Microsoft have announced that their cloud streaming platform, xCloud is expected to be released on September 15 in 22 markets with more than 100 titles in beta. The platform enables games to play Xbox games without an Xbox console using their mobile device and other systems.
In addition to xCloud itself, Microsoft has also announced a number of partnerships for accessories, including mobile controllers of the xCloud brand from Razer, PowerA and 8bitdo.
The Razer Kishi is an expanding controller that holds a cell phone in the middle. It offers all of the buttons and layout you would get on a regular Xbox controller.
PowerA have three new products – the MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip, which connects to the Xbox controller and has a holder for the mobile device. The MOGA XP5-X Plus is a full Bluetooth Xbox gamepad, and the MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth controller is similar to the Razer device mentioned above, but looks even better known than the Xbox controller.
The 8bitdo SN30 Pro for Android looks a little less Xbox, but the logo is unmistakable. This is sure to be a hit for people who prefer the retro styles of 8-bitdo controllers with a non-Xbox style thumbstick placement. It looks more compact than the other options and could be a great option for mobile games.
In addition to the controllers, SteelSeries publishes the SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox – A wireless headset with USB-C connection for connection to your mobile device.