Surface Duo becomes a portable gaming device

Remember the introductory for Surface Duo? If not, you can watch it again here. In one of the scenes, you can see the small dual screen rooftop using Android as the gaming device. Thanks to its dual screen setup, the device can be used like a Nintendo DS. But when the duo launched, there was no trace of this functionality. But with the latest update of the Xbox Game Pass Beta app, xCloud titles that support touch control can now play in dual-screen mode. very nice!

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Xbox Game Pass app now with dual-screen support for Surface Duo

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Games like Minecraft Dungeons or Gears of War 5, which support touch controls, can now be played with Nintendo DS-style duo. The game itself is displayed on one screen and the controls are on the screen below. Gears 5 also supports dual gyroscopes. So you can take a look around the game when you move the device. Developers can customize the controls on the touch screen.

It’s nice to see that this feature is finally rolling out. On Twitter, even non-owners of the duo showed that they are totally a fan. The list of supported games is still manageable currently, but it will likely grow in the future, as Microsoft wants to expand xCloud and game streaming. To use the function, you need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription and a trial version of the Game Pass app for Android.

Xbox Game Pass (beta)
Xbox Game Pass (beta)

How do you find the possibility to use the duo as a handheld device? Have you already tested the job?

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Tess Larson

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