For video game fans who have an iPhone, the game offering is quite extensive. The App Store is full of great games, and for those who prefer to pay a monthly subscription and enjoy a catalog of games free of ads or in-app purchases and curated by Apple, there is Apple Arcade.
Over time, the world of gaming on the iPhone has become impressive, especially with the arrival of the iPhone 15 Pro and AAA titles, it still can’t completely match what traditional consoles can offer. However, the arrival of game streaming apps on the App Store could change this forever.
A world of new possibilities for video games on Apple devices
Until now, services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now They could offer their services on the iPhone, but only through a web application. This was because Apple did not allow companies like Microsoft and Nvidia to offer game streaming apps through the App Store, as they could not go through the App Store review process. However, with the changes at Apple due to EU regulations, it is now Apple has announced that it will make game streaming applications available on the App Store globally.
Essentially, any app that offers what are known as “mini-programs” will now be able to be reviewed and approved in the App Store, fulfilling a wish that developers have expressed for years.
Fewer impediments to playing Xbox Cloud Gaming on iPad
Do you remember that a few months ago we wrote an article in which we explained how to play Xbox cloud games from the iPad? To do this we had to make a shortcut to place the direct link to the Xbox Cloud Gaming website on the iPad home screen. Well, this will no longer be necessary because Xbox, and other game developers, will be able to either have their own alternative game stores, or direct us to their website to make the payment (if it is paid) or directly downloading the service.
Microsoft and Nvidia, what’s up with them?
Now, all eyes are on Microsoft, Nvidia and other companies in the industry gaming to see how long it will take them to adapt their existing web application services and turn them into real, native applications that can be distributed through the App Store. It should also be remembered that Netflix, which has recently begun offering video games on its platforms, is probably eager to take advantage of this change to expand its offerings and reach an even broader audience of users on key Apple devices such as the iPhone and the iPad.
For video game lovers who are immersed in the Apple ecosystem, this will surely be excellent news. Over time, we will see which are the first companies to offer access to their streaming video games on Apple devices.