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Xbox Game Pass is coming to iOS devices

The Xbox Game Pass is open for beta testing on iOS devices for players to enjoy their games without a console or computer.

Xynthea Ong

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Published: 22 April 2021, 4:09 PM

The Xbox Game Pass will be added to iOS in the form of an invitation-only beta from Apr 20, Microsoft announced. 

The Xbox Game Pass, also known as Xbox Cloud Gaming or xCloud, is a video game subscription service that grants players access to a variety of Xbox console and PC game titles. 

Previously only available on Android, iOS players will soon be able to enjoy Xbox games without a console or a computer. They can also switch between their iPhones or consoles while playing their games.  

It is currently unclear when the beta will be closed.

In the announcement, Microsoft’s head of xCloud, Catherine Gluckstein, explained that they will send out invites to players in all 22 supported countries to evaluate the feedback given and continue improving the experience and adding support for more devices. 

They aim to open up to all members in the upcoming months so that more people will have the opportunity to play Xbox in new ways.

There are currently over 100 games available on the Xbox Game Pass such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Gears 5, Ori and the Blind Forest, and more. Selected game titles might differ in availability between Android and iOS users.


More games including The Sims 4, Star Wars Squadrons and Jedi Fallen Order will be made available if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. PHOTO CREDITS: MICROSOFT


In order to use the Xbox Game Pass, players are required to download the Xbox Game Pass app from the app store. Although the app is free for download, one needs to purchase a subscription service in order to access the games. 

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a higher tier subscription level than the Xbox Game Pass, costs US$14.99 (S$19.90). However, prices may vary once the Xbox Game Pass has been officially released after the beta testing.

It is recommended for iOS players to use an external controller since only a few games feature touch control. 

In order to use the Xbox Game Pass, iOS devices have to be iOS 12.0 or later. Make sure that you have enough storage as the app takes up 98.2 MB.

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