Xbox has added touch controls to a wide array of Xbox Game Pass titles for use with Cloud Gaming over the past year, and Microsoft has revealed today that they're proving a hit, with almost 20% of xCloud players using them exclusively.
As highlighted by The Verge, Xbox Senior Program Manager Monty Hernandez explained that the company has seen "on average, a 2x increase in usage for titles available via Xbox Cloud Gaming, across genres, that implement touch controls."
In addition, a few select titles have boasted 30% of players using touch controls exclusively:
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon
- Scarlet Nexus
- Dragon’s Quest XI
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition
It sounds like they're going down a treat then, and according to Hernandez, the key to their success is that the touch-enabled games included with Cloud Gaming are "relevant and, most importantly, play well with touch controls.”
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