A few weeks ago, we reported on the shocking news that, according to a GDC listing, Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to Nintendo Switch. More recently, Liam Robertson hinted that Microsoft and Nintendo were partnering on something big in his video on Scalebound rumors. The latest development in this intriguing new partnership comes from Direct Feed Games, and it’s a bombshell!
According to their sources, Microsoft is working to create an Xbox app for Nintendo Switch. This app would eventually support the Netflix-style Xbox Game Pass service as well as Microsoft’s upcoming game streaming service, Project xCloud. In other words, lots of games that were previously Xbox exclusives would suddenly be available to Nintendo Switch players. Project xCloud, in particular, could hypothetically make it possible for Switch to run more graphically intensive games than the Nintendo hardware could normally handle.
You can check out Direct Feed Gaming’s video above for their full breakdown of the rumor, including the claim that Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to Switch.
Update: Game Informer is now saying that according to their sources Game Pass could be announced for Switch this year.