Microsoft Adds Touch Controls to Over 50 Xbox Game Pass Cloud Games

Microsoft has added touch controls to more than 50 cloud-based games on Xbox Game Pass. The news came when Microsoft revealed the list of games coming to the platform in April in a blog on the Xbox website.

Xbox Touch Controls debuted in September 2020 alongside the release of Minecraft Dungeons, but Microsoft is now expanding the control scheme to the 50+ cloud-compatible games on Xbox Game Pass.This means that Android device owners can use the Xbox Game Pass app to pay for Xbox Cloud Gaming titles without a controller connected to their phone. Games that will benefit from touch controls include Slay the Spire, Sea of ​​Thieves, Spiritfarer, Gears 5, Tell Me Why, Desperados 3, Dead Cells, Donut County, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, and more.

The full list of 54 games that will benefit from Xbox touch controls can be viewed here. In other Xbox Game Pass news, Microsoft also revealed that GTA V would return to service this week, after leaving it in May 2020. Other games joining in April include Zombie Army 4: Dead War, MLB The Show 21, and more. The latter is particularly interesting given that MLB The Show 21 was developed by Sony San Diego.

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