Microsoft has recently announced that their cloud gaming beta, xCloud, will finally be arriving to iOS and PC platforms in Spring of 2021 after being introduced to Android phones earlier this year.
This announcement on Xbox Wire follows after the positive reception to the Xbox Series X/S, as we can see by over 40% of people “joining Xbox for the first time are playing on Xbox Series S”, and the increase in Xbox Game Pass users.
xCloud gives current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users the ability to stream games from the cloud onto their Android phones and play games that would normally not be able to run on a phone due to it being too weak to handle the games offered.
Microsoft is focused on bringing their gaming experience to as many people as possible by making it easier for those who might be on a budget and cannot afford the new Series X or S a way to still play popular games through either their Xbox One, Android Phone, and now their iOS device or PC. Here’s what they had to say about this:
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.