If Nintendo has been able to federate many licenses in licenses like Super Smash Bros., the thing is very delicate today. Phil Spencer, from Microsoft, has also said that he is not very enthusiastic about bringing Microsoft games to the Switch.
- console manufacturers de video games like exclusives, it allows them to attract players to their platform both in terms of software and hardware. But from time to time, we get a few really nice collaborations. We could take for example The Nintendo game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where players can control Banjo & Kazooie characters from Microsoft. Before these are joined by the characters of Minecraft, a license also belonging to the firm of Redmond.
Phil Spencer doesn't think offering Microsoft or Xbox titles on Switch on a case-by-case basis is viable
Then there were the Xbox exclusive titles like Cuphead and Ori and the Will of the Wisps which made their debut on the Switch. But unfortunately, it would seem that we should not expect more in the future. The players should not in any case have high hopes. It should be very amazing to see new Microsoft or Xbox titles coming to the Nintendo console.
Indeed, in the own words of Phil Spencer, console grandmaster at Microsoft, interviewed by Kotaku, the man today considers that thinking about games for the Switch on a case-by-case basis is not viable. He said, “To really support this stuff, we'd rather see the full Xbox ecosystem implemented somewhere. And that probably means things like Live, Game Pass and the like. ”
Relations between the two giants, however, remain very good
That being said, this does not mean that relations are strained between Microsoft and Nintendo. In truth, it would even be the opposite. Still according to Phil Spencer's statements, “we have a very good relationship with Nintendo and I think we see our work in a pretty similar way, especially in the approach to growing the market. And that simply simplifies everything. All the conversations we have had with them have always been very easy. ”
It also doesn't mean that Microsoft is definitely closing the door when future games arrive on the Switch. Let's just say Nintendo gamers shouldn't expect it right now. And if there were any, it would be a real good surprise.
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