All about Xbox Game Pass for Android: how to play in the cloud, prices, game catalog and questions

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One of the trends in recent months is streaming video games. Last year, Google broke into Android with Google Stadia, and little by little the greats of the video game industry have ended up mobilizing. Microsoft already has Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ready for Android, and from today we can play in Spain and 21 other countries.

Do you want to know what this service consists of? What does it offer? What do you need? We tell youeverythingwhat you need to know to turn your Android, now, into a real video game console.

What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and what does it bring if you have an Android mobile

One of the approaches that Microsoft has been committed to for years is to turn the video game into a servicepremiumof entertainment. Their adventures began with Xbox Live Gold, a service that had to be paid for on their consoles to be able to play with other users on the internet, and little by little they have expanded the possibilities. Paying more, but offering much more in proportion.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the most powerful at the level of digital content, and it is that beyond the benefits of Xbox Live Gold it includes a game catalog that today has 172 quality games available for download on your console or PC. Or at least, this was until yesterday.

Without raising a penny, Microsoft has made Game Pass Ultimate compatible with Android, makingthat you can play all these games on your mobile. However, a mobile does not have the capacity to run these games, so they are run on an Xbox located in a remote data center. Through the internet, the games are displayed on your console and you can play on your mobile, tablet or even television, wherever you are.

Can I play all these Xbox games on my mobile even if I don’t have the console?

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Yes absolutely. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was born as a service intended for Xbox consoles and that later came to PC, which allowed us to download and play locally all the titles in the catalog. With the recent addition of cloud gaming, you can play all games on your mobile, even if you don’t have an Xbox One or a gaming PC. If you need to have a Microsoft account (old hotmail accounts are supported, and even the one I use is my old msn account from 20 years ago).

And what do I need?

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  • Essential:
    • A mobile, tablet or Android TV (not officially supported, but it works) with Android 6 or higher.
    • Good internet connection: Microsoft recommends Wi-Fi or mobile data with a constant speed greater than 10 Mbps. Keep in mind if you play with mobile data that your rate can drink several gigs in a matter of a few hours of play.
    • Download the Xbox Game Pass app:
      • Google Play.
      • Samsung Galaxy Store.
  • Almost essential: A controller connected by Bluetooth 4.0 or by cable. Some games are adapted for touch screen play, but there are very few.
    • The Xbox controller is the one recommended by Microsoft, but we have also been able to play with the Stadia, 8Btido and Playstation 4 controllers (oh, the irony).

How much does it cost to play Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription service that costs 13 euros per month, that if you pay it without discounts and during the 12 months you have 168 euros per year, a price slightly lower than buying about 3 new games a year. The first month costs 1 euro, so you can calmly test the platform and see if you like it enough to pay for the service. Of course, consider canceling any possible automatic renewal.

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As we say at home,subscriptions are loaded by the devil. Although you can subscribe and play as much as you want, once the month passes for one euro they will begin to charge you 13 euros per month. If you have time to play and spend dozens of hours it is a subscription that is worth while you have titles, if you have a very busy life it may not be so convenient for you to be subscribed.

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In my particular case, as there are few times of the year when I have time to play long hours, my strategy is to cancel the automatic renewal and my payment details and buy gift cards (available immediately on Amazon and other game stores and codes) for the month I know I have time, buy the card and just enjoy.

Countries where you can play Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the cloud

  1. Austria.
  2. Belgium.
  3. Canada.
  4. Czechia.
  5. Denmark.
  6. Finland.
  7. France.
  8. Germany.
  9. Hungary.
  10. Ireland.
  11. Italy.
  12. Korea.
  13. Netherlands.
  14. Norway.
  15. Poland.
  16. Portugal.
  17. Slovakia.
  18. Spain.
  19. Sweden.
  20. Switzerland.
  21. UK.
  22. U.S.

Titles available from day one

Microsoft has announced the list of games available with Xbox Game Pass in the cloud for the first day, indicating that the availability of the titles varies in the country. In the case of Spain, at the time of this writing there were 168 of the 172 games on the list available.

