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Apple Opens The Floodgates To Game Streaming Apps In Its Latest App Store Update

Posted on January 29, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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For quite a few years now, Apple has continued to rule with an iron fist when it comes to game streaming on its platform. And while apps like then-Stadia & Xbox Cloud Gaming were able to find a workaround to reach users on iOS, it was through unorthodox approaches and browser-based domains to make it possible. However, that is to change for the better come the latest App Store update that went live recently.

“Apple is introducing new options for how apps globally can deliver in-app experiences to users, including streaming games and mini-programs. Developers can now submit a single app with the capability to stream all of the games offered in their catalog,” it writes in the post. “Apps will also be able to provide enhanced discovery opportunities for streaming games, mini-apps, mini-games, chatbots, and plug-ins that are found within their apps.”

Previously, we saw this obstacle become a big concern for companies like Microsoft. “Apple stands alone as the only general purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass. And it consistently treats gaming apps differently,” it said then. But now this viewpoint can be done away thanks to the change of perspective by Apple most recently.

Of course, with Apple’s broad approach to gaming since the launch of the iPhone 15 it is understandable for the firm to bring open hands to developers & publishers moving forward. Although the newest line of devices can support playing games natively, the same cannot be said for the catalog of titles that are available through these services.

Around the same time, it was revealed that Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is planned to hit iOS come January 30th this Tuesday. You can read the full report by heading here.

What has you most excited for this new change of perspective by Apple?

Source: Apple

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