Everything indicates that 2020 will be a very important year for the implementation and development of the new cloud gaming, with the goal of getting the best games to any device, anywhere.
Now, after being available for Android for some time, Microsoft has finally decided to give iOS device users access to the Project xCloud service testing phase.
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Project xCloud comes to iOS but you will hardly be able to test the service!
Although it has been made official for iOS, it will be virtually impossible to be able to test the service before it is officially launched.
Microsoft is launching this testing phase through Apple’s TestFlight platform, however it is limited to 10,000 registrations. It has not yet been confirmed whether this limit is only in the initial phase, or whether it will remain unchanged until the end of the testing phase.
In addition, it is also important to note that it is only available in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
Microsoft wants to threaten the domain of Google Stadia, but is in no hurry
Contrary to Google’s strategy, which went through launching Stadia as quickly as possible for the largest number of users, Microsoft is implementing a more restrained strategy.
Still without an official release date revealed, we only know that it should arrive during the second half of the year. However, during this testing phase, they have already made it clear that they want to ensure that Project xCloud will be able to offer the best gaming experience possible.
To do this, they are focusing on ensuring perfect performance with 720p (HD) resolution, instead of immediately launching to 1080p (Full HD) and 4K.
I remind you that Google Stadia already supports the stream of 4K games, but continue to present several problems.
With regard to the games available, they already have a list of more than 50 games, which is quite impressive for a service that is still in the testing phase.
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