News Xbox's Phil Spencer Discusses 'Building Towards' New Storefront That'll Rival Apple & Google
"I think it’s a huge opportunity"
Xbox has made it clear that mobile and cloud gaming is an area the brand needs to properly expand into, with Microsoft hoping that the ongoing ActiBlizz deal can help in that field. Another way that the team feels it can push into mobile is by opening up a new storefront on that platform, something that Xbox boss...
News Xbox Adds Apple TV+ & Apple Music As Game Pass Ultimate Perks
Get multiple free months!
Update: Well, it's official! Apple TV+ and Apple Music+ are now showing in the Xbox Game Pass Perks library for Ultimate members, with three months of free access on offer for each service. Full regional details have not been provided, but we can verify these Perks are at least available in the UK. Original story: It...
News Xbox's New Mobile Store Will Aim To 'Shift Consumers Away' From Apple & Google
"Xbox will seek to scale the Xbox Store to mobile..."
Tucked into Microsoft's response to the whole UK CMA Activision Blizzard deal (yep, it's still ongoing!), the company has revealed more details on a planned Xbox mobile store, which will attempt to pry users away from the existing iOS and Android storefronts. According to the statement, the plan...
Rumour Apple 'Poaching' Xbox Engineers To Potentially Make A Video Game Console
"I've heard that for ages..."
Here's a crazy rumour to start off the week! It was mentioned by Windows Central reporter Jez Corden on the latest episode of The Xbox Two podcast that Apple might be "poaching" Xbox engineers to make its own games console. Jez says he's been hearing this for a while, although he admits the sourcing on the information...
News Did You Know? You Can Now Join FaceTime Calls From Your Xbox
Thanks to Apple & Microsoft Edge
For the longest time, you could only ever join FaceTme calls if you owned an Apple device like an iPhone or iPad, but it's now possible to join them on a whole array of devices — and that even includes Xbox consoles. This is due to the recent ability for iOS users to create "Facetime Links", which can then be sent...
News Apple Devices Now Support The Xbox Series X Wireless Controller
iOS 14.5 is live
Apple has rolled out its latest update for iOS - meaning its devices now support Xbox Series X|S controllers. As highlighted by Microsoft's Jason Ronald, it's the best way to enjoy remote play and xCloud on iOS devices. iOS 14.5 has also added support for Sony's PlayStation 5 controller. To pair your Xbox controller with an Apple...
News Xbox Cloud Gaming For iOS Coming Soon, According To Phil Spencer
Good news for Apple users
Although it's had to overcome a series of hurdles to make it happen, Xbox Cloud Gaming is, in fact, on its way to iOS devices. As of last month, it was apparently "not very far away", so what's the latest? Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, last week reassured a fan that Xbox hasn't forgotten about iOS support for xCloud and that...
News The New Xbox Series X Controller Will Soon Be Usable On iOS Devices
Just in time for Project xCloud to come to Apple
It seems the Xbox Series X|S controller is available to use on everything but the kitchen sink these days, and now Apple will soon be updating its iOS to support the controller and a wide range of its devices. As reported by The Verge, the iOS 14.5 update - which is available to beta testers -...
News Apple Devices Will Add Xbox Series X Controller Support In Future Update
No word on when it will be available
Microsoft and Apple might not be on the best terms in recent times, but there's still some level of cooperation. Apple says the tech giants are currently "working together" to bring Xbox Series X controller support to its devices. Right now, iOS and iPadOS devices do not officially support Microsoft's new...
News Apple TV Might Be Coming To Xbox In The Near Future
Some testers have reportedly been given access
Microsoft and Apple might be in disagreement about bringing Xbox Cloud Streaming to iOS devices, but it nevertheless looks like Apple TV could be making its way to Xbox consoles soon. According to Windows Central, multiple testers have contacted the outlet to verify that they've been given access to an...
News Xbox Adds Remote Play To New Mobile App For Apple Devices
But it's limited to a few participants for now
Update: According to Xbox Senior Program Manager Harrison Hoffman, the iOS Beta is already full: "And it looks like our iOS Beta is full! Apologies to those who didn't manage to get in. We genuinely appreciate the interest and look forward to getting this app into your hands soon!" Original story:...
News Phil Spencer: We're Committed To Bringing Xbox Game Pass To Apple Phones
"We'll continue the conversations"
Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service launched last week for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate customers on Android, but iPhone and iPad users have so far been unable to take advantage. That's because Apple's App Store rules have reportedly made it impossible for Microsoft to integrate the service on the platform, and...
News Xbox Criticises New Apple App Store Rules For Cloud Gaming
“This remains a bad experience for customers"
Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service officially launches next Tuesday for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate customers on Android, but iPhone and iPad users will unfortunately be out of luck. Apple's App Store rules have reportedly made it impossible for Microsoft to integrate Project xCloud so far,...
News Apple Can't Block Epic's Unreal Engine, Rules Judge
"The record shows significant potential damage..."
Microsoft stepped into the ongoing drama between Epic Games and Apple this past weekend by filing a statement in support of Epic's request to keep access to the Apple SDK for its Unreal Engine, and in a temporary restraining order, a judge has now ruled in favour of Epic in that regard (via The...
News Microsoft Files Statement In Support Of Epic Games Against Apple
Relating to Unreal Engine
Microsoft has stepped into the battle between Epic Games and Apple, filing a statement in support of the former and explaining that Apple's support of Epic's Unreal Engine is critical for gamers and developers. The conflict between Epic and Apple began back in mid-August when Fortnite released an update that bypassed Apple...
Random Xbox Fans Are Pointing Out The Irony In This Apple Gaming Advert
It's all to do with Project xCloud
Remember all that kerfuffle about Project xCloud and Apple a couple of weeks ago? Microsoft traded blows with the company about bringing the service to iOS, with Microsoft ultimately criticising Apple as being "the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like...