MSFTA gamer plays soccer title Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 on an Xbox console.Sezgin Pancar | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The company is betting the future of video games will be a subscription-based model where people pay a certain amount of money each month to get access to a plethora of titles.
Its Xbox Game Pass service does exactly that, offering access to a library of games developed both in-house and by third-party studios.
That’s mostly digital downloads, but last year streaming was added with Microsoft publicly releasing Xbox Cloud Gaming. The feature is sort of like a “Netflix for games,” allowing gamers to play games that are hosted on remote servers and then streamed to users over the internet.
Now, Microsoft is aiming to push its cloud gaming product to other platforms. It started rolling out Xbox Cloud Gaming to some users via a web browser on iPhones, iPads and PCs in April (Microsoft couldn’t launch a proper mobile app for