Microsoft has announced that starting September 15, owners of Android mobile devices will be able to stream a massive library of over 100 games as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Last month, Microsoft revealed their plans to merge Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and their cloud gaming solution Project xCloud. Now, we know that once that happens subscribers of the Game Pass Ultimate will instantly get access to a large library of Xbox games at no additional cost.
The value proposition is kind of mind-blowing when you think about it. Not only does Game Pass Ultimate offer access to all first-party Xbox titles Day-1 but also to many great third-party games. The addition of being able to play wherever you go with your smartphone or tablet is an incredible upgrade to an already awesome deal.
When cloud gaming launches as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players will have access to more than 100 high-quality games playable from the cloud, including Minecraft Dungeons, Destiny 2, Tell Me Why, Gears 5, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and more.
Project xCloud already proved in its beta that it’s a formidable way to play games and Microsoft is doubling down just ahead of the launch of next-gen by turning it into a cornerstone service. It’s sure to become one of the deciding factors for customers who’ll decide between a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Playing your Xbox games on Project xCloud via Game Pass Ultimate is the real deal too. There are no corners cut with all features being supported. From co-op to online and achievements. It’s the full console experience in the palm of your hands.
Microsoft also unveiled a family of controllers specifically designed for use with your phone, to maximize your cloud gaming experience. Thanks to Android supporting a wide range of controllers already out-of-the-box, you don’t have to purchase a new controller. A regular Xbox One controller works flawlessly. But having a nice selection of various controller types ought to satisfy all kinds of tastes.