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Xbox Cloud Streaming will “absolutely” be on iOS, PC & consoles

Xbox Cloud Streaming “absolutely will end up on iOS” in addition to Windows PC and consoles, Xbox head Phil Spencer has asserted.

First, a report from Business Insider states that Spencer told Microsoft employees that Game Streaming via Xbox Game Pass “absolutely will end up on iOS,” potentially using a “direct browser-based solution” to bypass any hurdles established by platform owner Apple.

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Next, Spencer himself has taken to Twitter to confirm that Xbox Game Streaming is planned for traditional platforms including Windows PC and other consoles.

“Yes, we want to do this,” Spencer said when asked. “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.”

xCloud — or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Cloud Streaming or just Xbox Cloud Streaming because we’re not entirely sure what to call it at this point — launched last month in a number of regions. While Australia wasn’t one of those regions, Spencer is confident we’ll have the feature early next year.

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