Fans of mobile gaming are in for a treat, as Microsoft has announced that more than 100 Xbox One games are coming to Android thanks to Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. This means that anyone looking to play Xbox One games on Android will be able to make it happen soon.
Because Project xCloud is the backbone of these games, they won’t be installed on your device. Instead, they’ll stream over the cloud.
Microsoft Brings Xbox One Games to Android
Microsoft posted on Xbox Wire that over 100 games would run on Android thanks to project xCloud. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t yet revealed the full list of games. Instead, Microsoft provided a brief tease of the games we’d get. The company will announce the rest of the supported games when Project xCloud launches for Android on September 15.
The games announced so far are Minecraft Dungeons, Destiny 2, Tell Me Why, Gears 5, and Yakuza Kiwami 2. Which will all be playable on Android devices. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as at least 95 more games will be playable at launch.
The initial crop of games is just the beginning for Project xCloud, though. Microsoft said that it intends to make games from Xbox Game Studios playable through the cloud on day one.
Outside of actually playing games, Microsoft announced that your friends list, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress would seamlessly come with you to Android. The company cited playing through the Gears of War 5 campaign at home and picking up right where you left off on your phone.
How to Sign Up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
If you’d like to play Xbox games on Android, you’ll need to sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Microsoft is offering the first month for just $1, but the subscription is $14.99/month after that. You’ll need to download the Xbox Game Pass app on your Android device, as well. Not only does that get you all the games on Project xCloud, but you’ll also get all of the Game Pass games on your PC and Xbox One console.
It’ll be interesting to see how Project xCloud compares to Google Stadia (check out our Google Stadia review
). Google’s cloud gaming platform hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. But hopefully, Microsoft can do a better job.
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