Microsoft told employees it plans to release a browser-based app for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service next year that will get around Apple App Store rules: ‘We absolutely will end up on iOS’ (MSFT)

Summary List Placement Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer told employees at an all-hands meeting on Wednesday the company is planning to bring Game Pass to Apple’s iPhone and iPad, targeting 2021 for the potential release of a “direct browser-based solution,” Business Insider has learned. “We absolutely will end up on iOS,” Spencer told employees, according…

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Microsoft just joined Epic Games’ fight against Apple, with an Xbox leader arguing that banning the ‘Fortnite’ maker would hurt gamers and video game creators (MSFT, AAPL)

In mid August, the wildly popular game “Fortnite” got an update on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass app store digital payment systems: Instead of going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to “Fortnite” creator Epic Games. Apple and Google subsequently pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts and cited the update…

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