Xbox Game Pass may finally come to iPhone – but there is a big catch


What a difference a month makes. In August, it was revealed that Microsoft would not bring its project xCloud after iOS, as Apple’s App Store ban meant that each game would be reviewed individually.

Now Apple has partially relied on it. The App Store guidelines have been updated to explicitly allow the choice of game passes and stadiums, but with a larger catch. Although the streaming service may have a central ‘catalog app’ for selecting games, streaming any title will require its own dedicated app to make your home screen a little more crowded.