In spring 2021 will xCloud is also available for the PC and Apple’s iOS devices his. This will expand the reach of Microsoft’s cloud gaming service – what already indicated in advance
Users of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also have streaming access to the almost 172 Xbox games included on their home computers or Apple devices – as has been possible for Android users since mid-September.
All information about xCloud for PC and iOS
When is it ready? There is currently no exact release date for expanding the xCloud beta. In the course of a official blog posts Microsoft’s Xbox Marketing boss Jerret West limited the period to “spring 2021”.
What does that mean in concrete terms? With xCloud, users of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also have access to the games on offer via streaming via PC and iOS devices. This allows games to be played together or streamed independently of the platform that are included in the service.
At the moment, the Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate contains 172 titles, a complete overview of the games can be found in the following list:
more on the subject
Xbox Game Pass: List of All PC Games 2020
PC vs. iOS: Depending on whether you use xCloud on the PC or via iOS, the following small but subtle differences should be noted:
- PC: xCloud is implemented in the official Xbox app
- iOS: xCloud is accessible via the browser
Why this difference? Apple itself is based on our own app store guidelines Responsible for this, because Microsoft’s original plans were blocked to make xCloud accessible via an app like Android.
Requirements: xCloud is part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. So if you want to make use of the offer, you have to be a customer of the subscription model, which comes at a cost of around 13 dollars per month. A stable and continuous internet connection is also required. You can find all information about the pricing model of the Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the linked article.