Gaming and streaming services like Xbox Cloud Streaming and
GeForce Now, that were previously only available on iOS web, can now be
accessed as apps on iOS devices. This is because Apple is allowing developers
to submit apps that contain all the games offered in their catalogue in one
place on the App Store.
Although earlier in 2020, Apple had opened the gates for these cloud gaming services in the App Store, it required all games offered via each service to be submitted and reviewed as standalone apps. The proposal couldn’t turn into a reality and therefore the present change is a significant one.
Apple has informed developers to comply with all App Store
Review Guidelines and that the host app must maintain “an age rating of the
highest age-rated content included in the app.”
In addition to that, developers will be able to provide users
with enhanced discovery options for their games. They will also have the opportunity to offer
mini-apps, mini-games, chatbots, and plug-ins within their apps, that can utilize
Apple’s In-App Purchase system to offer users paid digital content or