After a beta test that began in mid-April, Microsoft launched its Xbox Cloud Gaming service to everyone. subscribed to iOS and PC. With , you can visit the and start playing some of the games included in the Game Pass library through your browser. On PC, the service supports Edge and Chrome, while on iOS it is accessible from Safari. In addition, you can use a controller via Bluetooth or USB to play the included games.
Microsoft also shared that it now uses custom Xbox Series X hardware to power the xCloud experience. For those with a fairly fast internet connection, the new hardware will allow you to steam games at 1080p and up to 60 frames per second. At the same time, Microsoft is expanding its to include two iOS controllers: the Backbone One and . With the new badge, both controllers will be rewarded with a complementary three-month trial of Game Pass Ultimate for those who haven’t tried the service before.
Getting to the point where xCloud is available on iOS devices has been something of a journey for Microsoft. , Apple initially said it would not allow the game streaming app on its devices, but later sculpted an exception to allow those apps .
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