Project xCloud joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate September 15th
Microsoft has confirmed that its cloud gaming technology Project xCloud will be added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no extra cost on September 15th.
From September 15th, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play more than 100 games on their Android phone or tablet, including Destiny 2, Minecraft Dungeons, Gears 5, and more for the usual price of $14.99 a month. Project xCloud will be available to subscribers in 22 markets at first “to ensure stability,” according to Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice president of Project xCloud. A full list of available countries at launch can be found here.
Microsoft also announced that it is partnering with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon to release a number of new accessories designed for cloud gaming. First up is the Razer Kishi, a universal gaming controller for Android that features an “integrated Xbox Button, Clickable Analog Thumbsticks and low-latency USB-C connection.” The Razer Kishi Universal Mobile Gaming Controller is available in select markets from today at the Microsoft Store for $99.99 and includes a 14-day free trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Next is the MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller from PowerA. The controller features Bluetooth, a detachable phone clip, mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons, and a 3000mAh rechargeable Power Bank that can be used to charge Android devices. The controller launches September 15th for $69.99. Also from PowerA are the PowerA MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller, which launches in holiday 2020 for $99.99, and the MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip 2, which fits all Xbox Wireless Controllers and will be available in winter 2020 for $14.99.
Finally, 8BitDo is offering the retro-style SN30 Pro for Android devices. This Bluetooth controller includes button mapping options, stick and trigger sensitivity adjustments, and controller profiles. The SN30 Pro launches in select markets on September 21st for $44.99.