Xbox Game Pass xCloud Games, Release Date Set; No iOS At Launch
Microsoft has given a date for the launch of xCloud through Game Pass, along with a list of more than 30 of the games coming to the service.
Microsoft recently announced its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will begin including xCloud streaming integration. Now the company has given more details, including a release date and some of the lineup we can expect. You'll be able to stream onto your Android devices starting September 15--iOS support won't be available right at launch.
An Xbox Wire post from corporate VP Kareem Choudhry states that Game Pass Ultimate members will get streaming access to more than 100 games. The company hasn't announced a full list but has shared more than 30 of the games that will compose the initial streaming lineup. Those include some big names like Gears 5, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and the recently launched Grounded. You can check out all the announced games so far below.
This is being called a beta launch across 22 countries, to ensure stability as it scales up from there. Those markets include several countries in North America and Europe, as well as South Korea. You can check out the list of supported markets below as well.
As noted above, iOS devices will not be supported when xCloud first launches for Game Pass users. It's unclear when that might debut, although iOS xCloud testing did begin earlier this year.
To play Game Pass titles on your mobile device, you'll need to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the appropriate Android store when it launches on September 15. In addition, Microsoft announced partnerships with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and NACON to create new accessories like phone clips and split-apart controllers. You'll also be able to play with your existing Xbox One and PS4 controllers.
Xbox Game Pass xCloud Streaming Games:
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Bleeding Edge
- Costume Quest 2
- Crackdown 3 (campaign)
- Destiny 2
- F1 2019
- Forza Horizon 4
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
- Gears of War 4
- Gears 5 Ultimate Edition
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars: Definitive Edition
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Killer Instinct Definitive Edition
- Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
- Minecraft Dungeons
- The Outer Worlds
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Quantum Break
- ReCore: Definitive Edition
- Ryse: Son of Rome
- Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition
- State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
- Sunset Overdrive
- Super Lucky’s Tale
- Tell Me Why
- The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
- Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
- Wasteland 3
- Wasteland Remastered
- Yakuza Kiwami 2
Xbox Game Pass xCloud Supported Markets:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States