The future of the video game abandons the iPhone and stays on Android


In recent months we have talked with more and more frequency about streaming video games, a promising technology that is postulated as the best option to play titles of the highest graphic quality on your smartphone.

Of course, as long as your smartphone is Android because today the iPhone is banned from this futuristic technology that little by little we like it more and more.

Video game streaming remains exclusive on AndroidA few days ago we learned how the XCloud test program was coming to an end (although you can still play until September 11) and that it will be included in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate program, a subscription service that today offered a catalog of more than 100 games for Xbox and PCs with Windows 10 and Xbox Live Gold. At no extra cost, Microsoft has managed to create an authentic Netflix of the video game.

The option to stream remains only on Android, yes. Although Microsoft's ambition regarding streaming is to be able to turn any device into an Xbox, it seems that for now the iPhone is left out of this future.


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iCloud had a test program on iOS similar to that of Android, with the difference that, while on Android we could all test it with more than 100 games, on iOS the test was limited to 10,000 users and it was only possible to play « Halo, the Master Chief Collection ».

Once the test program is finished, iPhone and iPad users are left without iCloud, and the reason would have been Apple's policies with its App Store, which in one way or another prevents competition from third-party gaming platforms in the iPhone.

This is not an isolated case, and although Google Stadia is on the iPhone, it is nothing more than an application to manage our content and does not allow streaming. The same goes for Nvidia's GeForce Now, which is neither there nor expected.



Apple's ecosystem today is very complete and competitive, with interesting exclusive services such as Apple Arcade, but these protectionist policies towards its environment ultimately limit the innovation of its ecosystem. In this sense, even if Google also decided to shoot itself in the foot, innovation would come from alternative stores.

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