Earlier this year, Microsoft added Project xCloud gaming streaming to Xbox Game Pass. This came out after a lengthy alpha testing period, but even though game streaming is part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate package, it’s only available on Android devices.
It’s not come to iOS yet, due to Apple’s rules regarding App Store distribution, but the question hovers over platforms such as when it will come to Xbox One and PC.
Microsoft has talked about platform-agnostic game streaming plenty of times in the past. As it turns out, this current focus on Android doesn’t necessarily mean that mobile streaming is going to be the only option from here on out. In fact, in a new tweet, Xbox chief Phil Spencer says that streaming to Xbox and PC is something that Microsoft wants to pursue in the future.
— The Man About Tech #VypNation (@Vyyyper) October 6, 2020
“Yes, we want to do this,” Spencer said in reply to if streaming to consoles and PC could happen at some point. “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 gamepass feature.”
We’ll see what happens from here, but at some point in the future, we could very well see the game streaming component of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate come to consoles and PC, logically it make sense, being able to take the console on the go – but we’ll see.