Yeah that's probably the case.
I've heard somewhere that this Switch version was in the works before Microsofts aquisition. Still, it's pretty interesting. Microsoft also published Minecraft on 3DS(or was it Wii U? Don't remember)
I think MS is shifting their focus on gaming from hardware, into software and services.
The port of Minecraft was done on the New3DS (exclusive,lol) and WiiU. It published both.
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