Project xCloud, here’s how Microsoft brings Xbox games to iOS

After mirroring Android apps on Windows 10, Microsoft also shows Project xCloud, the cloud-based gaming service that will stream Xbox games to iPhone and iPad.

It may arrive by the end of the year, and the magic behind playing Xbox games on iOS is soon said: titles are not played locally on iPhone and iPad, but through the cloud, which is why you do not need particularly high technical features to play a video game.

At the moment, Microsoft has limited the experience of some Xbox games to Windows PCs, while very few iOS applications offer the mobile user the Xbox experience. Among these, the Xbox Live app, while soon iPhone and iPad players could enjoy the cross platform support, to challenge players of other Microsoft platforms.

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Originally announced in October, Project xCloud is a streaming-based gaming system where games are played in the cloud and sent via streaming and in real time to the user device, such as the smartphone.

This will allow you to enjoy on smartphones and tablets the same graphics as a traditional console. The concept of cloud-based streaming is not new, and is at the heart of Nvidia’s OnLive, GeForce Now, and other systems.

Microsoft has already demonstrated the potential of the xCloud Project with Forza Horizon 4, one of the best graphics games currently available on the market, running on an Android smartphone, which in turn is connected to an Xbox controller via Bluetooth.

Despite the perfect success of the streaming, Microsoft has been keen to point out that “Project xCloud” is not a substitute for traditional gaming consoles, but that it will provide a seamless gaming experience between different devices. The company highlights how the user can, with xCloud, decide to start a single-player campaign on one console, then continue it from another location, or play on the move, or continue the game in another room when the TV in the living room is busy.

More information on xCloud will be shared by Microsoft in the coming months, with the technology giant that will soon open the service in public test phase, later in 2019.