Microsoft and Google will offer their services for the games "xCloud" and "Stadia" (in order) soon, however it seems that we will not see either of the two applications in the app store for iPhone or iPad devices, due to Apple's refusal to list them in its store. .
According to a Business Insider report, the reason is due to the violation of Apple's app store policies, as Microsoft's XCloud and Google's Stadia provide access to more than 100 games through their two apps. The two apps and their content are approved by Apple before iPhone or iPad users agree to download them.
And since each company does not send each game separately, but rather the entire application, Apple blocks applications that allow access to those games.
While applications can be reviewed, none of the games offered by either of them can be reviewed, and this is where the problem arises, as an Apple spokesperson explains that "the App Store has been created to be a safe and reliable place for customers to discover and download applications, and a great business opportunity for all developers." .
He adds that "before listing the applications on our store, they are reviewed to ensure that they apply the guidelines and policies of the company, which aim to protect customers and provide a fair and equal place for all developers."
And Apple allows broadcasting applications - such as Netflix and Spotify - to be present in the App Store, and says that they are different from gaming applications even when they include interactive content, as the content is visual or audio and not programmatic like games.
Hence, the only way in which both the XCloud or Stadia apps can be listed on the App Store is for Apple to somehow be able to approve all the games that are broadcast. And given that these games are not iOS games, it is possible that the current approval process will not be sufficient, which means that this is likely not to happen at all, and both services will remain exclusive to Android users.
In order to publish it on the Apple App Store, Facebook completely removed the games from the Facebook Gaming app, and Sherrill Sandberg, Facebook's operations manager, was very excited in her statement, which she shared with Business Insider, and said, "Unfortunately, we had to remove the gaming functions. Completely in order to get Apple's approval for the standalone Facebook gaming app, which means that iOS users have a lower quality experience than Android users. We continue our focus on building communities for the more than 380 million people who play games on Facebook every month, whether Apple allows it. In a standalone application or not. "
"After months of repeated postings and rejections by Apple, we had to completely remove instant games from the standalone app. We could spend about 6 months working permanently to meet Apple reviews," it said in a tweet on Friday. They cannot. "