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All Xbox Game Pass games with Xbox Touch Controls

  • CanezzaCanezza145,875
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 12:52
    When Xbox Cloud Gaming launched last year, Microsoft announced Xbox Touch Controls for Minecraft Dungeons. Now, over 80 titles can be played without a controller. Here is the full list of games that support Xbox Touch Controls.

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  • Guirec730Guirec730354,876
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 14:51, Edited on 01 August 21 at 14:52 by Guirec730
    Some of these make sense, but some are like...how? How do you play Gears 5 or Killer Instinct with touch controls?
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  • Posted on 01 August 21 at 15:02
    Guirec730 said:
    Some of these make sense, but some are like...how? How do you play Gears 5 or Killer Instinct with touch controls?
    Not easily I'll tell you that much.
  • TubbedTubbed343,414
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 15:15
    Unpopular opinion, but I actually want Xbox to focus more on smaller screens during development for upcoming games. Not over large screens obviously, but just optimise for the smaller screen alongside larger ones.

    Everything feels off because the screen is so small, reading anything is next to impossible and it all feels kind of squashed.
    Same goes for touch controls, it's a secondary tacked on experience. I'm hoping in the future if they develop from the beginning alongside traditional inputs, touch controls will be better optimised and a more rewarding experience.
  • CentmasterCentmaster376,039
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 15:19
    Some games like Pillars of Eternity II work well. The developers have given some thought to others like Gears or Banjo, but this is not really recommended.
  • IRL Games XIRL Games X595,575
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 15:46, Edited on 01 August 21 at 15:46 by IRL Games X
    Can they just patch the fable achievement please! Also gears 5 is awful with touch controls but killer instinct is fun because it turns into a fight pad for those who are good rock
    IRL Games X
  • A1exRDA1exRD647,378
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 15:56
    Tubbed said:
    Unpopular opinion, but I actually want Xbox to focus more on smaller screens during development for upcoming games. Not over large screens obviously, but just optimise for the smaller screen alongside larger ones.

    Everything feels off because the screen is so small, reading anything is next to impossible and it all feels kind of squashed.
    Same goes for touch controls, it's a secondary tacked on experience. I'm hoping in the future if they develop from the beginning alongside traditional inputs, touch controls will be better optimised and a more rewarding experience.
    I get what you mean. Games like Slay the Spire have done really well out of touch controls, because they're perfect for mobile gaming, and don't mind a bit of lag. That game was developed before this became a thing. But if they made a sequel, I'd like to think they'd consider small-screen UIs and readability as they develop.
  • Posted on 01 August 21 at 16:20
    Yakuza: Like A Dragon handles surprisingly well with touch controls. And it loads faster than my Xbox One so that's always a plus
  • magiccigammagiccigam889,733
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 16:24, Edited on 01 August 21 at 16:24 by magiccigam
    Any recommendations for games playing really well with touch controls? Maybe something I can fire up for 10 minutes here and there

    I guess Donut Country should play perfectly with it, although I did play it on console
  • SymbianceSymbiance249,545
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 16:29
    magiccigam said:
    Any recommendations for games playing really well with touch controls? Maybe something I can fire up for 10 minutes here and there

    I guess Donut Country should play perfectly with it, although I did play it on console
    I did Donut Country mostly on xcloud, it's doable but a controller is definitely easier. I say the biggest issue is the sensitivity of the controls.
  • Posted on 01 August 21 at 16:35
    I wanna see someone 100% Dead Cells with touch controls lmao
  • Posted on 01 August 21 at 16:57
    Could the website have "XCloud Touch Controls" as a filter for games? So that when searching my next game to play at work I can just use that filter rather than find this article again? If they are going to continue to add touch controls to games I think it would be a useful filter option on the site.
    I would be Unstoppable, if not for Law Enforcement and Physics
  • SuperPed13SuperPed13550,892
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 17:17
    Oh man, ive started slay the spire and ive spend hours and hours on my phone and tab. Its awesssssssoooooommmme
  • Stevo6483Stevo6483276,040
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 17:25
    It's great that this is being supported but personally I despise touch controls in anything but the most basic of games as they're just not fit for purpose for much else at the moment.
    Stoke me a clipper, I'll be back for Christmas... Whatever!
  • foodfood114,252
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 17:45
    Gears 5 on touch is okay for the campaign, good but not great. It auto-locks to most enemies. It almost reminds me of when devs made decent mobile ports about ten years ago for iOS and Android.

    That said, I imagine most here have played through the campaign. It'd be a nice experience for a purely casual or mobile gamer. MP, don't bother without a controller of some sort.
  • foodfood114,252
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 17:49
    magiccigam said:
    Any recommendations for games playing really well with touch controls? Maybe something I can fire up for 10 minutes here and there

    I guess Donut Country should play perfectly with it, although I did play it on console
    I'd recommend any of the RPGs, but playing Dragon Quest, Yakuza, or Octopath in 10 minute segments is gonna take a long time to finish. I also played a few short sessions of Super Lucy's Tale and enjoyed it for those moments.

    I'd avoid the beaten ups like Streets of Rage unless you'd play on a lower difficulty. I find the touch screen controls a bit difficult for tougher parts like boss fights.
  • Posted on 01 August 21 at 17:58
    UnstoppableKD said:
    Could the website have "XCloud Touch Controls" as a filter for games? So that when searching my next game to play at work I can just use that filter rather than find this article again? If they are going to continue to add touch controls to games I think it would be a useful filter option on the site.
    I believe this and a number of other game properties pages are in the works…
  • magiccigammagiccigam889,733
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 19:37
    food said:
    magiccigam said:
    Any recommendations for games playing really well with touch controls? Maybe something I can fire up for 10 minutes here and there

    I guess Donut Country should play perfectly with it, although I did play it on console
    I'd recommend any of the RPGs, but playing Dragon Quest, Yakuza, or Octopath in 10 minute segments is gonna take a long time to finish. I also played a few short sessions of Super Lucy's Tale and enjoyed it for those moments.

    I'd avoid the beaten ups like Streets of Rage unless you'd play on a lower difficulty. I find the touch screen controls a bit difficult for tougher parts like boss fights.
    Thanks. As I started dragon quest today, I'll give it a try on my phone. While I certainly will play it mostly on my TV, phone could be a good addition to grind some level or so while watching football on tv
  • mvon007mvon007291,517
    Posted on 01 August 21 at 20:07
    Just played through Flowlines VS and it is definitely way easier with touch controls - puzzly games like that took off on mobile for a reason! It is very fiddly with controller in general, but especially because so many movements are diagonal, and it was really strict about that.

    But in general, trying to patch them into more complex games just seems like more effort than it is worth. Do they also have mouse support where devices can connect them?
  • Posted on 01 August 21 at 21:16
    It's cool they're working on this. I likely won't use them but there could be a day where mobile gaming/xCloud clicks for me.
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