Microsoft has been making some pretty big moves over the past few years. While you can argue the fact that Microsoft might not have the biggest IP exclusives when it came to last-generation console platforms, it has been apparent that the Xbox company has been more accessible when it comes to its exclusives. We first saw this with the announcement of Xbox One exclusives also coming to Microsoft Windows 10 PCs.
That alone was a huge move for PC gamers as it eliminated the need for additional hardware just to play a few video game titles. However, they weren’t done as they continued to acquire studios to flesh out their first-party lineup. That means in this generation of gaming we will see plenty of Xbox exclusives. Fortunately, you’ll also find that Microsoft is making these games even more accessible than before with the likes of the Game Pass. Xbox has introduced this service a good while ago but if you don’t recall what it offers, Game Pass provides a massive catalog of titles to enjoy.
Players can download these games on their Xbox consoles and PC platforms. Although, more recently the service has been brought out with cloud gaming in mind. For instance, players can log into their Game Pass account and stream a good portion of titles through the web browser. That was something android smartphone and tablet owners could do as well. Now this service has opened up with iOS being available with the iPhone and iPad devices. Still, if you prefer a controller to play these games then you’re still in luck.
Microsoft has an iOS-compatible Xbox Backbone One controller which will connect to your phone in landscape mode. This is also paired up with the Razer Kishi as being an alternative controller for players to use on their iPhone. While both will run you $100, it will come with a three-month trial to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service which would allow Xbox cloud gaming through the Safari web browser.