After a few months of waiting, iOS users will finally be able to enjoy the Project xCloud beta. However, the streaming games service comes with some important restrictions.
service comes with some important restrictions.
Project xCloud starts its beta on iOS, but with some restrictions
It was in October of the previous year when the public beta of Project xCloud , the streaming video game service from Microsoft , landed on Android. However, iOS users were still waiting to enjoy the testing phase, and that will finally be possible from today. Those of Redmond announced that Apple’s operating system can now access the platform, but with some restrictions .
First of all, it is necessary that those interested register in the TestFlight program of the App Store , which allows you to test preliminary phases of various applications. It is also important to mention that the testing phase is only available in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada for a maximum of 10,000 users. It has not been mentioned at what time it will expand into other territories.
According to Microsoft, they had to make some adjustments to their proposal in order to comply with Apple’s strict regulations, although they do not mention exactly what limitations they encountered. For example, players will only have the opportunity to enjoy a single title: Halo: The Master Chief Collection . Additionally, streaming Xbox One games to iOS will not be part of the beta.
Project xCloud is not the first proposal of streaming games that faces Apple’s rules . OnLive, a platform that was subsequently acquired by Sony to become PlayStation Now, never obtained approval to reach the App Store. For its part, the Steam Link app took almost a year to meet the requirements of the app store.
Microsoft’s plan is to launch the final version of Project xCloud this year , probably during the last quarter to coincide with the arrival of Xbox Series X. One of its main attractions will be its integration with Xbox Game Pass, so the complete catalog The subscription – more than 100 games – will be available via streaming.