Microsoft had its XO19 event today in London, and during that Xbox celebration, some DualShock 4 news popped when the Project xCloud segment began. Project xCloud is Microsoft’s response to cloud gaming. So far, we have seen an industry-wide push towards this technology. True, this tech is nothing new, with companies like Gaikai and OnLive providing similar services almost a decade ago.
Still, this is the first time that gaming companies are actually getting it the right way. Sony has been promoting PlayStation Now for a long time. Specifically, the service has been continuously evolving since its inception in 2014. Since then, many others have jumped on the cloud train. Google is one of the prime examples, with Stadia launching this month. With all this cloud hype going on, Microsoft had some big announcement for Project xCloud today.
DualShock 4 xCloud official support
The service is getting support for Bluetooth controllers in the near future. Microsoft mentioned by name that this support will include DualShock 4 for Project XCloud. There was no official date for this update, although, it is slated for a 2020 release. One of the main talking points during this segment was how the basis of Project XCloud is players’ choice. Thus, the service aims to allow gamers to enjoy their favorite games on their platform of choice and with their controller of preference.
Currently, the service is in preview stages on Android devices. Although, the service will eventually extend to iOS and even Windows 10 PCs in 2020. So, if you’re in the Project XCloud preview and have fancy your DualShock 4 over the Xbox One controller, this is good news for you. If you want to try out Project xCloud, the service is open for registration for its preview stage. This flexibility and consumer-focused view of gaming is a good thing for all gamers, hopefully, this trend will continue rolling out across the industry.