Touch Controls Support Comes to 10 More Cloud Gaming Titles

Posted on October 22, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Project xCloud, Xbox with 1 Comment

Microsoft announced today that it has added touch control support to 10 more titles in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’s Cloud Gaming library.

“With Minecraft Dungeons we launched our first game with touch controls, and your reaction blew us away,” Microsoft’s Catherine Gluckstein writes. “So today we’re making 10 more games available that play great on Android mobile devices – no controller required.”

Those games are:

  • Dead Cells
  • Gucamelee! 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Killer Instinct
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Slay The Spire
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Tell Me Why
  • UnderMine

In some cases, like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Microsoft worked with the developer to modify the game to integrate the touch controls in unique ways; in this case, the controls change as you move around and fighting controls will appear when needed. In other cases, the underlying game didn’t need to be modified at all.

The firm has also created a new set of gaming icons that go beyond A, B, X, and Y, including such things as jump and dodge.

“We designed the Xbox touch controls along the same ergonomic principles that we use for the traditional Xbox controller, but with new controls that enable you do everything with just two digits,” Gluckstein adds. “People’s hands are different and that’s why we added customization, so you can put the controls in the place on screen that works best for you.”

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