The Xbox Game Pass launch on Android devices opened a world of possibility for both developers and players all over the world, allowing many who do not own an Xbox console or a gaming PC to enjoy some of the best games launching on these systems. And soon enough, iOS players will be able to do the same.
In a new blog post on Xbox Wire, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox Game Pass xCloud game streaming closed beta will begin later today on iOS, allowing players to enjoy the streaming service via the web browser. Due to Apple’s App Store regulations, Microsoft could not launch the service like it did on Android via the official app.
Once the beta begins, it will feature over 100 games and it will be available in 22 countries, exactly like on Android. Microsoft’s plans are to extend the closed beta gradually so as to open the service to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in supported countries.
The limited beta is our time to test and learn; we’ll send out more invites on a continuous basis to players in all 22 supported countries, evaluate feedback, continue to improve the experience, and add support for more devices. Our plan is to iterate quickly and open up to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in the coming months so more people have the opportunity to play Xbox in all-new ways.
More information on the Xbox Game Pass can be found on its official website.