Microsoft Is Reportedly Bringing xCloud to iOS in 2021
Microsoft is reportedly working on a «direct browser-based solution» that will allow it to bring its cloud gaming service, previously known as Project xCloud, to iOS and iPadOS devices in 2021.As reported by Business Insider and The Verge,Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed the news during a «recent internal all-hands meeting.» He stated «we absolutely will end up on iOS. We’ll end up on iPhones, and iPads with Game Pass.»
Apps for streaming services are allowed on Apple’s App Store, but only as a «catalog app» that will help users sign up for the service and see what games are available. The tricky part is that Apple says each game on the service must also have its own individual App Store page, which is a problem for services like Xbox’s cloud gaming that has over 150 games.