Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) on Android: Everything you need to know

Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) on Android: Everything you need to know

Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes it easier than ever before to play games with friends.

Interestingly, Microsoft appears to have completely ditched the "Project xCloud" name, making no mention of it at all in the announcement as it brings the streaming service in under the Xbox Game Pass branding. Progress is shared via cloud saves on your account, so if you start a game through streaming you can pick up where you left off on your Xbox, or vice-versa. Apple cracked open the door last week for game streaming services to run on its phones and tablets, but with some major caveats. Otherwise you can become an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber for just $1 for the first month, after which you'll have to pay a $14.99 monthly subscription to continue using the service.

Microsoft also promises in the aforementioned Xbox Wire article that some titles from EA Play will also support xCloud when that service is added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate later this year.

Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) on Android What games are available? That means, if you want to stream games on your smartphone, you will have to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The full list of games can be seen over at the Xbox blog page.

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What is Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) on Android?

Customers will find a curated selection of games available in the Xbox Game Pass library, including popular Xbox Game Studios titles such as Tell Me Why, Grounded, Forza Horizon 4, and Battletoads, along with favorites from content partners like Spiritfarer, Untitled Goose Game, and Destiny 2.

You can check out some footage of Minecraft Dungeons being played with touch screen controls in the embedded video above. Touch controls are generally not supported but some developers are working on adding this feature to their games.

Today, Microsoft has announced that the spin-off from the popular Mojang title will have fully optimised touch controls when playing via the cloud.

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