Xbox expands 'Designed for Xbox' mobile gaming accessories to iOS

"With launch products from leading mobile accessories partners and more on the way, we can't wait to see where fans will take their gaming next."

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is bringing more Designed for Xbox accessories to iOS.
  • It has also announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available for everyone on iOS.

Microsoft has this week announced that it is expanding its 'Designed for Xbox' license to mobile accessories on iOS, with more products on the way.

In a release the company stated:

Today we're announcing the expansion of our Designed for Xbox mobile gaming accessories to iOS devices. And with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) becoming available today to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members on Windows 10 PCs and Apple phones and tablets via web browsers, we're making it easier to play the deepest, most immersive games whenever and wherever you choose. With launch products from leading mobile accessories partners and more on the way, we can't wait to see where fans will take their gaming next.

Devices already available with the new 'Designed for Xbox' tag include the Xbox Backbone one, which works on all iPhone models running iOS 13 or later, featuring buttons to capture gameplay and share it through the Backbone app.

There's also the Razer Kishi, which comes recommended by iMore as one of the best controllers going for Xbox Cloud gaming on iOS.

If you prefer to game with a regular Xbox controller, Designed for Xbox also includes Otterbox's brand new Power Swap Controller Batteries, which let you change your battery pack whilst playing without disconnecting your controller.

Microsoft confirmed yesterday that after a period of beta testing Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available to all users on iPhone and iPad.

Xbox Cloud Gaming-focused

Designed for Xbox iOS accessories

$100 at Razer (Razer Kishi) $100 at Amazon (Razer Kishi) $100 at Microsoft (Backbone One) $100 at Amazon (Backbone One) $60 at Microsoft (OtterBox Power Swap)

The iPhone is the latest console.

Not only is Xbox Cloud Gaming more widely available for iOS users, it also got a major boost with an upgrade to powerful Xbox Series X hardware and greater accessory support. The Designed for Xbox program is expanding again, and three new accessories make it easier to game on your iPhone.

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