Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard more and more rumors about a relationship between Microsoft and Nintendo in the stages of being built.
That relationship was rumored to be revolving around Xbox Game Pass, which should have brought Xbox games from both old and current gen to the Nintendo Switch platform.
Anyway, based on the latest intel, it doesn’t look like this is happening anymore.
Thurrott’s Brad Sams has indeed shared a brand new video a few hours ago, claiming he’s heard this is not happening at all.
“There has been a lot of talk out there about Game Pass on the Switch. I’m hearing from multiple sources that is not happening. Let me qualify, that is definitely not happening in the near term,” he said.
“I can’t ever say never, because Microsoft wants Game Pass on TVs, they want it on PCs, they want it on Xbox, they want it everywhere with their XCloud stuff, but as of right now I am hearing from multiple people that it isn’t coming to the Switch.”
Sams is rather clear in detailing how this isn’t happening “anytime soon” but also how things could change over time.
At this stage, should this report be accurate, we could also think Microsoft is ‘simply’ working on bringing several of its titles on Switch.
Ori and the Blind Forest has been reported to be one of those, Super Lucky’s Tale could be a good fit, and so on, just as it happened on Nintendo 3DS.
That could be considered a way to start with this cooperation, after the work done on cross-platform play, perhaps leading to more in the future.