Microsoft formally launches Xbox Cloud Gaming for iOS units by Safari

Microsoft officially launches Xbox Cloud Gaming for iOS devices through Safari

Microsoft’s purpose was to launch its cloud gaming service, xCloud (or Xbox Cloud Gaming), immediately on the App Retailer. However Apple isn’t eager on that concept (even after making some modifications to appear like it’s). So, like different corporations, Microsoft had to make use of a workaround, using Safari to welcome the service for iOS customers.

The corporate has been working in the direction of a large launch for fairly a while. It launched a restricted beta earlier this 12 months, permitting players to check out the service on iOS units earlier than the general public launch. For many who tried it –even on secure networks– it wasn’t at all times the smoothest expertise. However Microsoft stated that will be fastened by the point the extensive launch occurred.

And, positive sufficient, that’s the case. Hopefully.

Right this moment, Microsoft confirmed that its Xbox Cloud Gaming service is now accessible for all Xbox Sport Go Final subscribers on PC, and that availability on iOS units by way of Safari is now accessible to all as effectively. The service is out there in 22 completely different nations throughout the globe. You need to use Safari, or the cellular variations of Microsoft’s Edge or Google’s Chrome to entry Xbox Cloud Gaming.

On the identical time, Microsoft additionally confirmed that at present’s launch additionally welcomes the arrival of a greater total expertise. As an alternative of being powered by Xbox One X {hardware}, because it was, the Xbox Cloud Gaming service is now powered by customized Xbox Sequence X {hardware}. This could drastically assist enhance load occasions. And video games ought to be streaming at as much as 1080p at 60fps, too.

From the announcement:

We’ve been upgrading Microsoft datacenters across the globe with the quickest, strongest Xbox {hardware} to provide you quicker load occasions, improved body charges, and an expertise of a brand new era of gaming. To make sure the bottom latency, highest high quality expertise throughout the broadest set of units, we will likely be streaming at 1080p and as much as 60fps. Going ahead we’ll proceed to innovate and add extra options to boost your cloud gaming expertise.

It’s been a longtime coming, nevertheless it’s right here now. Are you planning on enjoying video games with Xbox’s now extensively accessible xCloud service?

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