Xbox says there will be over 100 titles from Xbox Game Pass’ library ready to play for xCloud at launch, but says a full catalog reveal will arrive later. In the meantime, Xbox shared a smaller list of games that will be available on xCloud including Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, Halo 5: Guardians, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Minecraft Dungeons, Sea of Thieves, and more.
Xbox’s big pitch with xCloud is that it will serve as a convenient additional feature to its overall Game Pass package, which lets members download and play games from a library of hundreds of titles, for a monthly fee. While Game Pass Ultimate’s bread and butter is still its library of games, adding xCloud will give existing subscribers a completely new feature for no extra cost.
In its blog, Xbox paints a scenario where Game Pass Ultimate members can continue their console or PC gaming on the go, whether it’s traveling or on a lunch break, or if the home console is being used for something else.
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There are also co-op opportunities with xCloud that will let you and a friend play multiplayer games together, in the same room with one person on the console or PC, and the other on a smartphone or tablet. Project xCloud will be available through an updated Xbox Game Pass app that will be available for download on September 15
Microsoft also revealed a series of mobile gaming accessories designed to work with Game Pass titles on smartphones, including new controller peripherals from Razer, PowerA, 8bitDo, and Steel Series.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.