This week in online game information has been dominated by rumors and stories about Microsoft and Nintendo teaming up in 2019 for some fairly massive stuff.- Advertisement -
It all began on February 21, when Direct-Feed Games revealed that Microsoft is bringing Xbox Game Pass and an Xbox app to the Nintendo Switch this 12 months. Not lengthy after this report surfaced, just a few different shops and reporters chimed in backing the declare, together with most notably Game Informer.
Across these stories, was additionally phrase that Microsoft was trying to deliver a few of its first-party video games to Nintendo Switch past Game Pass, beginning with Ori and the Blind Forest.
Then, French outlet Jeuxvideo chimed in with much more data. According to it, sure, Microsoft is planning on deliver its first-party video games to the Switch, beginning with Ori and the Blind Forest. But that is not all. Alongside Ori can be 2017’s indie hit Cuphead. Further, Microsoft is outwardly having on-going discussions with Nintendo about bringing a few of its larger franchises to the Switch, akin to Halo, Gears of War, and Forza. And has additionally been speaking about Rare’s video games as nicely given the historical past between the developer and Nintendo.
In different phrases, there’s been a variety of smoke signaling that there’s certainly one thing massive occurring between Microsoft and Nintendo this 12 months, however for now all we have now is unofficial stories and rumors.
That all mentioned, Vice President of Xbox Mike Ybarra not too long ago took to Twitter to considerably cryptically and cheekily tweet in regards to the current storm of rumors.
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 24, 2019
Ybarra then follows up the tweet by saying “it is a rumor that I solely play PC video games!” Some have taken this to imply his preliminary tweet was by no means in regards to the Switch rumors which have been dominating headlines not too long ago, however to that I’d say this can be a little too on the nostril to not be slyly about mentioned rumors. That, or it is an enormous coincidence, which appears very doubtless.
Whatever the case, Ybarra does not actually present a lot right here anyway. And this is smart, in any case, somebody in his place cannot and does not touch upon rumors.
Anyway, as at all times, be happy to go away a remark letting us know what you suppose. What do you suppose Microsoft and Nintendo have up their sleeves?