Xbox and Backbone announced today that Xbox Cloud Gaming is officially coming to the Backbone One mobile controller, allowing you to easily play over 100 Xbox Game Pass titles on the go. Xbox also makes its game streaming service available to all iOS users from today, how it was previously only available by invitation when it launched a few months ago.
The Backbone One controller currently supports a wide variety of cloud and mobile gaming services such as Google Stadia, PlayStation Remote Play, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Amazon Luna, Apple Arcade and more. It also closes the Razer Kishi, PowerA MOGA XP5-X, and 8BitDo SN30 Pro controllers as officially supported controllers for Xbox Cloud Gaming.
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The backbone platform is unique in that it seamlessly integrates a handful of services into a central hub-like app and allows you to switch between games and services in an instant. in the our review of the Backbone One, we said, “It creates a seamless experience that blurs the lines between console and mobile gaming by creating a true ‘homescreen’ experience.”
Xbox also offers three months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to those who have a Backbone One controller over the Backbone website for $ 99. This is a great deal for new subscribers looking to try the service or for current members looking for a great controller as it combines with existing subscriptions. Backbone can also be used directly via the Microsoft Storealthough the above deal does not apply.
Even though Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available for iOS, it’s still not available as a native app since Apple hasn’t changed its stance on third-party game streaming apps like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna. Instead, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available as a progressive web app through Safari.
Microsoft has been busy updating and expanding the Xbox Game Pass recently announced that Xbox Series X | S-exclusive titles will be brought to Xbox One consoles through Xbox Cloud Gaming in the near future. This is just one of the many ways it uses its powerful cloud platform to bring games to people wherever they are. Some users recently discovered it possible upgrades for Microsoft’s server bladeswhich enables faster frame rates or higher resolutions when streaming different titles.
For more information, see our test report on the Backbone One Controller as well as a list with the best games you can play right now with Xbox Game Pass.