Microsoft & Nintendo Rumored To Work On Joint Project, Details Claimed To Come In The Fall

Posted on April 11, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While both Microsoft & Nintendo are respected competitors in the video game industry, the two firms in the past did illustrate to establish a marketing deal between the two. In that, the Xbox and Nintendo Switch companies both welcomed cross-play to Minecraft that bridged its isolated communities together. With the “Survive Together” slogan, both firms took a jab at Sony Interactive Entertainment at the time where the company was not open to cross-play.

There were also discussions of Nintendo previously being handed publishing rights for a cancelled Xbox project, Scalebound. But, the project never came to fruition from the initial rumor that surfaced. However, the relationship between both Microsoft and Nintendo is suspected to prosper in a new established joint project between the pair of console holders.

In a tweet from @Shpeshal_Ed, the co-founder of Xbox Era, there is a supposed arrangement that Xbox & Nintendo is working on that gained some traction. But, word on such is told to be issued in due time later this fall.

As for what the proposed ambition might be from Microsoft & Nintendo is unsure. Possibly a collaborated game or more than that. Some users anticipate that Xbox Game Pass is to face a potential debut on the Nintendo eShop. In the past, Nintendo Insider did report that the monthly subscription service was to hit the Nintendo Switch and this could be the calling sign for such. Howbeit, take the speculation as conjecture for the time being.

There is some retaliation to that. Previously, Xbox lead Phil Spencer did comment that Xbox Game Pass on Nintendo Switch & PlayStation 4 is not a priority for the service’s future. “I love the Switch, I love PlayStation, honestly, […] I’m not sure that those are the next big set of users for us,” Spencer explained.

In discussion for Xbox Game Pass on other platforms, there is talks of the service coming to Steam. Known leaker Tyler McViker, he issues that Valve is pushing to bring the service to the PC storefront. You can read the full report by heading here.

What do you think this deal is if it happens to be true?

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