Xbox Game Pass is due to launch for mobile this September, allowing players to experience over 100 games on their smartphones.
The news comes from an official blog post published by Xbox, which notes that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will launch for Android phones and tablets on September 15, 2020.
“Cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass is the next major step in our ongoing vision to put you at the center of the experience, to give you more value from your games and membership, and to remove the barriers from play,” reads the post.
“Last month we laid out our commitment to you and announced cloud gaming, powered by Project xCloud, will be part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost.”
“When cloud gaming launches as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players will have access to more than 100 high-quality games playable from the cloud, including Minecraft Dungeons, Destiny 2, Tell Me Why, Gears 5, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and more,” the post continues.
“And as we’ve committed to providing day-one access to new titles from Xbox Game Studios as part of Xbox Game Pass, it’s our intent to make those same games available in the cloud from the day they release. We’ll have more to share about the full catalog of games as we approach launch.”
The post also confirms that all of the information tied to your Xbox profile will be transferable to mobile, including your friends list, achievements, saved game progress, and more.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be available for Android users in 22 countries at launch: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Xbox is partnering with Razer in order to create hardware specifically designed for cloud gaming on mobile, and have confirmed that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will support the Xbox One Bluetooth Wireless controller and, surprisingly, the PlayStation DualShock 4.
In related news, Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently said that although Microsoft has “more work to do,” Game Pass support has been “really great” so far. He also confirmed that Craig the Brute is the “new official Xbox mascot.”