Microsoft xCloud Streaming Service Adds 10 More Titles With Touch Controls

KEY POINTS

  • “Dead Cells” and “Killer Instinct” are among the 10 titles that offer touch support on xCloud
  • xCloud allows users to play games with either a wireless controller or touch controls
  • On-screen controls can be moved around for an optimal fit for individual players

Microsoft has confirmed 10 more titles with touch controls that will be available on its xCloud game streaming service.

The xCloud service allows users to play games with either a wireless controller or through touch controls but prior to this announcement, only “Minecraft Dungeons” had touch control support.

The 10 confirmed titles are “Dead Cells,” “Guacamelee! 2,” “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice,” “Hotshot Racing,” “Killer Instinct,” “New Super Lucky’s Tale,” “Slay The Spire,” “Streets of Rage 4,” “Tell Me Why,” and “UnderMine.”

Touch controls are integrated differently depending on the game at hand, GameSpot noted. In the case of “Hellblade,” different controls are seen when a player

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