Nintendo Switch could feature Xbox Games Pass by end of 2019

Nintendo Switch could feature Xbox Games Pass by end of 2019

But Game Informer also cites its own sources as saying that Xbox Game Pass on Switch could be announced "this year".

All of this will supposedly be powered by Project xCloud, the upcoming game streaming service Microsoft is developing. The platform is running an NVIDIA GPU that's more than capable of running similar platforms on Android, where streaming gaming from remote PCs and servers has been proven many times over. Direct-Feed Games says that Microsoft will bring Games Pass to the Switch via a downloadable app that will allow support for Project Xcloud.

Some titles on Xbox Games Pass could struggle to run well on the Switch's inferior processor, and wouldn't be able to match the 4K capabilities of the Xbox One X.

A report by a Youtube channel suggests us that Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Game Pass service to Nintendo Switch.

Discussion about Microsoft and Nintendo's relationship has been rampant over the past week, with some people widly claiming that Scalebound could be revived for the system (though industry insider Liam Robertson does not think this is the case).

Having Xbox on Switch would make a whole lot of sense for both companies as Nintendo traditionally has failed to attract the demanding action- and racing-audience, where Microsoft is better. If so, it's not so far-fetched to imagine Microsoft games one day being played on a Sony console or Bravia TV.

The Game Pass service since its inception hasn't allowed for game streaming to be an option, favouring more traditional downloads, but the xCloud tech could make this a possibility. Nintendo could indeed be stepping into the virtual reality world! But getting Xbox-branded games and services onto other platforms would let the company bring in revenue from a much bigger pool of potential players-even if Microsoft's share of that revenue would be smaller than that directly from Xbox hardware. If rumors are to be believed, perhaps we should all get more used to that approach, even in the console space.

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