Game streaming services are all the rage these days, with even search engine giant Google trying to get in on the action. Over at Nintendo however, it seems they aren’t quite buying into the trend just yet.
Speaking to Time Magazine, Nintendo Of America President Doug Bowser shared more about Nintendo’s stance on game streaming. According to Bowser, although Nintendo is “looking into” the potential of game streaming, the company wishes to focus on more “seamless” experiences through the Nintendo Switch.
Overall, we think it’s really interesting to be watching what others are doing and what they’re up to, and considering how the video game experience may evolve based on new technologies. We’re looking at those technologies and understanding their capabilities and how they may contribute to the gameplay experiences we desire with our IP and characters and environments.
However, we also believe that at this point in time Nintendo Switch also offers a very compelling and unique gameplay experience. It’s a very unique platform in that you can play it at home on your TV, and instantaneously pull it out of the dock and go to a portable mode, whether that’s a tabletop mode or a handheld mode, and continue playing that game seamlessly wherever you go. That proposition of hardware coupled with a catalog that’s over 2,000 games deep is one reason that fans are still choosing Nintendo Switch as their platform of choice.
Judging from his comments, it seems Nintendo won’t be coming out with their own game streaming services any time soon, despite what investors would rather they do. That said, only time will tell whether cloud streaming is indeed the future of gaming, or if it will fizzle out like other trends before it.
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