Rumor: Microsoft to Launch Xbox App & GamePass for the Nintendo Switch

Posted on February 21, 2019 by Colin Ferguson

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In a bold move by both Nintendo and Microsoft, the Xbox App & GamePass will be available on the Nintendo Switch in the coming future.

According to a YouTube video from “DirectFeed Games,” these additions will be coming sometime in 2019. As part of the deal to put these additions onto the Switch, Microsoft has agreed to publish more games for the Switch. Microsoft will start by putting their exclusive indie titles of “Ori” to the Nintendo Switch. On top of all of this, Microsoft will also be bringing the “Project xCloud” to the Nintendo Switch.

“Forza Horizon 3” being played through Project xCloud. Credit to Microsoft.

Shown off last E3, Microsoft wowed the crowd by showing Forza Horizon 3 being played on a mobile phone. Project xCloud will give Switch owners the ability to stream a litany of Xbox games, which include games that the Switch wouldn’t normally be able to handle given its native specs.

This is a massive step for both Microsoft and Nintendo as the Switch becomes a more of a powerhouse console and Microsoft has proven itself to be a big purveyor of “games as a service.” Microsoft has only improved their brand and looks to make a big splash this coming E3, where it is rumored that we will see the “Xbox Scarlett” console.

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My name is Colin Ferguson, but you can just call me Ferg. Writer and Content Creator for everything Nintendo and competitive Super Smash Bros. Grew up a Nintendo fanboy and now I'm a Nintendo fanman.