It looks like all the major gaming companies are starting to get into Cloud Gaming now. This time, it is Nintendo with the announcement of Control and Hitman 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch with the help of Cloud Streaming technology. These games were announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase that premiered today.
The Nintendo Switch is a nifty console. You can take it with you as a portable handheld device or put it in the dock and play it on your TV at home. The one downside to the Switch being a portable console is that it is not the most powerful. This limits the types of games that can be on the device... Until now.
With Cloud Streaming technology's help, Nintendo can bring games to the Nintendo Switch that are usually too demanding to run. Like many other cloud gaming services, you need to make sure that you have a decent internet connection to play the game.
Nintendo initially tried out cloud streaming for the Nintendo Switch in Japan for the titles Resident Evil 7 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Control and Hitman 3 are the first games available in the West to support cloud streaming on the Switch.
Control is currently available on the Nintendo Switch with a 10-minute playable demo. You must play at least 5-minutes of the demo to be able to purchase the full game. Hitman 3 does not have a release date for the Switch, but it is expected to be around the game's release for Next-Gen consoles on January 20th, 2021.
One thing to note about Cloud-based games on the Nintendo Switch is that they require you to have an active Nintendo Online subscription.
You can watch the full showcase below:
Cloud gaming is genuinely changing the way we play games. What are your thoughts on how Cloud Gaming is affecting gaming as we know it?