Microsoft News: Solution Found To Skip The Apple App Store?

The Redmond-based company might have found a way how to jump over the Apple App Store policies.

Business Insider reports that Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, is working on how to make (Xbox) Game Pass streaming possible on Apple devices. In 2021, Microsoft would be „targeting 2021 for the potential release of a “direct browser-based solution.”

Two weeks ago, Spencer already said the following: „We’re committed to bringing Game Pass to all mobile phones out there, including Apple phones. We’ll continue the conversations and I’m sure we’ll be able to get to some resolution.” And Apple’s statement about the situation doesn’t seem promising either: „Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review and appearing in charts and search.” Sony could get around it with the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play, as the game ran on the user’s console with them providing input to the PS4. Amazon’s Luna streaming service will also circumvent the restrictions by allowing access from the iOS browser, and the game app getting a shortcut as an icon.

Let’s also talk about Project xCloud. „Yes, we want to do this. It’s in the long list of cool things the xCloud team is working on, just a bit further down the list. But we want console and PC players to be able to browse as easily as mobile players, it’s a good Game Pass feature,” Spencer wrote on Twitter. So they want the streaming service (which, on mobile, is xCloud + Game Pass Ultimate!) available on the Xbox Series consoles, as well as potentially the Xbox One, and Windows 10. It might be in beta next year on these platforms.

„Here’s what’s crazy… [the Xbox Series X] was just plugged in in standby mode behind me and you guys, the entire thing is a little toasty. It seems like in the way like a lot of the other consoles were doing stuff while you were not using them, it seems like this thing might be doing something while you’re not using it, to the point where it needs to exhaust heat,” Jeff Bakalar, CNET’s video editor said on the Giant Beatcast. Aaron Greenberg, the marketing head of Xbox, said „the console will output system heat out of the exhaust, just as any other console will. Our engineering team confirmed the heat leaving the console is not significantly different than Xbox One X. This matches my experience at home quiet, fast & impressive power for the size.”

The Xbox Series X (500 USD/EUR) and the Xbox Series S (300 USD/EUR) will launch on November 10 worldwide.

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech, WCCFTech

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