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Rumor: Microsoft to Bring Game Pass and Published Games to Switch

Rumor: Microsoft to Bring Game Pass and Published Games to Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2019 / 1,845 Views

A new rumor has surfaced  from Direct Feed Games that are saying Microsoft plans to strengthen its partnership with Nintendo by bringing Game Pass and publishing some of its own titles on the Nintendo Switch as ports. Ori and the Blind Forest was specifically mentioned.

Microsoft's own Minecraft is available on just about every platform, so it isn't unheard of. However, Minecraft was not originally a Microsoft IP and was available on other platforms before Microsoft acquired developer Mojang. 

The report also mentions Microsoft could use the xCloud streaming service to bring Xbox One games to the Switch. The Switch is not powerful to run some of Microsoft's AAA titles, however, it could stream it over the internet.  Resident Evil 7 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been made available on the Nintendo Switch in Japan using streaming. 

Thanks GameInformer.

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Rafie (on 22 February 2019)

Titles like Cuphead and Ori were MADE to be on the Switch! This could set a huge precedent in the gaming community, if this is true. I'm interested in seeing how this plays out.

Azzanation (on 22 February 2019)

Its good to see the industry working together. Seeing games like Battletoads on Switch will make alot of gamers happy. MS really want to drop the console Wars. Hope they succeed.

SuperRetroTurbo (on 22 February 2019)

I called a team up with Nintendo and a major tech company years ago. But never did I think that company could potentially be Microsoft. The fit, in all seriousness, would be ideal for both parties but which one would benefit more? My guess is Microsofts platform and Nintendo financially.