Xbox followers seeking to get their sport on away from their telly bins have been well-served by Microsoft’s cloud gaming initiative – however provided that they’ve obtained a third-party controller handy. The agency has seen sense and partnered with smartphone gamepad professionals GameSir for an formally licensed model of its X2.
The GameSir X2 Professional lands in Midnight and Moonlight colors – or black and white, if you happen to favor – to go with the Xbox One Collection X and Collection S. It retains the identical slide-out mechanism for hooking in your Android cellphone through USB-C, which all however eliminates enter lag, and helps pass-through charging so that you don’t must take a break when your battery runs low.
It retains the agency’s acquainted twin joystick structure, with analogue triggers and microswitch bumpers up prime and a pair of programmable again buttons on the rear. The face buttons are totally badged up in Xbox-matching colors, with the proper A,B,X,Y structure, and the house button has been changed with a bigger Xbox button.
Naturally it’ll play properly with different cloud streaming companies like Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now and Amazon Luna, in addition to any Android video games put in in your cellphone. The A,B,X,Y buttons may even be swapped round (they’re magnetic) if you happen to favor a Nintendo-style structure, and the joystick caps are interchangeable too, letting you decide between shallow and tall sticks. The GameSir companion app helps you to customise controls on the fly, and assign bodily buttons to onscreen actions for Android video games that don’t have baked-in controller help.
Along with your cellphone offering energy there’s no want for batteries, and the controller can accommodate telephones between 110 and 179mm lengthy, which ought to cowl many of the smartphone spectrum.
The GameSir X2 Professional is on sale immediately from the GameSir web site, with costs beginning at £80/$80/€90 together with one month of Xbox Sport Cross Final (for brand new members solely). It’ll hit Amazon shortly after.