Until now it was just rumors, but it seems like XCloud confirmed to hit iOS next year. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud games will be available on iPhone and iPad in 2021.
In a recent statement Microsoft has just revealed that cloud games with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will arrive on iOS and PC in 2021.
«Expanding Xbox to new players is central to our ambition to help games and developers find an easy path to the world’s 3 billion gamers. We’re doing this by embracing multiple devices and providing a consistent Xbox experience wherever you log in, whether it’s on your Xbox Series X | S, PC, Xbox One, Android device or, as of Spring 2021, your Windows PC and device. iOS from the cloud.
In the spring 2021, we will take the next step in our journey to reach more gamers around the world by making cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available on Windows PC through the Xbox app and browser, and iOS devices via mobile web browser. By adding more than 1 billion devices as a way to play in the Xbox ecosystem, we envision a perfect experience for all types of gamers; whether it’s playing Minecraft Dungeons with your Xbox friends using touch controls on an iPhone, or jumping into a Destiny 2: Beyond Light attack on a Surface Pro when you have a break between meetings.«.
The trick is in the browser
Apple does not allow streaming game applications on the App Store. According to the company, some rules of the application store are violated, but Apple gave a solution to these platforms: use Safari.
Y that is precisely what Microsoft is going to do with its cloud gaming service that will be available in the spring. All we have to do is enter a website to play.
This is the same system that Amazon will be using with its Luna service or currently using GeForce NOW and soon Google’s Stadia. Safari can be quite an interesting solution for this type of service.