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Media: Microsoft is preparing to launch the Xbox Game Pass and a number of its games on the Switch

According to Direct Feed Games, Microsoft is going to introduce its services into the Nintendo ecosystem using cloud technologies.

A number of Western media outlets, including the Game Informer site , reported that Microsoft is working on an affiliate program with Nintendo. The company is going to introduce its services into the Switch ecosystem, and also release a number of its titles for the console.

Direct Feed Games reported that the Xbox Game Pass can be made available to Switch users via streaming. The author also mentioned the title of Ori and the Blind Forest.

Some studios owned by Microsoft, such as Ninja Theory and Obsidian, independently publish their games for Switch and other platforms. Microsoft itself is also a Minecraft publisher for the Nintendo console.

The author of the channel Direct Feed Games claims that Microsoft plans to use its cloud-based streaming technology Project xCloud to partner with Nintendo. Hypothetically, this will allow the Xbox One games to run on the Switch.

Sources Game Informer reported that the announcement of the launch of the Game Pass on the Switch could take place in 2019.

Nintendo is experimenting carefully with the introduction of streaming games on its console. Switch-versions of Resident Evil 7 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which are launched in the cloud, are already available in Japan.

Microsoft has promised to fully launch the Game Pass subscription service on a PC 

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