Your Xbox games on your own portable console
A few months ago we met Project xCloud, the initiative with which Microsoft wants to offer gamers the games they want, with the people they want, on console and PC.
Xbox announced the ability to stream games from your Xbox One console and will start testing this October. With Console Streaming, players will have access to their Xbox One game library and Xbox Game Pass titles anywhere, broadcast directly from an Xbox One console to a mobile device.
In the past, E3 2019 attendees were able to try games like Halo 5: Guardians and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on smartphones and tablets. With Project xCloud, Xbox is investing in ensuring that players have the option and freedom to play the games they want, with friends they want, how and where they want.
To make the gaming experience even more satisfactory, Microsoft would be working on controls that would be coupled to mobile devices as with Nintendo Switch and its Joy-Con controls that make a desktop platform become portable.
The designer Sarang Sheth has shown in Yanko Design the possible design of these controls based on a Microsoft patent: two halves of the control are hooked on each side of the phone turning the device into a laptop with the side controls with all the buttons, triggers, crossheads and analogue sticks typical of the Xbox controller.
These peripherals that would be attached to the phone would also include stereo audio output and headphone input.
You can watch the E3 video here.