Google’s cloud gaming service is lastly coming to iOS, with the general public testing scheduled to roll out within the coming weeks, the corporate introduced. Google Stadia, nevertheless, just isn’t coming to iOS as a standalone app and can as an alternative be a progressive internet app that can run on any cell browser together with Apple’s personal Safari. Microsoft additionally intends to launch its xCloud streaming service in the same method subsequent yr. Apart from Microsoft and Google, Nvidia has additionally made a beta internet app model of its GeForce Now cloud gaming service out there on iOS.
Google made the announcement as its cloud gaming service turned one. The announcement, made through the corporate Stadia Twitter deal with, mentioned that the primary part of iOS help is coming to Stadia. “Stay tuned for more,” the tweet mentioned. The firm had launched Stadia on Google Play Store for Android gadgets final yr itself. The purpose behind firms like Google and Microsoft not bringing their cloud gaming platforms as a standalone app on iOS is because of Apple’s restrictions on software program that streams video games to the iPhone and iPad. Although Apple has loosened its restrictions after a lot criticism, it nonetheless requires firms to submit particular person video games for App Store evaluation.
As a part of its one yr anniversary, Google Stadia additionally introduced its first slate of free-to-play video games. Further, a State Share characteristic that enables gamers to share their factors with viewers or followers on social media can be launching in January subsequent yr, alongside the discharge of Hitman 3. Google additionally shared that it has launched greater than 80 new titles up to now 12 months and plans to take that quantity to 135 by the tip of 2020. The firm additionally mentioned that it has added greater than 100 options to Google Stadia since its launch in November 2019.