If any user was waiting for the opportunity to play again Fortnite on your iPhone without the need to open the wallet, as TechMarkup reports that this is already possible. microsoft announced that the popular battle royale of Epic Games is already available in Xbox CloudGaming, your platform video game on the cloud.
Although the way to access Xbox Cloud Gaming is by paying the monthly subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, in the case of Fortnite they will make an exception because it is a free-to-play game (free video game). Therefore, no need to subscribe or pay any fee to enjoy it; it is completely free.
It is worth mentioning that Xbox Cloud Gaming is not the only one, nor is it the first alternative to play Fortnite through the cloud. Just last January, Nvidia GeForce Now included the Epic title as part of its compatible catalog. However, in this service there is no other way out than paying the price of your membership.
Another advantage of Xbox Cloud Gaming over Nvidia GeForce Now is its availability, as currently The service can be accessed in a large number of countries, including Argentina Y Mexico.
Free games are the priority of Xbox Cloud Gaming
Obviously, having Fortnite on Xbox Cloud Gaming means that it can be played on any other device where the platform has a presence, not just the iPhone. For example in an android phone or in one computer with Windows.
For those who have an older computer that can’t run Fortnite, Microsoft’s service can be their lifesaver, as game processing happens on external servers. Of course, It is recommended to have a good connection to Internet.
On the other hand, it is important to remember that, in the case of the iPhone, Xbox Cloud Gaming does not have a native application due to the limitations of the app store. However, the platform can be accessed through the browser Safari. Once inside, a shortcut can be added to the home screen.
According to Microsoft, this is just the first step in their strategy to increase the number of free-to-play games on Xbox Cloud Gaming.
“Today we hit another key milestone as we expand our business model to make the cloud available to more people in other ways, going beyond Xbox Game Pass to offer our first free title. In partnership with Epic, Fortnite is available through Xbox Cloud Gaming so fans can play on an iOS device, Android smartphone or tablet, or Windows PC via web browser. This is just the beginning for us: we will learn, we will implement the feedback and, over time, we will look to bring even more free titles to players through the cloud ”, Microsoft explains in its official statement.
The Fortnite application is still far from iPhone
At the moment, the only way to play Fortnite on an iPhone will be through the aforementioned cloud gaming services. This will stay that way until Manzana and Epic Games reach an agreement that ends their legal battle.
Mind you, it’s not like this will happen soon. During September of the previous year, those from Cupertino warned that, in case of resolving their differences with Epic Games, the battle royale it could take up to 5 years to return to the App Store.
“In light of this and other statements since the court’s decision, coupled with Epic’s past misleading conduct, Apple has exercised its discretion not to reinstate Epic’s developer program account at this time. Further, Apple will not consider any further refund requests until the district court’s ruling is final and unappealable.” Apple commented at the time.