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xCloud with 150 games, launches tomorrow on Android phones and tablets

xCloud with 150 games, launches tomorrow on Android phones and tablets
The Siliconreview
15 September, 2020

Microsoft is all set to launch its xCloud on Android phones and tablets. Along with it, the firm is also revealing more than 150 games to stream through its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription service. Known previously as xCloud, the game streaming feature launches for Android tablets and phones on September 15th.  Microsoft is also planning to update the Xbox Game Pass app on Android in 22 countries. xCloud is being bundled into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as a game streaming feature.

Microsoft has also stated that it is adding EA Play to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but the games won't be available on xCloud until December. Microsoft is also focusing on improving xCloud with touch controls for games. The first title to launch with touch controls will be Minecraft Dungeons, including supporting exactly how big controls are on-screen.

The firm has said that the Cloud won't be available on iPhones or iPads initially due to Apple previously blocking services like xCloud. Apple extended its branch to Microsoft last week, permitting game streaming services like xCloud to exist on iOS or iPadOS with a big catch. Apple wants companies like Microsoft to individually submit their games as separate apps using its streaming tech.