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There’s no Xbox Project xCloud game streaming for iPhone: Here’s why

There’s no Xbox Project xCloud game streaming for iPhone: Here’s why

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Project xCloud support may be launching next month, but iPhone and iPad owners shouldn't expect to play the streaming games on their devices any time soon, a new explanation from Apple has made clear. Microsoft's new cloud-based gaming service combines Xbox Game Pass with Project xCloud, giving access to over 100 titles on smartphones and tablets for a $14.99 monthly fee.

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Microsoft xCloud game streaming might not launch on iOS after all

Microsoft xCloud game streaming might not launch on iOS after all

Game streaming has become big news, especially in recent months, because of how it enabled gaming on almost any device, including smartphones and tablets. One class of devices that have silently been left out, however, are iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Game streaming services seem to have some difficulties with Apple's app store policies and Microsoft is no different. When the Project xCloud finally launches next month as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, it might be unavailable for iOS, perhaps indefinitely even.

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Xbox serves up controller snark over Sony’s PS5 decision

Xbox serves up controller snark over Sony’s PS5 decision

The next-generation gaming consoles are on the horizon and ahead of their release comes all of the details, as well as many questions. Among the top inquiries from gamers were questions about backward compatibility, including whether any accessories for the current-generation models will work for the upcoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles. Here to reinforce the point is Microsoft with a subtle jab at Sony.

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These are the Xbox Project xCloud launch controllers

These are the Xbox Project xCloud launch controllers

Today Microsoft announced that the Project xCloud beta will be launching as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th. It sounds like Project xCloud will only be available on Android devices for the foreseeable future, which means those of you who who plan on streaming games for the service will need an Android phone or tablet and a controller to go along with it. Microsoft today detailed a number of upcoming controllers intended for Project xCloud gaming, which will all be available under the "Designed for Xbox" banner.

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Halo classics getting crossplay features, Infinite multiplayer to be free

Halo classics getting crossplay features, Infinite multiplayer to be free

The past few days have been great for fans of the Halo franchise. Of course, there's the shadow of Halo Infinite looming over the horizon but that's still a few months away at best. In the meantime, those fans can relive the good old days but with some slight twists. Thanks to the Master Chief Collection, the classic Halo titles are getting more than just a fresh coat of paint but new capabilities like crossplay between PCs and Xbox consoles.

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Battletoads reboot Xbox Game Pass, Steam release date confirmed

Battletoads reboot Xbox Game Pass, Steam release date confirmed

Today we've got official word that Battletoads will be released with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Steam. To be clear, here, this is a NEW game called Battletoads. This is the first time Battletoads have appeared as the main heroes in new game in a whopping 26 years. The most recent release of Battletoads otherwise was the 1994 game Battletoads Arcade!

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Razer Halo Infinite gaming gear releases set for Xbox Series X, PC

Razer Halo Infinite gaming gear releases set for Xbox Series X, PC

Halo Infinite will be released attached to an array of gaming accessories made by Razer this holiday season. Razer announced their partnership with 343 Industries this week. Razer and 343 Industries did not yet reveal the specific products that'd be released in this collaborations, but we can make a few assumptions based on collaborations Razer's done in the past.

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Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

Yesterday, Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus free games lineup for August, and now Microsoft is following suit. Today the company revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for the month of August, and we've got something of a strange sight: not a single Xbox 360 game is included. It isn't often that happens, but nevertheless, August's Games with Gold lineup is comprised of two Xbox One games and two Xbox games.

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Mystery Xbox Series controller leaked online in white

Mystery Xbox Series controller leaked online in white

A new Xbox controller leaked this week with photos showing changes from the original that are ever-so-slight yet significant enough to note. This device seems to be reminiscent of an Xbox Series X controller, but here the controller is white - not black - and has a slightly different feel to it. Of course, the only time most gamers have been allowed to see the next-gen controller from Microsoft is from afar.

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Xbox Game Pass adds Destiny 2 and expansions

Xbox Game Pass adds Destiny 2 and expansions

Today Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass will have access to Destiny 2 and all of its expansions in the near future. The release date for Destiny 2 on Xbox Game Pass is somewhere in the month of September, that that includes Destiny 2: Shadowkeep as well as Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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Halo Infinite trailer reveals campaign gameplay with mucho Master Chief

Halo Infinite trailer reveals campaign gameplay with mucho Master Chief

Today during an Xbox Series X event, Microsoft revealed a batch of gameplay Halo Infinite. This first major trailer for Halo Infinite, specifically for "Official Campaign Gameplay" shows an expanded universe, larger than any one Halo game ever released before. Here, we begin on the 28th of May, 2560, or "167 days after we lost."

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Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke this week on the possibilities afforded to Microsoft with Xbox Game Pass. Much as it is with other parts of the entertainment universe with streaming music and streaming video, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to see the success of a game in a new way, not just based on unit sales. Because of this, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to create games they'd not otherwise have even considered developing.

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