Microsoft is working on a’direct browser-based solution’ to bring xCloud to iOS early next year. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell the verge that the company has been developing a web version of xCloud to run on iOS and ipados devices.
Microsoft’s gaming chief, Phil Spencer, revealed the company’s browser-based xCloud work during a recent internal all-hands meeting.’we absolutely will end up on iPhones, and iPads with game pass,’ he said.
Apple has been blocking services like xCloud and stadia from running on iOS devices via its app store. Microsoft and Google are free to create a’catalog’ that collects and links out to all of these individual apps.
Microsoft is targeting an early 2021 release for a web-based version of xCloud for Apple’s devices. This browser version would bypass the app store, just like Amazon is doing with its new Luna game streaming service.