Microsoft says it has improved the show of its Xbox Cloud Gaming work connected the iPhone and iPad. The unreality crippled streaming service, formerly known arsenic xCloud, archetypal launched afloat connected iOS and iPadOS nearly a twelvemonth ago, accessible from the Safari web browser. While the web browser mentation isn’t arsenic afloat featured arsenic a dedicated app, Microsoft is present improving its show for Apple’s mobile devices contempt being unable to motorboat a standalone xCloud app.
Improvements see optimized video output connected iOS devices and optimized web information transmission to velocity up the responsiveness of Xbox Cloud Gaming. “You asked for a amended iOS experience, and arsenic a result, we person brought large show improvements to each supported iPhone and iPad devices,” explains Nicole Hilbert, merchandise manager astatine Xbox. “With these updates, you should person a smoother and much responsive gameplay experience.”
These “major show improvements” should besides trim input latency overall, oregon the hold betwixt you moving a thumbstick oregon pressing a fastener and that enactment appearing on-screen. Microsoft has been gradually improving Xbox Cloud Gaming implicit the past year, and the work is present powered afloat by custom Xbox Series X hardware.
Microsoft moved to 1080p and 60fps streams for Xbox Cloud Gaming past year, but the institution inactive doesn’t enactment 4K streaming similar galore of its rivals. Nvidia’s GeForce Now RTX 3080 tier has leapfrogged some Google Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming to present 4K HDR gaming astatine 60fps oregon 1440p astatine 120fps. It’s the champion illustration of crippled streaming close now, peculiarly if you’re playing connected rodent and keyboard and request the lowest latency possible.
Microsoft is presently working connected a dedicated Xbox app for TVs that volition let Xbox players to watercourse games without a console. Standalone streaming devices that you tin plug into a TV oregon show are besides planned, and it’s apt that we’ll spot the Xbox Cloud Gaming solution accrued erstwhile Microsoft is acceptable with its TV plans.