Subscribers will be able to download the Xbox Game Pass (beta) app from the Google Play Store from today and try around 30 titles via cloud streaming.
Xbox’s game streaming service is set to launch officially in 22 markets on September 15, when it will make around 100 titles available for Android devices.
“As we approach the launch of cloud gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15, we’re entering a limited beta period to ensure a smooth transition of the cloud gaming experience to the Xbox Game Pass app on Android,” a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge.
“Existing Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app users will get the opportunity to test a subset of the available titles as we ready the experience for broader availability next month.
“This limited beta is critical to providing the best possible experience for members at launch and should not be considered indicative of the final experience or library.”
Because Microsoft isn’t submitting each individual game to its review process, the app that enables access to those games is being blocked from publishing, Apple said.
In its own statement, Microsoft said it remained interested in making xCloud and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available on iOS devices and referenced the ESRB and other regional rating systems as proof Apple could make it happen.