Microsoft has announced plans to reveal a public beta test for their cloud gaming technology to all Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The recently rebranded Project xCloud allows players to stream over a hundred Game Pass Ultimate titles to their Android phone or tablet and even allow cloud storage and cross-progression to retrieve and play your games whether you’re at home or on the go.
In preparation for next month cloud gaming beta, Microsoft has already announced some of the various peripherals that will be officially supported in the Android cloud gaming client. This is in addition to the support of Bluetooth controllers such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers and the Razer Kishi, one of my personal favorite mobile controllers from CES 2020.
As of September 15, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to play more than 100 games from the cloud on their Android phone or tablet. Cloud gaming will launch in beta for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 markets to ensure stability as we scale the feature to millions of gamers.
When cloud gaming is launched as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players have access to over 100 high-quality games that can be played from the cloud, including Minecraft Dungeons, Destination 2, Tell me why, Gears 5, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and more. And since we are committed to providing first-day access to new titles from Xbox Game Studios as part of Xbox Game Pass, our goal is to make those same games available in the cloud from the day they are released. We’ll have more to say about the full catalog of games as we approach launch.
As the world around us changes and entertainment is readily available regardless of the device, our vision is to make games accessible in different scenarios. All the experiences you expect on Xbox and your game profile travel with you on mobile, including your friends list, achievements, controller settings and saved game progress. you can your Gears 5 campaign while traveling, away from your home console, or if a sibling or roommate uses the TV, you can still complete strikes with friends Destination 2.
More details on the Project xCloud preview conclusion and what that means for Game Pass Ultimate’s cloud gaming will arrive sooner than you think. Tomorrow (August 5), the Samsung Unpacked event will reportedly feature some news about potential new features or benefits coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. What do you think that could be? Let us know in the comments below!