[Rumor] Microsoft Might Bring Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch

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VG24/7 corroborated this news by saying they've heard whispers of Ori and Super Lucky's Tale coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Over the past year, it has become clear that Microsoft and Nintendo are getting very close.

This is not a totally outrageous statement, considering the details Microsoft unveiled on Project xCloud late past year. That comes years after Microsoft opened up cross-platform gameplay for Xbox One titles and introduced a "Play Anywhere" initative linking PC and Xbox One purchases and game progress. Meanwhile, Microsoft would also sell certain low-end first-party Xbox One games, like the Ori series, to the Switch directly, according to the rumors.

They even detail some of the planned projects, and it turns out that Microsoft is preparing an Xbox app for the Switch which will support both Xbox Game Pass and the upcoming streaming service xCloud. Xbox Game Pass would presumably work in much the same way.

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According to Windows Central, Microsoft allegedly looked into mending the two by bringing over the Xbox Game Pass, a subscription service that has seen massive amounts of success from gamers worldwide, to the PlayStation 4.

According to the YouTube channel Direct Feed Games, Microsoft is specifically looking at publishing Ori and the Blind Forest, which is now an exclusive for Windows 10 and Xbox platforms, on Switch. We have seen many such reports in the past of plenty of games which were launched exclusively for a particular platform and then made available for mobile platforms.

The website further states that one of Microsoft's three bigger franchises-Forza, Gears of War, or Halo-is also being considered for Switch, though in what form is unknown (port of a current generation title, port of an Xbox 360 title, exclusive spin-off, etc.). Nintendo has already used server-side game streaming to the Switch in Japan, so the concept isn't an entirely new one.

Spencer's dream has always been to expand the boundaries of gaming. Could Microsoft cut their losses in an ever increasingly costly hardware market and focus instead on becoming the Netflix of gaming?

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