The Switch doesn’t have enough power to run Xbox One games but in conjunction with the Project xCloud streaming service Microsoft has already made it clear that it wants Xbox games on every digital device on the planet – and that includes rival consoles.
YouTube channel Direct-Feed Games was one of the first to suggest that negotiations were ongoing, while insider Liam Robertson has suggested that Microsoft and Nintendo are ‘working on big things together’. While Minecraft is already on the Switch, as it is on all formats, many were surprised when Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was also recently announced for Nintendo’s console.
Other games that can run on the Switch will also be making their way to the console, including acclaimed Metroidvania title Ori And The Blind Forest – and potentially its forthcoming sequel. Gamer Informer, which first suggested that Nintendo was looking to revive a ‘dead and buried’ franchise. We expect Microsoft and Nintendo to make a joint annoucement later this year.