Game streaming has yet to reach peak popularity, but we certainly see it picking up steam in the past months. Users now have more options than ever in the form of Google Stadia, NVIDIA GeForce, Microsoft Project xCloud, and even Sony PS4 Remote Play if you count that within the same segments. All of these solutions envisage playing games on your smartphone usually with the aid of a gaming controller. To capitalize on this, Microsoft expanded its Designed for Xbox accessories program to cover mobile gaming last year. Now, PowerA, known for its various gaming accessories, is launching its new MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth controller for mobile and cloud gaming. What makes this accessory interesting is the current speculation that this might just come bundled with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series in some regions.
The new MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth controller offers smartphone users the option to enjoy cloud gaming on their phone with the comfort of a controller. This game controller is Licensed for Xbox, ensuring compatibility with the ecosystem. The controller itself appears to have an ergonomic design and the familiarity of an Xbox controller. It also comes with two additional buttons, situated on the grip and intended to be accessed by your ring fingers that you can map for greater competitiveness. The phone clip has dual locking points, so you can adjust your phone as per your convenience. Perhaps the most interesting feature is that the controller also has a 3,000 mAh battery that can also be leveraged as a power bank to charge your smartphone, which will definitely come in handy during a gaming session. This controller is also officially licensed and is backed by a two-year limited warranty.
The MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller will be available for purchase in September 2020 for $69.99. Our interest in the controller comes from current rumors and leaks. According to Ishan Agarwal (via MySmartPrice), the MOGA XP5-X Plus game controller will be bundled as a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 pre-order gift in select countries. Further, these regions will also get a free subscription for Xbox Game Pass for three months, according to the leak.
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