At the time of writing, mobile gaming makes up approximately 51% of the gaming market, with many of us using our beloved devices and the applications on them to pass the time. However, with an estimated 2.7 billion players on mobile devices by 2023, could the implementation of Xbox Game Pass on Samsung devices speed up this process? To help you understand the importance of this launch and what it could bring to the industry, we will be taking a look into what Game Pass can offer, as well as the bundle available with the new Note 20 device.
The New Galaxy Note 20 Series
Following the Samsung Unboxed event on the 5th of August, we have seen a total of 5 new devices added to the Samsung Eco-system. With the introduction of the Note 20 series as well as the Galaxy live buds, a new tablet and galaxy watch, this was an amazing step in the right direction for the company that is on the forefront of innovation in several ways. With a total of 3 colours on the new device and faster processing power than ever before on the note device, the new handset provides a lot more for users not only in terms of practicality but also the new capability of gaming.
Ongoing Talks With Apple And Microsoft
Rumours had been circulating for a while now around Microsoft joining forces with Apple to bring Game pass ultimate to the masses, but with negotiations running dry and pushbacks from higher-ups at Apple, this never seems to come into fruition. At this time, Apple is the only company to outright reject the possibility of these games being played on Apple devices.
Many believe that this may be due to the money invested in Apple Arcade and their own gaming platform that they are looking to build upon. However, with apple also experiencing issues with Epic Games and several other Mobile Game developers at this time due to the percentage that they take from the app store, the company are experiencing a vast number of problems with their ability to expand mobile gaming.
What Is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate provides you with all the benefits of a Gold Xbox Live membership with access to over 100+ high-quality games with more being regularly added. The game pass allows you to play the titles that you love on your Xbox console, as well as a PC and Android mobile devices. From traditional casino table games, including roulette and blackjack, to popular titles, such as Minecraft Dungeons or Dead by Daylight, there is something for everyone with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The Note And Game Pass Bundle
As part of the launch of the Note 20, Samsung announced a partnership with Xbox to provide their customers with a Game Pass Bundle. With the new note handset boasting a 6.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O display, Exynoss 990 processor and 8GB RAM as well as Dolby Atmos sound and AKG Stereo speakers, this provides the perfect handset for the ultimate mobile gaming experience. This bundle is set to release on the 15th of September and includes 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Membership as well as a Moga XP-5+ game controller and a wireless charging stand. This has been specially designed to work with the Microsoft xCloud services that they released at the beginning of the month.
How Will This Change Mobile Gaming In The Future?
This push towards mobile gaming on Android devices is set to bring mobile gaming to a whole new audience as the numbers of games released continue to expand. With 60% of the market revenue currently made up of mobile games in the growing market, the release of game pass for the ultimate gaming experience is only set to increase their share in the market and the way that customers experience gaming as a whole to the projected 2.4 billion mobile gamers by the end of this year. Whether you are new to playing mobile games or you have already been enjoying the Game Pass experience across a number of your devices, the integration of Game Pass onto Android Devices could be exactly what they need to bring Samsung and Microsoft to the forefront of mobile gaming[Written By External Partner]