Analyst: Nintendo will release a gaming cloud service in partnership with Microsoft

At the end of last week, May 17, Microsoft and Sony announced cooperation for the benefit of cloud technologies. Companies

We planned to develop Microsoft Azure, so that later we could use the groundwork for our own services. Now Nintendo is also interested in technology.

What is known

According to analyst David Gibson, "big N"also plans to develop its own streaming service. Like Sony, Nintendo has chosen Microsoft and its Azure cloud platform as a partner. Gibson did not disclose the details, but noted that they plan to launch the service in the United States, Japan and other regions.

Note that Nintendo is already experimenting withcloud technologies. For example, a special version of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey was released on the Switch hybrid console, in which graphics are processed on remote servers. For Cloud Edition, players are asked to ¥ 8400 (yen) or $ 75, but gamers do not buy a copy of the game, but a two-year subscription. Similar Nintendo has already turned with Resident Evil 7.

Such “cloud versions” of games are available only in Japan, and perhaps “big N” wants to launch such a service outside the country using Microsoft Azure.