In an interview with Kotaku this week, head of Xbox Phil Spencer was very transparent about Microsoft's ultimate desires when it comes to Nintendo:
"it doesn’t feel sustainable" to release Xbox games on the Nintendo Switch on a case by case basis. "In order to really support it, I would want a full Xbox ecosystem somewhere. And that probably means things like Live and Game Pass and stuff.
This is a very interesting opinion by Microsoft. As you know, Nintendo has made its fortune and place thanks to the way it protected it's platform and intellectual property. Do you think that this proposition by Phil is logical, acceptable and perhaps even possibly a profitable risk to take by Nintendo? Last time a bug player tried to rob Nintendo of its royalty/ies, we got the Philips move. How do you see this position by Microsoft playing out, do you think it will improve or worsen their relationship with Nintendo? Seemingly at an all-time high with Banjo and now Minecraft in Smash enjoying a synergistic relationship, and with some MS games (Cuphead, Ori, Minecraft) having come out on Switch, and MS collaborating with Nintendo in the past on GBA rareware games, as well as with Cross-play, what is going to happen with this unholy/holy alliance.
Your ingenious thoughts always welcome and/or vote in the poll. 👍
Rol's super bonus: How do you think Gamepass on Switch would affect marketshare, mostly Sony, and how would they need to react to such a team up?