Microsoft Confirms xCloud Beta Launch Date On iOS and PC
Microsoft has confirmed that gamers will be able to enjoy the xCloud game streaming service on iPhone, iPad, and PC starting Spring 2021. Those playing on Apple’s platform will do so via the web, while the Xbox app will host PC games on Window 10.
While the service will still be a beta, Microsoft says that gamers can look forward to the same gaming experience whether they log in via their PC, Xbox, or iPhone.
Microsoft made the announcement via a press release published to its website.
In Spring 2021, we will take the next step in our journey to reach more players around the world by making cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available on Windows PCs through the Xbox app and browser, and iOS devices through mobile web browser. By adding over a billion devices as a path to playing in the Xbox ecosystem, we envision a seamless experience for all types of players; whether it’s playing Minecraft Dungeons with your Xbox friends using touch controls on an iPhone, or jumping into a Destiny 2: Beyond Light strike on a Surface Pro when you have a break between meetings.
The xCloud experience will be part of Microsoft’s $15 per month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate experience, with Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Mexico joining the countries already announced.
It remains to be seen how well xCloud runs when it’s used via Safari on an iPhone and iPad, but we’ll have to wait until Spring 2021 to find out.