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Minecraft Dungeons To Be The First xCloud-Supported Title To Offer Touch Screen Controls, Microsoft Reveals


Posted on September 14, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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For those that are on top of the coming release of xCloud arriving to Android devices this week, you should be well accustomed to how players will be able to indulge in the service when it arrives. Yes, players will have a range of devices to play from smart phones to tablets – the options also apply to the control scheme. Atop of the marketed controller grips and phone mounts, users can still indulge in xCloud traditionally as well.

That being with primitive touch screen controls, Microsoft has been quietly developing the prompt to expand upon the basis we find for game currently. During a Game Stack Livestream last month in August, The Coalition showcased its progress on the peripheral controls offering an in-depth overview on what is expected in the full version.

Although the segment featured Gears 5 implementing the feature, Microsoft today announced that Mojang Studios’ Minecraft Dungeons will be the first official xCloud-supported title to offer touch screen controls when the platform launches.

Minecraft Dungeonswill 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. 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.

David Nisshagen, Minecraft Dungeons Executive Producer

This is not the only news that broke out in the past week regarding Minecraft Dungeons as of late. Just recently, Mojang Studios shipped the second DLC expansion for the top-down dungeon crawler immersing the player with snow-covered terrains with Creeping Winter. The add-on can be purchased separately or offered through the game’s Hero Edition.

Elsewhere today, Microsoft organized the full 150+ cast of titles that will be available for xCloud when it drops. Alongside Minecraft Dungeons, Gears 5, and Halo 5 Guardians are also on the forecast for Android users. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you planning to test out the touch screen controls for xCloud?

xCloud is set to launch for Android devices on September 15, 2020.

Source: Xbox Wire

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