Xbox Games Pass is coming to mobile… and potentially all these great strategy games04 Aug 2020 0
While we focus a lot on PC here, we do try to keep an eye on the console crowd. Plenty of decent strategy games get ports, for example, and we’ve talked a lot about the Switch recently. One of the ‘services’ we’re trying to keep up with is tracking what strategy games are available and where, as you can see from our guide to the best Xbox Strategy Games.
This article covers strategy games that are available via general retail, but also Xbox Games Pass. Microsoft’s game subscription service already has some great games available, and will even be getting new titles like Crusader Kings 3 later in the year. Now, there’s one more reason to pay attention - Xbox Games Pass is coming to mobile.
Announced via the official Xbox Blog, Microsoft are specifically enabling Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscribers to access the service via Android mobile and tablet devices from September 15th, 2020.
No news on an iOS release - to be honest plenty of gaming companies have had issues getting their apps on iOS as of late, including Steam. It’s nice for us Android users to get something nice for a change.
Microsoft has commented that over 100 titles will be available via the mobile portal when it launches, although we can’t tell if that’s their entire catalogue or not. Coming back to our guide, around thirty strategy titles are currently available via Games Pass, including BattleTech, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Phoenix Point and Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, to name but a few. We’re not sure how many of these will be made available on mobile but imagine being able to play some of these on your phone. Madness.
The mobile service will initially be available in the following countries only: 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.
Microsoft has also partnered with Razer, PowerA, 8BitDo, and Nacon for a new set of peripherals dedicated to turning your phones/tablets into competent gaming platforms. You can also sync up your Xbox One wireless/bluetooth control and your PS4 Dualshock to use with your phone as well.
Are you excited about Game Pass coming to mobile? Let us know in the comments!