12-01-2014 05:20 PM
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  1. krox1105's Avatar
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    Many of you might have probably read about the new Xperia Z3 tablet compact just announced at IFA 2014, and it's ability to connect to the PlayStation 4 controller and stream games directly from the console itself.

    Now, although it might have been better appreciated if MS had done it earlier with the launch of the Xbox One, but it's never too late. Microsoft should also add support for the Xbox 360/One controller in Windows Phone and the ability to stream games from the consoles to it.

    C'mon Microsoft, we have been asking for the controller support for ages now!
    And the ability to stream games from the Xbox One to Windows phone would not only boost the phone sales, but also the console's!
    This might just turn the tide around for both WP and Xbox.

    Isn't it something that this community would like to see?

    EDIT: Just realized that Windows RT supports the Xbox 360 controller (i don't know if it supports the One controller too). Also, what you see in the image above is a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact connected to a Dual Shock 4 controller via Sony's proprietary mount.
    Last edited by krox1105; 09-04-2014 at 02:43 AM. Reason: Some facts correction, formatting.
    09-03-2014 12:13 PM
  2. LexTaylor's Avatar
    MS are currently working on Windows 9. With that being said they cannot get sidetracked on what Sony is doing , Sony is trying to stay afloat cause their phones are dying out. Why you think they added that feature to connect to the tablet and controller ? lol
    RJ Priest likes this.
    09-03-2014 12:50 PM
  3. DoctorSaline's Avatar
    I think MS has already stated that they are working on controller support. I'm sure they will also implement the streaming features. I'll love it.
    09-03-2014 12:54 PM
  4. krox1105's Avatar
    MS are currently working on Windows 9. With that being said they cannot get sidetracked on what Sony is doing , Sony is trying to stay afloat cause their phones are dying out. Why you think they added that feature to connect to the tablet and controller ? lol
    Well, necessity forced them to innovate :D
    I don't care about Sony dying, but the ability play console games on a mobile phone is very futuristic. Mark my word, Sony will receive a very high amount of praise for this feature of it works well.
    09-03-2014 01:15 PM
  5. krox1105's Avatar
    I think MS has already stated that they are working on controller support. I'm sure they will also implement the streaming features. I'll love it.
    I can so imagine playing Pokmon blue on my Lumia 630 on VBA8 with my wired Xbox 360 controller!
    If necessary for this feature, I will even buy a USB OTG adapter.
    hs k and DoctorSaline like this.
    09-03-2014 01:17 PM
  6. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    C'mon Microsoft, we have been asking for the controller support for ages now! And the ability to stream games from the Xbox One to Windows phone would not only boost the phone sales, but also the console's! This might just turn the tide around for both WP and Xbox.
    I get the request from a flexibility standpoint, but realistically, when would you use a controller with a mobile phone?
    09-03-2014 01:50 PM
  7. theefman's Avatar
    Sony = one company.
    Microsoft = many different mini companies competing viciously with each other = lack of a single vision.
    Microsoft could do with ease but they are just too divided, most likely will never happen.
    krox1105 and jlzimmerman like this.
    09-03-2014 01:58 PM
  8. anon(8985111)'s Avatar
    Sounds like a good idea. Given the direction MS is reportedly heading with threshold I guess this is something we might see in the near future.
    krox1105 likes this.
    09-03-2014 07:58 PM
  9. krox1105's Avatar
    I get the request from a flexibility standpoint, but realistically, when would you use a controller with a mobile phone?
    Why do you think that the MOGA controller exists?
    09-04-2014 02:00 AM
  10. krox1105's Avatar
    Sony = one company.
    Microsoft = many different mini companies competing viciously with each other = lack of a single vision.
    Microsoft could do with ease but they are just too divided, most likely will never happen.
    Under Satya Nadella, with the recent job cuts for stream lining, and the vision for a "Mobile First, Cloud First World," it might just happen ;)
    Nicholas Maguire likes this.
    09-04-2014 02:01 AM
  11. krox1105's Avatar
    Sounds like a good idea. Given the direction MS is reportedly heading with threshold I guess this is something we might see in the near future.
    Yes, and this feature will also provide a great reason for the millions of Xbox consoles owners to switch to Windows Phone, and the millions of Windows Phone users to buy the Xbox One instead of the PS4.
    It is a cycle, which will bring a lot more people to Microsoft's platform if this feature is implemented and advertised correctly.
    09-04-2014 02:42 AM
  12. AG VK's Avatar
    I think MS has already stated that they are working on controller support. I'm sure they will also implement the streaming features. I'll love it.
    Interesting. Do you have a link? I'd love to know more about this as I plan on buying an Xbox One this month.
    09-04-2014 03:31 AM
  13. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I think MS will go with the universal app approach to things with Windows 9, where the game is on your Xbox, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop, and Phone, seems more convenient. This does seem more superior than Sony's way of doing things
    09-04-2014 03:56 AM
  14. bilzkh's Avatar
    It's ironic that Microsoft conceived of an "all in one living room device" yet apparently forgot about the possibility that one's family members could use that television to watch TV at a time when you wanted to play games.

