Microsoft Teams With Samsung In New Project xCloud Partnership

Microsoft and Samsung have announced a new Project xCloud partnership today which will "make gaming more accessible to players around the world" - and it's a big focus of the new Galaxy Note 20.

Those who pre-order the new Note 20 will have the option to select a Gaming Bundle at checkout, which will include three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and the all-new Power A MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller with an attachable phone clip, which is otherwise being sold for £69.99/$69.99 separately.

Furthermore, according to The Verge, those who download the special Xbox Game Pass app from the Samsung Galaxy Store will be able to redeem tokens and make in-app purchases like buying skins or DLC items, which the version on the standard Google Play Store apparently won't support.

"Whether it’s racing through the beautiful English countryside in Forza Horizon 4 on a new Galaxy Note20 during a lunch break, or fighting alongside your pet llama in Minecraft Dungeons on a Tab S7 at home once the workday ends, Galaxy devices provide the best way to pick up and play games directly from the cloud."

Project xCloud officially launches in beta as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th, allowing subscribers to play over 100 games via the cloud including Forza Horizon 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and more.

Thoughts on this new partnership? Let us know if you'll be using xCloud on a Samsung device below.