take time but tech giant companies like Microsoft file them most of the time. Sometimes the input is from them and other times nothing from them.
Microsoft makes it clear that it is experimenting with Project xCloud on the way and pushing as much as things between Game Pass and project xCloud. With Microsoft’s new controller design all the Xbox fans are pretty excited since they will be having a new venture.