Last year, Microsoft introduced its gaming service xCloud. However, until now, it was available only on Android. Today, Microsoft is introducing this service on iOS through Apple’s test flight program.
Microsoft has been testing xCloud for some time. However, it didn’t introduce it to the general public. The iOS test will be Limited. Only 10,000 users will be able to access it.
That certainly won’t be enough to meet the demand. Moreover, people will get invitations on a first-come, first-serve basis. The company mentioned in a post, “The people, accepted into the test flight might not be the same that participate in the full duration of the preview. Currently, there are limited seats available; however, we need to give more and more people a chance to test the service. So, if you miss out on the initial allocation, you will have a chance to participate later.”
Currently, Microsoft has limited the iOS version to a single game called ‘Halo. The Master Chief Collection.’ Moreover, the preview won’t contain the Xbox Console streaming like the Android.
To qualify, the gamers will require a Microsoft account connected with Xbox gamers, Bluetooth 4.0, access to WiFi or a data connection with 10Mbps download speed, and a third party controller.
Microsoft has adopted a new strategy by bringing games to smartphones. The company knows that it can only sell limited consoles. However, everyone has a mobile phone. Now, the time had gone when people wanted to play games on a big screen. Smartphones have become so common that the Millenials feel dependent on them.
Cross-platform games have become quite popular recently, due to games like Fortnite, Roblox, PUBG, and Microsoft. They have shown that mobile gaming can match consoles.
The project xCloud has made the task of the developers easy. This was not easy, any means as Microsoft had to develop a structure that hosts multiple parts of Xbox One consoles. Although the gaming service is quite amazing, Microsoft needs to ensure that the mobile gamers get the same experience as the console gamers.
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