  1. A Plague Tale: Innocence
  2. Absolve
  3. Afterparty
  4. Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  5. ARK: Survival Evolved
  6. Astroneer
  7. Batman: Arkham Knight
  8. Battletoads
  9. Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  10. Black desert
  11. Blair witch
  12. Bleeding Edge
  13. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  14. Bridge Constructor Portal
  15. Carrion
  16. Children of Morta
  17. ClusterTruck
  18. Crackdown 3: Campaign
  19. Crosscode
  20. Darksiders Genesis
  21. Darksiders III
  22. DayZ
  23. by Blob
  24. Dead by daylight
  25. Dead cells
  26. Dead Island Definitive Edition
  27. Death squared
  28. Deliver us the moon
  29. Demon’s Tilt
  30. Descenders
  31. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep & Forsaken expansion (September 22)
  32. DiRT 4
  33. Don’t starve
  34. Double Kick Heroes
  35. Drake hollow
  36. Dungeon of the Endless
  37. Enter The Gungeon
  38. F1 2019
  39. Fallout 76
  40. Farming Simulator 17
  41. Felix the reaper
  42. Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour
  43. For the King
  44. Forager
  45. Forza Horizon 4
  46. Fractured Minds
  47. Frostpunk: Console Edition
  48. Roboto Cat
  49. Gears of War 1: Ultimate Edition
  50. Gears of war 4
  51. Gears of war 5
  52. Goat simulator
  53. Golf with Your Friends
  54. Grounded
  55. Guacamelee! two
  56. Halo 5: Guardians
  57. Halo Wars 1: Definitive Edition
  58. Halo Wars 2
  59. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  60. Halo: Spartan Assault
  61. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  62. Hello neighbor
  63. Hollow Knight (Renewal)
  64. Hot Shot Racing
  65. Human Fall Flat
  66. Hyperdot
  67. Hypnospace Outlaw
  68. Indivisible
  69. Journey to the Savage Planet
  70. Katana ZERO (Coming soon)
  71. Killer Instinct DE
  72. Kona
  73. Levelhead
  74. Lonely Mountains: Downhill
  75. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  76. Metro 2033 Redux
  77. Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  78. Minecraft: Dungeons
  79. MINIT
  80. Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
  81. Moonlighter
  82. Mortal Kombat X (Not available in Korea)
  83. Mount & Blade: Warband
  84. Moving out
  85. Mudrunner
  86. Munchkin: Quacked Quest
  87. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
  88. My Time At Portia
  89. Neon Abyss
  90. New Super Lucky’s Tale
  91. NieR: Automata
  92. Night call
  93. Night in the Woods (Coming soon)
  94. No Man’s Sky
  95. Nowhere Prophet
  96. Observation
  97. Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
  98. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  99. Overcooked! two
  100. Oxenfree
  101. Pathologic 2
  102. Pikuniku
  103. Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
  104. Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  105. ReCore: Definitive Edition
  106. Remnant: From the Ashes
  107. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
  108. Rise & Shine
  109. River City Girls (Coming soon)
  110. Sea of ​​Thieves: Anniversary Edition
  111. Sea Salt
  112. Secret neighbor
  113. Shadow warrior 2
  114. Slay the spire
  115. Sniper Elite 4
  116. Spiritfarer
  117. State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
  118. Stellaris
  119. Stranger Things 3: The Game
  120. Streets of Rage 4
  121. Streets of Rogue
  122. Subnautica
  123. Surviving Mars
  124. Tacoma
  125. Tell Me Why Episode 1 – 3
  126. Terraria
  127. The Bard’s Tale IV: Directors Cut
  128. The Bard’s Tale Remastered and Resnarkled
  129. The Bard’s Tale Trilogy
  130. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
  131. The Elder Scrolls Online
  132. The Gardens Between
  133. The Jackbox Party Pack 4
  134. The Long Dark
  135. The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
  136. The Messenger
  137. The Outer Worlds
  138. The Surge 2
  139. The Touryst
  140. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  141. The Escapists 2
  142. The Talos Principle
  143. The Turing Test
  144. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1 through 5
  145. The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode 1 – 3
  146. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  147. theHunter: Call of the Wild
  148. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
  149. Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
  150. Totally Reliable Delivery Service
  151. Touhou Luna Nights
  152. Tracks – The Train Set Game
  153. Trailmakers
  154. Train Sim World 2020
  155. Two Point Hospital
  156. Undermine
  157. Untitled Goose Game
  158. Void bastards
  159. Wandersong
  160. Warhammer Vermintide 2 (Coming soon)
  161. Wasteland remastered
  162. Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
  163. Wasteland 3
  164. We Happy Few
  165. West of dead
  166. Wizard of legend
  167. World war z
  168. Worms WMD
  169. Xeno Crisis
  170. Yakuza 0
  171. Yakuza Kiwami
  172. Yakuza Kiwami 2

And there is still more

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The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate catalog is constantly growing and every day it receives new titles to play. In the coming months, if you use Game Pass you will also have full access to the EA Play catalog (a service that separately costs 4 euros per month) at no additional cost.

Now yes, we can already say that Microsoft does have its own“Netflix of the video game”.

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