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The new SteelSeries Stratus XL game controller works on Windows and Android games

SteelSeries has just revealed plans to launch a new version of its Stratus XL Wireless Gaming Controller. It supports Bluetooth for controlling games running on both Windows and Android devices.

SteelSeries says:

"Play all of your controller-enabled Steam games with the Stratus XL for Windows & Android, which leverages the Microsoft XInput game controller API. With XInput, the Stratus XL will function just like a console-style gaming controller on PC. Supported by the SteelSeries Engine software suite, gamers can personalize the controller, adjust joystick settings and sensitivity levels, and invert the axis.""The Stratus XL mirrors the familiar size and layout of console controllers; it features an 8-way directional pad (D-pad), two high fidelity, clickable analog joysticks, four face buttons and a total of four shoulder buttons, including two top shoulder buttons and two analog triggers. The Stratus XL also features four LEDs for player indicator and battery status level. For added convenience three center buttons allow easy navigation in games and Steam Big Picture Mode. The controller's Bluetooth connection will allow multiple players to connect to the same wireless system when gaming. Powered by AA batteries, the Stratus XL will deliver an estimated 40 hours of gameplay."

The controller goes on sale in July for the price of $59.99.

17 Comments
  • So can i play on my lumia?
  • No
  • Yes..
  • I'll help you. Your name please
  • Why?
  • Since no one seems to be helping you: Yes, it will "work", but you need a game that recognizes controllers, which idk if WP has.
  • Will it work on Xbox One?
  • Doubtful, Xbox One doesn't use Bluetooth for controllers.
  • ... And i was excited for the dpad location.
  • Maybe wired using generic HID drivers?
  • Is this "Windows" the desktop OS or "Windows" the "Windows 10 for Mobile" smartphone OS?
  • Possibly both, just that Windows Phone has sweet FA games that support controllers.
  • "FA games"?
  • Lol, that's one abbreviation you don't see much. Not sure if your a "sensitive" person or not, so its censored. FA = F%&*# ALL.
  • Then I think I can play with my Lumia. !?
  • Does it work with Lumia?
  • This looks really trashy in general, let alone for $60.