Apple Discontinues Cloud Gaming Services Like xCloud And Stadia

Microsoft has been preparing to launch its xCloud game streaming service on September 15th. The company has also previously issued a partial list of titles that will be supported at launch. xCloud will allow users to experience a wider class of Xbox and PC games on their smartphones and tablets similar to NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. Although, it has been reported that the service won’t be available on Apple devices.

Apple has admitted that game streaming services such as Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia infringe its App Store guidelines, which is the reason for the services to discontinue on iOS devices. As per Apple’s developer guidelines, it demands the app to “only connect to a user-owned host device that is a personal computer or dedicated game console owned by the user and both the host device and client must be connected on a local and LAN-based network.” Read More

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