Microsoft is making sixteen original Xbox and Xbox 360 games playable on Android smartphones and tablets through Xbox Cloud Gaming for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
According to Microsoft (via Xbox Wire):
Today we’re embarking on a new journey for the backward compatibility program: Taking it to the cloud. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now tap into a collection of favorites from the past in a whole new way — right on mobile devices, turning them into retro handheld game systems. 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available on Android phones and tablets, with more games coming soon. We’ve listened to the feedback, going all the way back to our earliest cloud gaming preview, and making games from previous generations available on mobile devices has been one of the most requested features by the community.
Backward Compatible Games on Xbox Cloud Gaming
- 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: TIP (touch controls enabled)
It’s a solid start for backward compatible games via the cloud. The list will likely grow over time too. So this is only just the start. How many of these you would actually want to play on a smartphone is another matter entirely.