The Xbox Cloud Gaming service is limited to just Xbox Game Pass titles right now, but should it expand beyond that, you'll probably be shocked (not) to know that Epic Games has no intention of adding Fortnite to the library.
Per the ongoing legal case between Apple and Epic Games over the distribution of Fortnite, a recently made public deposition from the proceedings (thanks, The Verge) revealed why Xbox Cloud Gaming will probably not see the game in the future. Joe Kreiner, Epic’s vice president of business development, made the comment, revealing that the company sees Microsoft as a competitor.
“We viewed Microsoft’s efforts with xCloud to be competitive with our PC offerings.”
A short and sweet response. Currently, Epic has Fortnite as part of Nvidia GeForce Now, which is the only way to play the game on iPhone due to the legal dispute between the two companies. Through Nvidia GeForce Now, Epic is said to get any revenue made from the game, which is most likely why it's opposed to bringing it to Xbox Cloud Gaming.
With Fortnite already on mobile and Xbox Cloud Gaming currently only supporting Xbox Game Pass titles, it's not surprising we haven't seen any mention of the two joining up. It seems Epic has no intention of allowing their baby to be streamed that way, even as the service evolves over time. But then again, who knows what the future holds!
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