Patent Reveals That Microsoft is Working on Detachable Mobile Controllers

Microsoft New Controller

A new patent has revealed that Microsoft is secretly working on a brand new controller which looks heavily inspired by Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons. These new controllers will be removable and will be primarily be used for mobile devices.

It looks like these new controllers will be released alongside Xbox’s upcoming Project xCloud streaming service which will allow players to stream their favorite games on a number of devices.

The patent was reported by Windows Latest who detailed the patent actually dates back to 2017 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office however it was just recently published on July 9, 2019.

The patent also comes with a few pictures which shows exactly how the controller will look like however, the final design of the controller might be slightly different than the one shown in the patents.

According to the official details of the patent:

A charging device for one or more input modules for a touch-screen device is described. The charging device comprises a charging mechanism and portions which are shaped to receive an input module.

You can also check out the pictures in the patent below.

Microsoft New Controller

The controller does not look anything like a Joy-Con however it does seem to come off to become two different controllers. They stick to the sides of the mobile device and does not block the screen of the device in any way making them much better than most mobile device controllers in the current market.

However, there is no official word from Microsoft whether these controllers are actually going into production or not. If Microsoft ever brings them out in the market, our best bet is that they will be released with Project xCloud because it will allow players to stream their games on any device which includes mobile devices.

Will you be willing to purchase this new controller if Microsoft ever releases them? Let us know in the comments section below.

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