Microsoft isn’t happy with Apple’s terms and conditions that dictate how xCloud works in the iOS App Store.
While previously game streaming services were not allowed at all in the App Store, a new update to the Apple Terms of Service is changing, but it does include some potentially untrustworthy caveats.
For one, Apple says that every game available on a streaming service must have its own page in the App Store. In addition, the games must be purchased directly from the App Store rather than the streaming service itself. Not to mention the 30% fee Apple charges on every purchase ̵
“This remains a bad experience for customers,” the statement said. “Players want to jump straight into a game from a curated catalog in an app, just like they do with movies or songs, rather than having to download over 100 apps to play individual games from the cloud. We strive to be players to bring about. ” To be at the center of everything we do and providing a great experience is the core of this mission. “
It’s not clear whether Microsoft intends to align with Apple’s guidelines on streaming services. It could just go on without the App Store support, but the financial disadvantage is easy to imagine. xCloud will exit beta testing for a full launch of Xbox Game Pass on September 15th.
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