The xCloud cloud game service is only available for Android, Microsoft excludes iOS devices
Anyone who has iOS will no longer be able to access the beta of Project xCloud, as Microsoft decided to revoke the beta version of Apple devices, giving Android the exclusive cloud gaming service.
The announcement was made shortly after it was announced that xCloud will be part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15, allowing all subscribers in 22 countries to access the service at no additional cost.
This means that xCloud will only be available on Android, while iOS devices will no longer have the beta version, let alone the final version to be released in September.
Accordingly, Microsoft has not offered a launch date for the cloud game service on Apple devices, to the extent that Microsoft’s spokesperson explained that the priority is currently Android users.
Project xCloud is exclusive to Android devices
In the words of Microsoft’s spokesperson, the Project xCloud pilot has ended for iOS devices and now they will focus on offering the cloud gaming service as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to Android users, but those in the want to bring future cloud gaming to all devices through Xbox Game Pass.
On other occasions, Xbox head Phil Spencer stated that the goal of xCloud is to bring the service to all devices and that it should be as simple as Spotify, that is, any device that has the capacity to watch video can also play games.
With those statements, it’s clear that xCloud’s long-term goal is that iOS doesn’t come close to Microsoft’s future plans.