It’s a known fact that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate players will be getting access to free cloud gaming in September, but Microsoft has now revealed further details on how this will work.
From September 15, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have access to 100+ Xbox games from the cloud on their Android phone or tablet as part of the cloud gaming beta, including Minecraft Dungeons, Gears 5, Tell Me Why and Destiny 2.
In addition, Microsoft has revealed that it intends for new Xbox Game Studios titles which land on Xbox Game Pass on day one to also be available to play on the cloud too. Although, the company has stated that it will have more to share about the full catalog of games closer to September 15.
Notably, Project xCloud is only available on Android and there is no information on if and when this feature will come to iOS devices.
“As the world around us changes and entertainment is readily available no matter the device, it’s our vision to make games accessible in a variety of scenarios. All the experiences you expect on Xbox and your gaming profile travel with you on mobile, including your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress,” Kareem Choudhry, Corporate VP of Project xCloud at Microsoft said.
The cost of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership $14.99 per month. It includes exclusive member discounts, deals, perks, and Xbox Live Gold. Users who want to play on their Android phone or tablet will need to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the Google Play store, Samsung Galaxy Store, or the ONE Store.
Microsoft also admitted to partnering with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon to create new accessories for cloud gaming including phone clips, travel controllers, and Xbox branded controllers that split apart to accommodate a phone. The service will also work with a regular Xbox One Bluetooth controller or the PlayStation DualShock 4 controller.