Microsoft had already announced that it would bring its cloud game streaming service, Project xCloud, for free to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in September, but now it has a definitive date, which is Sept. 15.
A new post on Xbox Wire revealed that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members who have Android phones or tablets will be able to play over 100 games through the xCloud beta. These include high-profile titles like Destiny 2, Gears 5, and Yakuza Kiwami 2. However, nothing has been noted regarding iOS platforms at this time.
The beta will be available in 22 markets around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, and more. XCloud through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will come at no additional cost to members of the game subscription service. Furthermore, xCloud is integrated within the Xbox ecosystem, so all of its functions such as friends lists, achievements, controller settings, and saved game progress will carry over.
Additionally, Microsoft is partnering up with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon to create accessories related to cloud gaming. Phone clips, travel controllers, and Xbox-branded controllers that split apart to attach on the sides of your mobile device are some of the peripherals that will be manufactured. Both the Xbox One Bluetooth Wireless and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers are compatible with xCloud as well.