Apple wanted to have Google submit all the games individually in order to get Stadia onto iPhones/iPads but it didn’t help the situation at all. Though we won’t see that happening, the good news is a new webapp is coming to add Stadia to Safari.
According to a report from The Verge, this entire new setting is going to work in exactly the same fashion as how xCloud will be launched by Microsoft next year.
“Google on Thursday announced iOS support for its Stadia cloud gaming service, following in the footsteps of Microsoft in turning to the mobile web to circumvent Apple’s App Store restrictions. Google Says it has been building a progressive web app version of Stadia that will run in the mobile version of Apple’s Safari browser, similar to how Microsoft intends to deliver its competing xCloud service on iOS sometime next year.”
According to Google, they’ll be testing this new web app version of Stadia publicly in the coming weeks, beating Nvidia and Microsoft to the punch.
The news has arrived with Stadia celebrating its first anniversary, and Google in the midst of a special promotion coinciding with the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 launch.
“To celebrate the upcoming launch of CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, Google is also running a rather excellent promotion: preordering the game before December 10th or buying the released version before December 17th will get you a Stadia Premiere Edition bundle, which includes the Stadia controller and a Chromecast Ultra for streaming Stadia to a television. The promotion is just while supplies last, though, and Google isn’t saying how many units it will be giving out. So it’s perhaps a good idea to preorder early if you’re interested in making Stadia the platform you use to play Cyberpunk 2077.”
So, it’s probably the right time to get your pre-orders going.