Microsoft brings cloud games to iOS, PC with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Microsoft has announced that it will bring spring games to iOS and PCs with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting in the spring. The service, which is currently available on Android devices, Xbox consoles and PCs, is initially in beta. You can already play Xbox Game Pass titles on PC, but cloud streaming doesn’t require a powerful system as all data processing is done through the cloud. Microsoft also announced that monthly engagement for Xbox Game Pass more than doubled in November.

By a official blog postThe company said that monthly engagement for Xbox Game Pass more than doubled in November compared to last year. To keep the momentum going, Microsoft will bring cloud games to iOS devices and PCs with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the spring of 2021, although an exact date has not been announced. Game Pass Ultimate costs Rs. 699 per month but is currently discounted significantly to Rs. 50. If you buy Game Pass Ultimate for one month, you get two months of free access.

While Game Pass titles are already playable on PCs, they require powerful hardware as the games are rendered on the player’s system. With cloud games, gamers using older or more budget-friendly hardware can take advantage of the game library without having to worry about their desktop’s ability to run them. On PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available through the Xbox app and browser.

The iOS implementation has been in development for a while and has cleared a lot of hurdles, but it looks like Apple and Microsoft have finally found a solution. In September, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to enable streaming of games on iOS devices. However, Microsoft called this “a bad experience” for users. It’s unclear what the terms and conditions of cloud games with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for iOS devices are, but Microsoft has announced that they will run through the mobile web browser.

Microsoft also announced that over 40 percent of new users joining Xbox will be playing on Xbox Series S, the lower-cost, next-generation console option. Smart Delivery has delivered over 1.6 million seamless game upgrades to Xbox series S / X owners. In Europe, there were record sales in France, Germany and the UK, where the Xbox Series S / X sold out within hours. In November, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Rainbow Six: Siege, Tetris Effect Connected, and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order were the most popular games with EA Play on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The company also announced that it will bring cloud games to Australia, Brazil, Japan and Mexico with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It also released a list of games coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2021, including Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, The Ascent, The Medium (console launch exclusively), Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (console launch exclusively), and more.

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