Back in October 2018, Microsoft announced its game streaming service Project xCloud and eventually rolled it out for public review for selective users in the US, UK, and South Korea in October 2019. Since then, Microsoft has rolled out globally for Xbox Insiders and now, according to reports, the company is planning to expand the service to iOS by launching a beta version of Project xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight.
Larry Hryb, Director of Programming, Microsoft Xbox Live said: “To comply with App Store policies, the preview experience on iOS may look and feel different for those who have been testing on Android.” It seems that Microsoft has accepted a handful of negotiations and adjustments to make Project xCloud available for the iOS platform.
As of now, the iOS TestFlight preview is available only in selected countries like the US, UK, and Canada. It is interesting to note that the only game available in the iOS preview is Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Moreover, the preview does not include console streaming. Console streaming allows users to play games installed on your Xbox via xCloud.
Reports suggest that right now, the test flight is limited to only 10000 users. Moreover, the report further states that users who are getting the TestFlight preview might not be getting access throughout the preview period. This means a particular user’s test spot might be given to a different person later on due to a limited number of occupancies.
If you are interested to try it out, you can head to Project xCloud registration page and select the “iOS” option in the “device” dropdown list. However, note that you will require an active Microsoft account, an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 13.0 or above, a Bluetooth enabled Xbox controller and an internet connection with a minimum speed of 10 Mbps.