According to recent statements from Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Xbox Game Pass features will somehow also arrive on the iPhone and iPad.
Although Apple has not allowed other services dedicated to cloud gaming to land on the App Store, Microsoft could potentially find an alternative solution through the use of a Web app. As the most experienced gamers know, Project xCloud has literally revolutionized the concept of video games, since it would allow users to stream their games even on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets).
In particular, Microsoft’s choice to combine Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass has opened up a number of interesting opportunities. This way, gamers can continue to enjoy the many games in Xbox Game Pass even when they are not close to an Xbox console or PC, thanks to the power of streaming.
While fans of the Redmond house eagerly await for 10 November, the date on which the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be marketed worldwide, many gamers want to find out what role Game Pass will play in the future of Xbox.
But that’s not all, given that Spencer would have confessed to his employees that streaming on Apple devices would only arrive in 2021. This comes after the Cupertino house has banned several cloud gaming services (including xCloud) from the App Store, expressing its concern at not being able to evaluate the content of the individual games available in the catalog.
As indicated by Spencer to employees, an alternative solution to the iOS store would be the use of a web app. That choice could prove to be a good decision, given that Amazon’s upcoming Luna service will also work on iOS devices in this way.
Clearly, the Redmond house has the technology and infrastructure needed to bring Xbox Game Pass to Apple devices. After all, the US giant started streaming on Android devices in September. The expansion on iOS and iPadOS devices would give Xbox an important advantage over Sony, which is preparing to launch the PlayStation 5 on November 12, 2020.