Gamers are now able to play Halo on their iPhones without even needing a console

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Gamers will soon be able to play gaming megahit Halo on their phones without the need of a console.

All a Halo fan will need is the new Xbox app which is currently in public testing mode - you simply need to register in order to get access to the service before it is fully rolled out.

Early testing of the new service began on Android in late-2019 but 'Project Xcloud' has this recently become available for iOS users as well.

While Microsoft are initially only testing their iOS service with 'Halo: The Masterchief Collection', they do expect plenty of other titles to be available once the service is officially launched.

Now you'll be able to play one of the most iconic games in history anytime and anywhere - granted you have an Xbox controller to plug your phone into, of course.

Explaining the new innovation on their website, Xbox stated:

"With Project xCloud (Preview) players can play Xbox games on their mobile phone or tablet directly from the cloud, including favourites such as Devil May Cry 5, Tekken 7, Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, and many more - no waiting for downloads."

Andrew O'Hara of tech website AppleInsider has already had the opportunity to test the beta project was pleasantly surprsied with his experience.

"While we gamed, the experience felt very smooth and natural - not at all like we were streaming the entire game. Occasionally we saw a small amount of lag, but nothing that was a deal-breaker and this will hopefully be corrected post-beta.

"Most of our testing was done by playing social online multiplayer matches using our iPhone, though of course, this all works on our iPad Pro as well."

According to reports in The Sun, a full rollout is expected sometime 'later this year'.

Either way, being able to slay some grunts with 'Masterchief' while sitting on the bus or the train sounds like a pretty sweet deal and we simply can't wait.

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