Microsoft Ends Project xCloud Testing On iOS, Focusing On Android For Now

Microsoft has revealed that it's ended its Project xCloud preview testing on Apple iOS devices earlier than expected, with the preview continuing for Android users until September 11th.

In a statement to The Verge, the company explained that it was putting its focus on the service's Android release next month for now, but it intends for Project xCloud to reach all devices eventually:

“Our Project xCloud preview TestFlight period has ended on iOS and we are focused on delivering cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to Android customers beginning September 15. It’s our ambition to scale cloud gaming through Xbox Game Pass available on all devices.”

Until now, the Project xCloud preview on iOS has been restricted to just Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a limited number of participants due to App Store policies, so it remains to be seen how quickly and effectively Microsoft will be able to make Project xCloud available for Apple users in the future.

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