Microsoft is preparing to launch its xCloud game streaming service as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate next month, and we are now starting to get some more information about how touch control will work with the service. Microsoft initially controlled elaborate controls last year, but the company is now working with Xbox Game Studios developers, such as Alliance and Ninja Theory, to bring these controls to Xbox games.
During a Microsoft game stack stream today, Jrate Bradley, senior gameplay producer at the alliance, showed how touch controls would work 5. The alliance has created custom layouts for everything you can do in the game, including buttons for driving, shooting, reloading, and controls for driving vehicles.
The team has also created layers where you can press buttons to bring different views when you are changing weapons, so the D-pad is not always on-screen. The touchscreen control also disappears automatically when someone appears on the cinematic screen. The alliance has also added Gyro target control, allowing you to use your phone or tablet to aim the gun.
“When we first started talking about this, we were getting a bit complicated because we weren’t sure what we needed to do,” Bradley explains in the talk. “As we started digging into it, we realized that the best thing for us is to consider it as a separate input device such that we already support keyboards and mouse, controllers, and our Has optimized controls and remapping. “
Alliance is overturned 5 And it has been painstakingly optimized for touch controls, but Microsoft is hoping that developers will consider designing games with these controls early in development. This will make it easier for developers to consider touch controls with xCloud, and to use xCloud players when a Bluetooth Xbox controller is not available.
Microsoft is now allowing existing xCloud testers to access touch controls Helablade: Sacrifice of Senua Today, and other games should launch with these touch controls as XCloud is available as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September.