Microsoft and Samsung team up for Xbox Game Pass on Android

Yolanda Curtis
August 6, 2020

Project xCloud will debut across 22 markets (including the U.S.) on September 15 for Android, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription members to play more than 100 games on their phone or tablet.

"Additionally, Samsung is including the all-new Power A MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller with an attachable phone clip with the Gaming Bundle to ensure those Galaxy Note20 customers enjoy a great cloud gaming experience".

Microsoft remains quiet on Project xCloud for iOS, yet the spotlight has fallen on what appears to be the result of restrictive App Store policies. The service was in public preview across North America, Europe, and South Korea earlier this year; the preview will end on September 11.

Additionally, third party headsets and controllers will be supported as well.

"There will also be a Gaming Bundle available for those who pre-order the Galaxy Note20, which will include three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate".

Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi says, "Today, we also announced Xbox is partnering with Samsung to make gaming more accessible to players around the world, via the cloud".

The service will also, as previously detailed, be included in an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, taking that package's value and somehow making it even more attractive to the consumer. There hasn't been any information released as to what the library of games will include through the cloud as of yet though, so there still is some mystery. In the meantime, Xbox shared a smaller list of games that will be available on xCloud including Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, Halo 5: Guardians, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Minecraft Dungeons, Sea of Thieves, and more.

Microsoft has set a firm September beta rollout date for its innovative Project xCloud streaming service. This morning the publisher confirmed that Razer, PowerA and 8BitDo were all working on officially licensed controllers for mobile devices.

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