Microsoft announced the arrival of xCloud Gaming on iPhone, iPad, and PC on April 20, 2021. The service would be made available via Safari web browsers on these platforms. After launching a beta for the gaming service, Microsoft has announced that it is planning to launch xCloud Gaming on Safari “in the next few weeks.”
Microsoft confirmed late last year about the arrival of Xbox Cloud gaming beta on iOS and Windows PCs. This is the game streaming service that Apple did not allow Microsoft to launch on App Store in its current form. Microsoft has been working on making the streaming service available on more devices via web browsers, and now it seems that it has been successful.
Microsoft is launching xCloud gaming service on Safari “in the next few weeks”
Prior to the first-ever Xbox and Bethesda Showcase on Sunday, where the best and biggest games lineup will be unveiled, Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed the standing of Microsoft in the world.
We believe that games, that interactive entertainment, aren’t really about hardware and software. It’s not about pixels. It’s about people. Games bring people together. Games build brigdes and forge bonds, generating mutual empathy among people all over the world. Joy and community – that’s why we’re here. – Phil Spencer
Gaming is fundamentally aligned with our mission as a company. When you talk about Xbox’s mission to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet, which I absolutely love, that is precisely aligned with Microsoft’s mission, which is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to acheive more. – Satya Nadella
The Cupertino tech giant rejected apps such as xCloud Gaming from being available on the platform due to its App Store guidelines. Apple eventually allowed such apps in the ecosystem, with a condition that every app must be submitted individually for review.
Microsoft declined the new policy brought forth by Apple and will offer xCloud Gaming via Safari on iPhone and iPad. Apart from Safari, the service is also launching on Chrome and Edge for desktop.
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