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Xbox Game Pass is Coming to Nintendo Switch, Report Suggests

25 February, 2019, 11:13 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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Microsoft and Nintendo's relationship is strong, recently allowing for crossplay on games such as Minecraft. Indies - especially indie platformers - are a hit on the system, and were it not an exclusive for Microsoft, I could see the game doing very well on the Switch.

GameInformer, citing information from the publication of Direct Feed Games reports that Microsoft plans to release the entire game Pass catalog of games on the Switch. While there isn't any solidifying evidence to go off of, we do have many "inside sources" saying that there is strong on-going discussion about the matter now being conducted.

And Windows Central reported that it has heard for nearly a year that Microsoft has been aiming to bring Xbox Game Pass to Switch, and even PlayStation 4.

On top of that, Microsoft would also be publishing several titles natively for Nintendo Switch, such as Ori and the Blind Forest and Super Lucky's Tale.

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Short answer? No. Right now there hasn't been any information pointing to a possible port for BioWare's new sci-fi adventure making the jump to the Nintendo Switch. The app would act as a conduit to both the Xbox Games Pass and the future Project Xcloud.

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.

Game Informer sources have suggested that the announcement of Xbox Game Pass for Switch could come as soon as this year. And since Microsoft doesn't sell a whole lot of consoles in Japan (it's virtually non-existent there), it would also be a great way for them to reach audiences that traditionally don't play Xbox.

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