With the new update from Microsoft for the Xbox Game Pass Beta app users will get additional support for dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo. Games like Minecraft Dungeons will get this support, bringing life to the dream of having a portable Xbox console in your pocket.
According to the source, “on Surface Duo, spanning the app when a game with touch controls is running will place the game itself on the top display and the controls in the bottom display, turning the Surface Duo into a makeshift gamepad. Developers are able to tailor the on-screen controls specifically for their game, so some games might feature different touchscreen buttons or layouts.”
The new features will make playing games on Surface Duo feel right since your fingers will not get it the way of the actual game. Some games will also support motion controls with the Surface Duo’s built-in gyro. For example, while playing Gears 5, you could look around the environment by physically moving your device around.
It is said that the company hinted at this kind of functionality when it first revealed the Surface Duo back in 2019, but it, unfortunately, wasn’t ready at the launch. Though, the feature is now available as part of the Xbox Game Pass Beta app. And hopefully, it rolls out to the main Game Pass app soon.
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