The Xbox team has just announced that ten more games will be available with Xbox touch controls for Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game pass Ultimate starting today.
Over on the latest Xbox Wire post, Catherine Gluckstein, GM and head of product for Project xCloud, says, "at Xbox we believe this era is all about the player, you are the future of gaming. We listen to what you – players, game developers, and content creators – tell us you want and based on your feedback, we’re building a future where you and your friends can play the most immersive and interactive games ever created across devices. Quite simply, Xbox’s vision for cloud gaming is to provide you with choice in how and when you play games."
In September, Microsoft launched Project xCloud in 22 countries for Android devices, and today's announcement marks the arrival of ten more titles available with Xbox touch controls in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Gluckstein adds that no controllers are needed, saying the team was pleased with the reaction to touch controls in Minecraft Dungeons. Sean had a go with the game after touch controls were implemented, and you can check out his Minecraft Dungeons touch controls: Game Pass first impressions to find out what he thought.
"As we bring cloud gaming to Android devices, we have continued to look at how we can create more native experience so that you can jump right in and play," Gluckstein continues. "Touch controls have been one of the top-requested features for cloud gaming, so to build this collection we worked closely with players and game designers to create a familiar experience, and support a level of play that you’re used to with a physical controller. For each title that uses Xbox touch controls we’ve worked to create an experience designed specifically for that game on mobile devices."
The games now featuring Xbox touch controls as listed on the Xbox site are:
- Dead Cells
- Guacamelee! 2
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Hotshot Racing
- Killer Instinct
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
- Slay The Spire
- Streets of Rage 4
- Tell Me Why
You will be able to customise the controls on your mobile. "We designed the Xbox touch controls along the same ergonomic principles that we use for the traditional Xbox controller, but with new controls that enable you do everything with just two digits. People’s hands are different and that’s why we added customization, so you can put the controls in the place on screen that works best for you." Xbox touch controls will also now feature new gaming icons instead of the usual ABXY "so that even if you’re brand new to gaming – finding the “jump” or “dodge” button has never been easier."
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