Microsoft’s gaming service makes the Fortnite experience possible on the iPhone
Amid the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, Fortnite (Fortnite), which has been officially removed from the App Store, is set to return to iPhone and iPad thanks to Microsoft. Based on what 9to5MacEpic Games’ popular Battle Royale is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service, writes Tom Warren. iPhone and iPad users can use Xbox Cloud Gaming through Safari.
This is the first time that a free game has made its way to the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. Court documents from Apple and Epic Games showed that the developer of Fortnite did not agree to distribute this game on Microsoft’s cloud service. Due to the disagreement between Apple and Microsoft, the Xbox Cloud Gaming service is not offered in the App Store, and users of Apple devices must use Safari to use its web version.
Xbox Cloud Gaming has been generally well received and Microsoft has made many improvements to Xbox Cloud Gaming since its official launch.
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If you want to experience Fortnite through cloud servers on iPad and iPhone, there is another solution. Nvidia also offers Fortnite in the GeForce Now gaming service.
Whether Apple will re-add Fortnite to the App Store is a question that will take time to answer; However, the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games is expected to continue for years, and we will probably not see Fortnite return to the App Store during this process. The App Store considers the initial court ruling a victory for the App Store, but both companies have appealed.
Microsoft says its cloud gaming service is available on devices running iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 or later. Other prerequisites include 10 Mbps Internet and USB or Bluetooth controller.
Fortnite Experience via Xbox Cloud Gaming requires no installation or subscription.