Among the announcements of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked, you must have seen that some included solutions and services … Microsoft. As during the presentation of the Galaxy S20 earlier this year, the American found a way to make a noticeable appearance at the conference. Its goal ? Transform the next Samsung devices into real portable game consoles, according to the latest hallway noise.
To put it simply, the first – which is incidentally the leading seller of smartphones in the world – brings the gaming platform, the second, the controller and services.
Three months of Game Pass and a controller offered
For any pre-order of a Galaxy Note 20/20 Ultra, an Xbox One controller (MOGA brand, with clip for the smartphone), as well as a 3-month subscription to Microsoft’s Game Pass offer with access to xCloud cloud gaming service will be offered to you. You will therefore be ready to play at home (on console and PC) as well as when traveling.
Basically, thanks to Game Pass, we remind you, you have access to more than 100 games on PC or Xbox One. You can start a game at home and continue it, on the screen of your Galaxy Note 20, wherever you are. Indeed, the beta of xCloud – unlike Stadia – works on both Wi-Fi and 3G / 4G / 5G since its launch.
Finally, let us specify that Android tablets Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 + will also be compatible with the xCloud service, but that Samsung and Microsoft have not announced any specific promotional operation concerning them. It has been a while since Microsoft found Samsung to be a strong partner in mobile gaming.
And this good understanding was first reflected in the salon a few years ago. MS made Korean adopt some display technologies present in the guts of the Xbox One X and integrate them on some of its TV. And it could well be that this announcement for the mobile gamong is just the first of a small list. Others – also relating to gaming – are expected for the start of the school year and the end of the year, with the announcement of new television models on the one hand and, on the other hand, the release of Xbox Series X console.