Microsoft turns Surface Duo into a handheld console through Xbox Game Pass

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Your Surface Duo is now a powerhouse in mobile gaming, thanks to an update that brings the Xbox Game Pass for the dual-screen device.



Thanks to a new update, your Microsoft Surface Duo can now become a portable game console. Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay announced in a recent tweet that Microsoft's latest update provides Xbox Game Pass support for the Microsoft Surface Duo, which will allow you to play over 50 Xbox games on the dual-screen device.

Prior to this update, Microsoft announced in April that it would finally bring the xCloud to iOS e PC . Some members of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate received invitations to beta test Xbox Cloud Gaming on Windows 10 PCs and devices iOS. The plan is to integrate feedback as quickly as possible to make the service more widely available in the near future.

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With a signature of Microsoft Surface Duo e Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can turn your devices into portable consoles. 

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Once you download the Xbox Game Pass app, you'll have access to more than 50 games that currently support touch control support. Some of the titles available include Gears of War 5 ,  River City Girls ,  Dead Cells e  Sea of ​​Thieves , and new games will be added as they become enabled with touch control support.

A very cool update goes live for #SurfaceDuo customers today! Working with @Xbox we've put touch controls on to the second screen. More than 50 games are available to play with touch for @xboxGamePass Ultimate Members. pic.twitter.com/ZPIqQZXxS4


– Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 24, 2021

 which differentiates new resources from Microsoft Surface Duo from other game options xCloud are its dedicated touch controls. 


Unlike a smartphone, the Surface Duo has a second screen that becomes a pad with touch controls, making it feel like a proper handheld gaming system, like the Nintendo DS. On the other hand, the Surface Duo cannot compete with a traditional handheld device in the sense that it requires a constant internet connection to play.



While significant tweaks are likely in the works, it's great to see Microsoft expanding the reach of the Xbox Game Pass for new devices like the Surface Duo. With these recent mobile gaming innovations, it looks like there will soon be more options than ever before to enjoy your favorite games.

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