Xbox Has Begun Adding Touch Controls For Project xCloud

It was revealed back in March that the team at Xbox was looking into adding touch controls to Project xCloud, and it's finally here - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is now playable with touch controls in the Project xCloud Preview.

It works as you'd expect - you can use makeshift d-pad and Xbox buttons to navigate the menus, and the gameplay incorporates two virtual analog sticks. All in all, it seems to be working very well!

During today's Microsoft Game Stack stream, various snippets of Gears 5 gameplay was also demoed using bespoke touch controls, and the Project xCloud team noted that we might see a couple of games with these features hit the preview ahead of the game streaming service's official launch this September.

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