xCloud will be a reality tomorrow iOS and iPadOS thanks to Safari, but also in Windows 10 with Chrome and Edge

It was one of the most notable absences. Those using an iOS-based device did not have access to Microsoft’s xCloud cloud gaming service. An absence that will cease to be a fact in a few hours, when it becomes reality thanks to the Safari browser.

It was something expected and now, a news posted by Catherine Gluckstein, vice president and product manager of cloud gaming at Microsoft, indicates that as of tomorrow, April 20 and coinciding with the presentation of Apple the same day, the Xbox Cloud Gaming cloud gaming platform will be available on iOS and also from Windows 10 thanks to Edge and Chrome.

xCloud for almost everyone

After testing it for months, Apple devices sort of match Android-based ones, which have been accessing xCloud for months. The difference is that instead of doing it through an app in the App Store, they’ll be using Apple’s own browser, Safari.

IPhone and iPad users will be able to access their game catalog in the cloud without going through the App Store. They will only need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. It will suffice to access the web at xbox.com/play and thus bypass the blockade imposed by Apple.

“The Limited Beta is our time to test and learn. We will continually send out invites to players in all 22 supported countries, improving the experience and adding support for more devices. Our plan is to iterate. quickly and open it up to all Xbox members. Game Pass Ultimate in the coming months to give more people the chance to play Xbox in a whole new way. The limited beta is our time to try and learn. We will continually send out invites to players in all 22 supported countries, improving the experience and adding support for We plan to iterate quickly and open it to all Xbox Game Pass members. Ultimate in the coming months so that more people can play Xbox in a whole new way. “

Of course, it’s worth noting that Xbox Cloud Gaming is in beta, so access will be limited and by invitation as discussed in The Verge. Guest users will be able to access Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from their iPhone and iPad.

And in addition to web presence on iOS devices, Windows 10 PCs will also be able to participate through Chromium-powered browsers like Edge and Chrome. Those who receive an invite will only need a compatible Bluetooth or USB controller, or can use custom touch controls from over 50 games to start playing.

The arrival of iOS-based devices has been tortuous after the initial blockade by Apple and the subsequent changes introduced by the Cupertino company in the App Store, changes motivated by the fact that Microsoft did not offer its listed games with a way. the store, with its own files and metadata

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