Technology News: Microsoft could bring its Xbox Game Pass to Apple devices by 2021, according to a new report.
Business Insider reported, citing sources with “direct knowledge of his comments,” that games boss Phil Spencer told Microsoft employees at an all-hands meeting on Wednesday, “We will absolutely end up on iOS.”
Game Pass is a video game subscription service launched in 2017 where players pay $9.99 monthly to have access to a catalog of games from various publishers. Often compared to Netflix, Game Pass adds and withdraws games for certain periods of time.
It is available to Xbox and PC gamers, but with the launch of Project xCloud last month, Game Pass subscribers can now stream many of the service’s titles to their Android phones or tablets as well without the need for a console.
However, when xCloud was launched, it was clearly missing support for Apple devices in the form of the iPhone and iPad.
In this latest development, Spencer told employees that he is exploring getting Game Pass to iOS devices through their respective browsers, per the report.