Microsoft has made Xbox Cloud Gaming available on Apple iPhones and Windows 10 PCs via the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. The tech giant made this announcement via a blog post. The service has been rolled out to 22 countries where users will be able to access it on aforementioned devices via Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari browsers. If you already have a subscription or want to subscribe, type in ‘xbox.com/play’ on any of the three browsers through your iPhone, iPad or Windows 10 PC.
You can start playing games over the internet as soon as your subscription gets activated. Any game from the Xbox library that you play alone or with friends, will be streamed from an Xbox hardware in a Microsoft datacenter, says the tech giant. You will be able to save your game progress whenever you want to and jump right back in from where you left off later. Players can use “a compatible Xbox Wireless Controller, or one of the many supported controllers and mobile gaming accessories, including the all-new Backbone One for iOS” for gaming via Xbox Cloud Gaming.
So, how smooth the gaming experience via the browsers is going to be? Microsoft assures that it is using custom Xbox Series X hardware to stream the games included in the cloud service. It claims that it has been upgrading its data centers across the globe with the “fastest, most powerful Xbox hardware” to give gamers faster load times, improved frame rates and low latency with their gaming experience. Microsoft claims that to achieve that, its data centers would stream the games at 1080p with up to 60fps.