Xbox Cloud Gaming has begun its next stage of evolution today with the addition of its first free-to-play game, Fortnite. Unlike all other games on the service, players do not need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to play.

To get started, all you need to do is sign into the Xbox website, navigate to the game's page on the store, and then select "Play with Cloud Gaming" on any number of devices - iOS, iPadOS, Android phones and tablets, or Windows PC.

"It’s an important step to add a Free-to-Play title to the cloud gaming catalog as we continue our cloud journey. We’re starting with Fortnite and will look to bring more Free-to-Play games people love in the future. At Xbox we want to make gaming accessible to the 3 billion players around the world, and cloud has an important role in that mission. Quite simply we want you to have more choice in both the games you play and the way you choose to play them."

Better yet, Fortnite is also enabled with bespoke touch controls, so you don't even need a physical controller!

As mentioned, this is just the first of many free-to-play games that will hopefully be arriving on Xbox Cloud Gaming in the future, and Microsoft has today been hyping up the success of the service so far over at the official Xbox website.

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[source news.xbox.com]