Project xCloud Faces Problems with iOS Leading Up to Launch

Project xCloud Faces Problems with iOS Leading Up to Launch

In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft has revealed that now, the company's focus is on providing the best experience on xCloud's launch for Android users.

Bundled as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, Microsoft has announced that beta cloud gaming will be available to Android users from the 15th of September 2020. On iOS, the preview won't be extended to next month and it seems development of the service on iOS has been halted.

The news has some tech commentators questioning the future availability of Microsoft's xCloud on Apple iOS devices.

Microsoft has made a decision to stop the testing phase on the xCloud streaming service on iOS devices.

Microsoft's cloud game streaming technology, called the Project xCloud, has got a release date.

The Xbox Game Pass app available on the Google Play Store will not support these types of in-app purchases. Valve's Steam Link app took almost a year for Apple to approve even though it primarily streams games from your home PC.

Considering Apple is unlikely to change whatever restrictions are in place, the future of Project xCloud on iOS is in doubt. Apps that are having such demand are less likely to be included in the App Store. Both the host device and client must be connected on a local network, too.

It isn't clear why Microsoft has given up on iOS in favor of an Android-only launch, though certain App Store policies could be to blame.

Overall, this is a solid update for Xbox Game Pass in August, and if you haven't played Final Fantasy VII yet, you should absolutely give it a try.

As per a Microsoft announcement, gamers will be able to play over 100 games on their Android phones and tablets from the cloud through the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. In an attempt to take initiative and debut its cloud gaming infrastructure, Microsoft has teamed up with Samsung allowing a sort of an expansion to what the Xbox Game pass is.

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