Nintendo Switch Owners Won’t Be Getting Game Pass
During a recent interview with German website Game Star, Executive Vice President of Gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer shot down rumors about Game Pass coming to the Nintendo Switch. This is apparently because Microsoft isn’t able to bring the full Xbox experience on platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Google Stadia, etc. Apparently this boils down to the other parties being uninterested in the Xbox experiences rather than an unwillingness from Microsoft. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate brings Xbox Live to Xbox One subscribers in addition to access to the extensive Game Pass lineup for Xbox One and PC.
“In places where we have brought Xbox, like mobile phones like we’re doing now with Project xCloud with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, what we’ve done with PC with bringing our full Xbox experience there,” said Phil Spencer. “We know when somebody is playing one of our Xbox games there is an expectation that they’ve got their Xbox Live community, they have their achievements, Game Pass is an option for me, my first-party library is completely there.”
“The thing about the other gaming console platforms is we’re not able to bring a full Xbox experience on those platforms,” continued Phil Spencer regarding moving the Game Pass lineup to platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Google Stadia, etc. “The other competitive platforms really aren’t interested in having a full Xbox experience on their hardware. But for us, we want to be where gamers want to be and that’s the path we’re on.” While we aren’t expecting to see Game Pass on other platforms after this announcement, it has always been an interesting concept to think of where else the Game Pass lineup can end up beyond Xbox, mobile and PC.
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