Microsoft today appear it’s absolution a Testflight examination of Project xCloud for iOS users, acceptation the annual is assuredly on its way to the iPhone. Admittedly the test is bound at the moment, acceptation only a allusive scattering of users will get the chance to try it, but at least it’s progress.

The news comes after months of Project xCloud being accessible on Android and other devices. Microsoft is currently extensive out to those who registered for xCloud, who can then join the examination app via Apple’s Testflight program. All you need is a Microsoft account, an iPhone or iPad active iOS 13, and a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox ambassador (though Microsoft also encourages anybody to get its branded ambassador clips too).


That said, Apple’s rules mean the test comes with major limitations compared with the Android beta. For starters, those who test Project xCloud will only be able to play one game, the . Out of all the games accessible on the service, that’s apparently a good choice, since it’s a abstruse marvel and also a good cornball choice for longtime Xbox fans. For reference, the Android test offers around 50 games.

You also won’t be able to stream from your console, as Xbox Game Alive has been tested in a abstracted preview. Also, there are bound spaces available. According to Larry Hryb, there are only 10,000 slots accessible in the preview, and Microsoft expects them to be filled swiftly. Even if you are selected, you might not have access for the absoluteness of the examination period, as Microsoft will have to “cycle through registrants” during testing.

Still, as banal as the examination is, it’s something. Currently we don’t have any other game alive casework on iOS — Stadia and Nvidia GeForce Now are both missing at the moment. The best we have is the Steam Link app, and even that appropriate Valve to fight with Apple for nearly year.

If I had to guess, it’s likely because Apple’s not wild about the idea of people using their iPhones to play annihilation other than Arcade games (which, to be fair, I also do a great deal of). iOS is also just a garden with higher walls than Android. Hopefully this means there’s absolutely some advance to get xCloud onto iPhones and iPads in all its glory. It’d absolutely give the annual a leg up on its rivals, giving them access to a fairly un-catered-to audience.

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