    It is conceivable for Microsoft to come up with a Universal App that uses Wi-Fi Direct to stream Xbox One games to your Windows device (PC, tablet, phone, laptop, etc) from your Xbox One console.
    09-04-2014 04:17 AM
  15. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    I get the request from a flexibility standpoint, but realistically, when would you use a controller with a mobile phone?
    In Taiwan users may use that controller in a pretty intensive way. Unfortunately they don't use WP devices at all.
    09-04-2014 06:01 AM
  16. loofmodnar's Avatar
    I feel like they're already headed in this direction with SmartGlass. Wouldn't connecting the controllers requires special hardware due to the proprietary nature of the wireless connection they use?
    blehblehbleh likes this.
    09-04-2014 06:17 AM
  17. krox1105's Avatar
    For Wireless controllers? I don't know.
    For the Wired controllers? No. They just need to implement the USB On-the-go feature in Windows Phone, and then any device that uses USB and has the drivers available will connect to the phone. It will require a USB OTG adapter, though.
    09-04-2014 07:27 AM
  18. AG VK's Avatar
    I think MS will go with the universal app approach to things with Windows 9, where the game is on your Xbox, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop, and Phone, seems more convenient. This does seem more superior than Sony's way of doing things
    It is also impossible. How do you plan to run a game like Watch Dogs or Titanfall on a tablet or desktop?
    09-04-2014 08:10 AM
  19. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Why do you think that the MOGA controller exists?
    I was just asking for some real world examples. Would people use it on the train? In the park? Maybe it's designed for people who also don't have a console or a computer for gaming? It just doesn't seem like it would be very popular to me as its use would be extremely limited and the user experience would be nominal at best (at least on phones).
    09-04-2014 11:42 AM
  20. Lee Power's Avatar
    I don't care about Sony dying, but the ability play console games on a mobile phone is very futuristic. Mark my word, Sony will receive a very high amount of praise for this feature of it works well.
    Sony cant even build a decent mobile phone, get the firmware right or look after it's customers when there is a problem.

    I used to always have Sony Ericsson then Sony mobiles for nearly 10 years, looking on the official Sony mobile forum at all the reported issue over the last couple of years with the newer phones & how Sony customer ( DONT ) care respond was enough for me to come back to Nokia.

    Sony can announce all the gimmicks it wants BUT when it cant get the basic phone to function correctly who is going to care about playing a console game on it?

    Everytime Sony announce a new mobile device they promise the moon on a stick, once the device is in the hands of the customers is when the truth comes out that once again Sony has messed it up.
    09-04-2014 11:57 AM
  21. mparker's Avatar
    Many of you might have probably read about the new Xperia Z3 tablet compact just announced at IFA 2014, and it's ability to connect to the PlayStation 4 controller and stream games directly from the console itself.
    If this were actually a killer feature then the Wii U would have been a more significant player this generation - it came with this feature built-in from the beginning.
    09-04-2014 12:00 PM
  22. HeyCori's Avatar
    Sony purchased the company along with any patents.

    Sony buys Gaikai cloud gaming service for $380 million

    Microsoft likely doesn't want to get sued. The only other game in town is OnLive and I don't think they're for sale. Which, IMO, is stupid since that company is going nowhere.
    09-04-2014 12:14 PM
  23. kb4000's Avatar
    It is also impossible. How do you plan to run a game like Watch Dogs or Titanfall on a tablet or desktop?
    Um, Titanfall already exists for desktop....
    09-04-2014 12:59 PM
  24. krox1105's Avatar
    Sony purchased the company along with any patents.

    Sony buys Gaikai cloud gaming service for $380 million

    Microsoft likely doesn't want to get sued. The only other game in town is OnLive and I don't think they're for sale. Which, IMO, is stupid since that company is going nowhere.
    Microsoft doesn't need it. It has a better solution under the name of Delorean.

    Just Bing it and you will know what it is. There was an article here on WPC a little while ago.
    09-04-2014 01:13 PM
  25. krox1105's Avatar
    Um, Titanfall already exists for desktop....
    The man was pointing out the fact that only few laptops and none of the tablets have the processing power to run the games on the Xbox 360/One.

    I guess he said that because your original post implies that it would be better if the Xbox, Windows tablets, and Windows PCs had the same gaming library i.e., if these three platforms shared games instead allowing to stream games from the console to the other devices over a network.
    09-04-2014 01:18 PM
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