Cloudy with a Chance of Games

Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson, announced on his blog that Xbox would be expanding xCloud beta to iOS devices. This has been a big request from the Xbox community and now Microsoft has started to roll out support. There is however a few caveats in the roll out to Apple devices.

The initial roll out of xCloud will be done via Apples TestFlight program and will have a cap of 10,000 users and this cap has, as expected, already been hit. There are also further restrictions in that it is only available in the UK, US and Canada. Streaming from consoles is not available at this time. There will only be one game available during this period, Halo: The MasterChef Collection, due to Apples AppStore policies.

With that this is a positive step forward in we are starting to see the first steps towards xCloud being in iOS ecosystem. It is however disappointing that there are so many restrictions at this time but this is Beta and more features and game could follow shortly. It is worth noting that at this time Stadia and GeForce Now do not have an iOS app so Microsoft are ahead of them at this time.

The full xCloud game list can be found here.

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