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xCloud gains 16 classic Xbox games

Microsoft has announced via a blog post that 16 backwards compatible games will be playable via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’s ‘xCloud’ or Xbox Cloud Gaming (beta). Ready to get started with xCloud on Android or get early access to xCloud on PC? Grab the xCloud gaming gear here.

Backward Compatibility Reaches the Clouds

Today we’re embarking on a new journey for the backward compatibility program: Taking it to the cloud. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now tap into a collection of favorites from the past in a whole new way — right on mobile devices, turning them into retro handheld game systems. 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available on Android phones and tablets, with more games coming soon. We’ve listened to the feedback, going all the way back to our earliest cloud gaming preview, and making games from previous generations available on mobile devices has been one of the most requested features by the community.

So now you’ll be able to play a range of games on mobile, from original Xbox titles like Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, to Xbox 360 hits Banjo-Kazooie, Fable II and Fallout: New Vegas. We’re also enabling touch controls for Jetpac Refuelled, Viva Pinata, and Viva Pinata TIP, allowing you to tend to your garden with ease. With games connected through the Xbox network, you’re able to bring past saves with you and play along with gamers from around the world.

Existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can go back in time and start playing today. If you’re not member but are interested in chipping away at your back-catalog and finally getting to that game you’ve meant to play since 2010, sign up now. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, more than 100 great games on console, PC and Android phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), and an EA Play membership.

Backward Compatible Games Playable with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta)

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Fable II
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Jetpac Refuelled (touch controls enabled)
  • Kameo
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Viva Piñata (touch controls enabled)
  • Viva Piñata: TIP (touch controls enabled)

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