Following Control and Hitman 3, more hit games are set to receive Cloud Versions on Nintendo Switch.
One of the biggest surprises from yesterday’s Nintendo Direct Mini was the reveal and release of a cloud streaming version of Control: Ultimate Edition for the Nintendo Switch. Remedy Entertainment’s game arrives on the console content complete and with various graphics and performance options. The release is the result of a partnership between publisher 505 Games and cloud technology provider Ubitus.
Ubitus previously worked with Ubisoft and Capcom to release cloud versions of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil VII for Switch in 2018, but they were restricted to release in Japan. Control: Ultimate Edition is the first streamable game on the platform to roll out in other territories, including Europe and North America.
In our brief test, we thought the game performed remarkably well, and certainly on a par with our Google Stadia experiences. It’s probably not the best option if you have access to the game on another platform, but if your internet speed is up to scratch, it’s a viable way to play one of last year’s best games.
The Direct also confirmed that IO Interactive’s Hitman 3 is getting the cloud treatment early next year, and it looks like that’s just the start of many more cloud games coming to the Switch.
In a press release announcing the cloud version of Control, Ubitus CEO Wesley Kuo says:
“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with a world-class game publisher such as 505 Games. We are thrilled to present their most recent mega title “Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version” to a global audience on Nintendo Switch, featuring the highest game play quality and performance, including ray-tracing. We will continue our efforts to bring more and more exciting major titles to the cloud and share with gamers around the world.”
The press release goes on to state that “Ubitus is currently working with numerous industry-leading game developers, aiming to bring their best games to the Nintendo Switch”
So, what other games would we like to see on Nintendo Switch? Well, Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and Capcom’s Resident Evil series seem like obvious choices. Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.
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