Gurman Story on Apple’s App Store Ban on Game Streaming Services From Back in March

Mark Gurman tweeted a reminder of this story he reported back in March:

Cloud gaming services, where users stream games live over the internet, are growing in popularity, especially as faster fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless networks proliferate. The new offerings from Microsoft, Nvidia and Google are cloud streaming-based, while Apple Arcade is not. Those other services are found on the Android operating system, which powers 2.5 billion devices worldwide. Among the popular games found there, and missing from iOS, are Red Dead Redemption 2, Gears of War 5 and Destiny 2.

Asked about the challenge of reaching iPhone and iPad users with the chipmaker’s GeForce Now service, an Nvidia spokesperson said: “Ask Apple.”

Bloomberg got the same boilerplate statement from Apple then that Business Insider got last week about Xbox Game Pass.

Sunday, 9 August 2020