Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is launching on September 15 in multiple markets, including the US, and it’ll let you stream your Game Pass titles to an Android phone or tablet. For most games, you’ll still want to sync up a controller with your phone for play, but if you’re deep into Minecraft Dungeons, that won’t be necessary.
In a post to Xbox Wire, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of cloud gaming Kareem Choudhry outlined how the Minecraft spin-off has been adapted for mobile players who stream the game through Game Pass Ultimate. The UI and controls have been optimized for touch screens, they explain, with on-screen buttons being used for all the functions usually assigned to a controller.
UI changes will be made to your inventory and the menu screens, too, making them easy to navigate through touch controls. Choudhry says that it’s received the same attention that the mobile version of Minecraft has. You can see this in action in the video below.
Players who choose to stream the game to their mobile devices will be able to play co-op with friends on Xbox One, and when crossplay is enabled later this year they’ll also be able to team up with PC, PS4, and Switch players.
While this news is specific to Minecraft Dungeons, it’s likely that other games–when possible–will do something similar for Cloud Gaming customers.While Cloud Gaming will be available to many players tomorrow, unfortunately it looks unlikely to come to iOS devices.