Minecraft Dungeons Becomes First Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Title to Offer Touch Controls

Published 09/14/2020, 10:26 AM EDT


It is turning out to be quite a week for Xbox fans. What had begun with the untimely unveiling of the Xbox Series S eventually led to the announcement of the Xbox Series X too. And if that wasn’t enough, Microsoft recently announced yet another bit of good news for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

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The official Xbox Wire blog reads, “Today, we’re excited to share that Minecraft Dungeons is taking a step in that direction by launching with cloud gaming on Android phones and tablets tomorrow through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

This is brilliant news for the fans. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate allows players access to the xCloud service that will go live tomorrow. This subscription service gives players access to a huge game library. Additionally, it is also a good deal for players not looking to spend big bucks on individual titles.

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Minecraft Dungeons with touch controls will set a new stage for upcoming games for the xCloud. The blog also mentions, “Minecraft Dungeons will release via cloud gaming with fully-optimized, native touch controls and a redesigned UI to make it easy to navigate the inventory or in-game menu on a smaller screen.

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Minecraft Dungeons optimized for touch and is available through the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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The blog also says, “We’ve also created new overlays and custom layouts to optimize the game for touch. These optimizations will ensure the actions players take the most (move, melee, ranged attack, roll/dodge) are in the most intuitive locations on screen. The experience will make Minecraft Dungeons feel like it was designed specifically for mobile, bringing a level of familiarity to those who’ve been playing mobile games or Minecraft on a phone or tablet for years.”

This is bound to make fans all over the world happy. The blog also reminded players that Minecraft Dungeons will get crossplay support later this year. This would enable players across different devices to play together using the Game Pass.

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In addition to this, Xbox also recently announced its partnership with EA play. Xbox Game Pass users will have access to the entire EA Play library, at no additional cost.

Xbox is clearly focusing a lot to bring accessibility to gamers all over the globe. The Game Pass and the xCloud service will definitely benefit them in the long-run. They may also prove to be effective in getting an upper-hand against Sony’s PlayStation.

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Akshay Patel

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Akshay Patel is the Group Head of the eSports division at EssentiallySports. After having obtained his BBA degree, Akshay has been in the field of social media and content creation since 2018. He grew up playing Counter-Strike and has been hooked on gaming ever since.

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