Microsoft’s xCloud is finally expanding its horizons and landing itself on iOS and PC.
This means Xbox players, who have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and a compatible controller, can play video games without an Xbox console.
Starting today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is running on custom Xbox Series X hardware, and available to all @XboxGamePass Ultimate members with Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets, via browser, across 22 countries. https://t.co/HYuvbHGBUg #XboxGamePass— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) June 28, 2021
Games that are found in the Xbox Game Pass library can be streamed directly using Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Safari for Mac, PCs, and mobile devices. There are also more than 100 games available that are compatible with Bluetooth controllers or USB connected ones. For iOS users, the games can work on Safari and gamers can choose between a controller or touch controls depending on the game.
As for save files and achievements, these are synced across streaming devices as well as on consoles and PCs, while some big games like NieR: Automata and Dragon Quest XI have touch control options.
Microsoft started the Xbox Cloud gaming invite beta back in April this year, now they’ve opened the beta for the world to try it out.