Microsoft's game streaming service launches for Android users

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Now Live in 22 Countries

I just hope Microsoft will not decide to cancel this at some point and live just the Game Pass Ultimate. Among the extensive list of titles are some highly rated racing games. Apple wants the games that will be available to stream with Project xCloud (or Google Stadia) to also be available as standalone packages within the App Store.

You'll have to connect your Microsoft account to the app before you can access your games online via the Cloud tab within the app.

After that's all set up, you should be ready to go. Microsoft says it will "make Minecraft Dungeons feel like it was designed specifically for mobile" and have placed the virtual buttons for actions players perform the most, such as moving, attacking and dodging, in intuitive locations.

What is Xbox Game Pass (xCloud) on Android?

According to the press release, the partnership will facilitate the sales of Games Pass Ultimate and Xbox All Access subscriptions worldwide. The update will be available in 22 countries including Austria, Italy, and South Korea, and will include a mix of Xbox exclusives and non-exclusive titles such as Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Destiny 2, and the Untitled Goose Game. Also marketed as cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the service is offered to new members for United States dollars 1 for the first month and USD 14.99 per month after that. Will any of you be trying out xCloud when it rolls out tomorrow?

You'll also need a Bluetooth-compatible controller.

"Gamers want to jump directly into a game from their curated catalog within one app just like they do with movies or songs, and not be forced to download over 100 apps to play individual games from the cloud", Microsoft stated. For those that don't have an extra controller, Microsoft is starting to offer other options.

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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