Epic Games CEO Praises Fortnite's iPhone Return xCloud

Epic Games CEO Praises Fortnite's iPhone Return xCloud

When Microsoft releases the Xbox Streaming stick, playing games on xCloud will become easy. According to reports, the device and its TV app will be available in less than a year. That's wonderful news for gamers who can't afford an Xbox One X or a PlayStation 5.

Microsoft said on Thursday that Fortnite would be available for free on its Xbox Cloud Gaming platform, allowing users to play the game on their iPhones and iPads. Naturally, there is a stipulation. The Xbox version of the game will be streamed over the cloud, resulting in certain quality sacrifices and increased latency. A Microsoft account is also required.

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, celebrates Fortnite's inclusion in xCloud by reminding everyone that it can be played on any device. An iPhone or iPad, for example.

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Since Epic decided not to give Apple a part of in-app purchases, Fortnite has been unavailable on Apple's platforms. The game is still missing from the App Store after a lengthy dispute involving Apple taking the L. Sweeney was not pleased, claiming that Apple had broken its word. So it's no surprise that he's excited about Fortnite's comeback to iPhone and iPad.

He then asked his Twitter followers what "ridiculous device" they'd used to play the game now that it's available on xCloud. The majority of the responses appear to come from iPhones and iPads.

Sweeney isn't the only one yelling about the Fortnite Apple news from the rooftops. In a not-so-subtle and very specific xCloud trailer, Microsoft promotes the battle royale's return to Apple devices. It appears to be the only game with its xCloud trailer, and the first platforms listed are the iPad and iPad OS, which is funny.

Apple customers appear to be having problems with performance. On their iPhone 11 Pro Max, one user complained that Fortnite is "very choppy." Another person mentioned iPad latency. Apart from concerns about Apple products, the rest of the responses are full of actual responses and some hilarious Photoshops.

The Steam Deck, Amazon Fire TV Cube, Google Nest Hub, and what appears to be the Oculus Quest 2 are all being used to play Fortnite. There are also Fortnite mock-ups on an ultrasound machine, a pregnancy test, and a calculator, all in the spirit of DOOM.

When Microsoft releases the Xbox Streaming stick, playing games on xCloud will become easy. According to reports, the device and its TV app will be available in less than a year. That's wonderful news for gamers who can't afford an Xbox One X or a PlayStation 5.

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