Microsoft is trying to provide xCloud for iOS users through a “direct browser-based solution” by next year. As per sources, Microsoft is working to provide xCloud services on iOS and iPadOS and work on the app that can be run on the Apple platform.
As per Business Insider and TheVerge, the gaming chief of Microsoft, Phil Spencer, revealed some important points about recent internal all-hands meetings that said that “We absolutely will end up on iOS” and “We’ll end up on iPhones, and iPads with Game Pass.” But Microsoft didn’t exactly say the time of release, and Apple has not yet clarified the request.
Apple is blocking all the external services like Stadia and xCloud through the App store so that they won’t run on the iOS platform. Apple offered an olive branch service for4 xCloud and Stadia with many conditions saying that they need to have a catalog app with all the links or collection of those individual apps. Microsoft is not at all happy, and they protested, saying users are not interested in downloading 100 apps instead of downloading a cloud. But Apple didn’t take back its word and stick to the olive branch.
At the release of the olive branch, Microsoft is not happy, and the spokesperson said, “Gamers want to jump directly into a game from their curated catalog within one app just like they do with movies or songs, and not be forced to download over 100 apps to play individual games from the cloud. We’re committed to putting gamers at the center of everything we do, and providing a great experience is core to that mission.”
So, this “direct browser-based solution” may serve its purpose as a xCloud even though apple won’t allow it on iOS devices. Just like Amazon launched Luna game streaming services, Microsoft is trying the xCloud launch. But it is surprising because, before Microsoft, Nivida, and stadia, Amazon took a big step as an answer to the App store.
Microsoft spokesperson Spencer also said that Microsoft is looking forward to introducing the xCloud on PC. If it is so, xCloud on PC is a good opportunity for game streaming and Game pass. This facility will be available in Windows 10 systems by 2021. xCloud on windows 120 will be a unique experience with a Bluetooth connected Xbox controller, good internet connection, and a Microsoft account.