Microsoft xCloud web version is about to arrive for streaming it’s video games. In October 2020 we learned that Microsoft xCloud prepares a web version of its video game streaming service. Project xCloud allows you to play video games without having a powerful console and with practically any mobile phone, computer or smart TV. However, for this it requires an app or, failing that, a web version. The web version is nowhere to be found.
As The Verge has learned, Microsoft’s xCloud is already being tested in browsers to reach users in the form of a public beta soon. Microsoft promised the arrival of xCloud to browsers in the spring of this year, so it would not be strange to see it debut within the next few weeks.
As we can see in the screenshots, the web version of Microsoft’s xCloud shows a home screen with video game recommendations or the option to resume one already played. The video game catalog available is the Xox Game Pass Ultimate video game catalog.
One of the limits currently in place with the web version of xCloud is the browser that can be used. Apparently it is compatible with Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Therefore, it cannot be used at the moment in Apple’s Safari for example.
A Microsoft xCloud web version designed for Apple users
Through the web version the service can also be used by iPhone and iPad users, where Apple does not allow this type of apps to be installed. This strategy is the one that Google has also followed with Stadia and Amazon with Luna.
Apple’s position with respect to these types of services is that it cannot control the content that users download and play on the device. That is, you cannot control that the content is suitable as if they are games from the App Store. His proposal is that both Microsoft and Google or other companies submit these games to the App Store separately. But made the law, made the trap. Given that these services do not require large consumption of resources, they can be accessed through a browser, where Apple is no longer in control.
Via | The Verge