Xbox Cloud Gaming, which includes a Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, has always been strong. However, subscribers have access to the full Xbox Game Pass library on all Xbox consoles, including iOS and Windows, tablets, and laptops, as well as Xbox consoles. However, the opportunity to do bigger things has always been there, and Xbox Cloud Gaming is now taking that step. Fortnite is now free to play via Xbox Cloud Gaming, and no subscription required.
iOS users may play Fortnite for free right now by visiting Xbox.com/Play via their mobile or tablet''s browser. No installation of Fortnite itself or an Xbox Cloud Gaming app is required. Fortnite is completely for free to anyone with an iOS device and an internet connection.
While the situation itself is exciting, it''s probable that Fortnite is once more available on iOS devices. Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against Apple for its closed garden marketplace and required 30% payment on all monetization, but Fortnite has been removed from the Apple App Store. Even those who previously had Fortnite installed are forced to use the old version of the game, as upgrades aren''t permitted. This announcement, however, has resulted in a return for iOS users.
Fortnite on iOS may be the bigger news, but Xbox Cloud Gaming is also transferring in an unexpected direction. It''s possible that other games will be accessible soon, whether it''s just free-to-play games or even premium games. It''s an exciting future for the cloud-based platform.
The partnership between Xbox and Epic Games raises some questions about the financial side of the situation. Epic Games understood it would be barred from iOS when it filed its lawsuit, implying that it was comfortable avoiding the platform due to its 30% fees. Perhaps Xbox offered a more lucrative fee for the use of Xbox Cloud Gaming''s platform.
Fortnite players can see how the game works on iOS, Windows devices, and Xbox consoles, and if they enjoy the experience, they may consider a subscription to access more Xbox Cloud Gaming games via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.