Tuesday, July 7th 2020

8Bitdo Preparing to Release Sn30 Pro Microsoft Project xCloud Controller

Microsoft is preparing to launch its xCloud game streaming service in September as part of Xbox Game Pass. The new service is positioned to take on Google Stadia, GeForce NOW, and Amazon's upcoming game streaming service. Accessory makers are busy preparing new products to coincide with the launch, 8Bitdo is adapting it's popular SN30 Pro retro NES controller in a new partnership with Xbox to create the Sn30 Pro controller specifically designed for Microsoft's Project xCloud.

The new Bluetooth controller is compatible with all Android phones and tablets and is officially licensed as Microsoft Project xCloud compatible. The built-in battery provides 18 hours of use and can be juiced up via the USB-C port. The controller comes with an optional mount to attach a phone to the controller. The Sn30 Pro is now available for pre-order via Amazon for 44.99 USD and is expected to ship on September 21st.
Source: Amazon
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2 Comments on 8Bitdo Preparing to Release Sn30 Pro Microsoft Project xCloud Controller

#1
GreiverBlade
urrrgh ... wrong analog stick layout ... my thumbs hurt seeing that controller, well my hands too ... too small but that's common to 8Bitdo controller for me ...

i know i know .... personal subjective opinion ... although PS-DS layout is considered to be anti-ergonomic (for modern game ... for retro-arcade games it's surprisingly fitting ... who knews, that not using analog stick on a DS controller would make it ergonomic :laugh: )

nonetheless the only moment i use a controller with my phone (currently a 23$ Moga Pocket) is when playing with an emulator... now that one is specifically made for a cloud gaming service, not a fan for pay to play gaming (unless it's a good ol' "borne d'arcade" ) so, that would be a 3rd cons for me :laugh:
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Chomiq
GreiverBlade
urrrgh ... wrong analog stick layout ... my thumbs hurt seeing that controller, well my hands too ... too small but that's common to 8Bitdo controller for me ...
That's because they rebranded the same controller they released earlier for Nintendo. All they had to do was change the plastic and button map.
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