It's no secret Microsoft will release another gaming console eventually. That's what companies do, they release better, faster, usually more expensive, versions of their products at a steady rate. Rumors have been circulating for the past few weeks about Microsoft's plans to announce said console at this year's CES.
Microsoft has yet to announce anything on the console front but it has been announced they will be working with Amtel to launch a new generation of touchpad controllers. Gamers, meet the maXTouch S. The maXTouch S is said to be Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 certified. The controller series will offer an intuitive touchscreen, "diagonal for products including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, e-readers and other applications." Could those other applications be gaming?
You can check out the maXTouch S official press release for more information.
We're not trying to insinuate this tablet will be the next controller but it certainly makes you wonder. Now that Microsoft has a relationship with a company capable of delivering exactly what they need, what's stopping them? A touchscreen controller, in theory, could unite Microsoft's mobile branch with it's gaming branch. (Synergy and stuff.)
What do you think? Will tablet controllers come with the next Xbox console?