Apple has explained why it will not allow Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service to launch on iOS in its current form.
Yesterday, it was reported that Microsoft has cancelled the iOS test for xCloud over a month early. The test had reportedly already been limited to one game and 10,000 users.
Now Apple has revealed that these limits are because xCloud, and by extension Game Pass, would bring titles to iOS that have not been through the company's reviews process.
Game Pass offers subscribers over 100 games in a library that is regularly changing, with more games removed and added every month. Apple would require Microsoft to submit each game individually for review; until then, the app that enables access to this library is blocked.
In a statement to Business Insider, an Apple spokesperson said: "The App Store was created to be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers.