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Microsoft updates Xbox Cloud Gaming to reduce input lag on iOS

Since final June, Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming service has been on iOS gadgets, however for a lot of iPhone and iPad homeowners, the expertise wasn’t as much as what the corporate supplied on different platforms. On Monday, nonetheless, Microsoft introduced it had carried out a collection of enhancements that may enhance efficiency on all iPhone and iPad gadgets. On the time, it didn’t present particulars on the work it had performed, noting solely they might result in a “smoother and extra responsive gameplay expertise.”

However following an e-mail from Engadget, Microsoft has shared extra particulars on the replace. The corporate says it optimized video output and community knowledge transmission on iOS gadgets. It additionally discovered a method to cut back general enter lag. Since enter lag is one thing that may simply take you out of a recreation, the work Microsoft did there ought to be simply noticeable.

One of many tough issues about Xbox Cloud Gaming on iOS is that Microsoft is compelled to supply it by Safari, versus a devoted app, as a consequence of Apple’s insurance policies on . Browser APIs have come a great distance up to now few years, however an online expertise nonetheless isn’t an alternative to a local app.

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