Banjo-Kazooie and other Rare classics now playable via Xbox cloud gaming
16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games made available to Android users
Microsoft has made a number of classic games from Rare, Bethesda and others playable via Xbox cloud gaming.
16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games have been made available to Android users with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
They include Banjo-Kazooie, Fable 2, and entries in the Perfect Dark, Elder Scrolls and Gears of War series.
UPDATE: Nintendo has officially announced Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo Switch for its Switch Online subscription service.
Touch controls have also been enabled for three of the Rare games: Jetpac Refuelled, Viva Pinata, and Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise.
New games available with Xbox cloud
- Double Dragon Neon
- Fable II
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Gears of War 2
- Gears of War 3
- Gears of War: Judgment
- Jetpac Refuelled (touch controls enabled)
- Perfect Dark
- Perfect Dark Zero
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- Viva Piñata (touch controls enabled)
- Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (touch controls enabled)
Currently, over 200 cloud-enabled games can be played using Android devices and a compatible controller, with a growing number of the titles also supporting touch controls.
Cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is currently available in 21 countries across North America and Europe, plus South Korea.
It’s also being tested in Australia, Brazil, Japan and Mexico ahead of its full launch in those markets later this year.
Microsoft said in December 2020 that it would make cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available on Windows PCs through the Xbox app and browser, and iOS devices through mobile web browser, “in spring 2021”.
Xbox head Phil Spencer has said the company is working to bring Xbox Game Pass streaming to consoles too.