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Topic: Cooperation Nintendo - Google?

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batzybat

This Idea just came to my mind ... is it possible that Big N and Google will possibly coorporate to create the "Switch+" next year making it a streaming only console?
At the very moment google is testing its new streaming service in the US with Assassins creed and Nintende does kind of the same thing in Japan. Plus Google and Nintendo already worked together with the WiiU.
Google is making excellent mobile devices with the Pixel phones and others but has kind of problems to get big in the market. But they have the right server power to deal with worldwide game streaming. Nintendo on the other hand has a huge fanbase and the switch would be perfect for streaming.
It feels like google will announce a gaming console soon - and the "switch+" will be here next year ... maybe it's the same product?

batzybat

Matthew010

@batzybat Nintendo doesn't do streaming - Capcom and Ubisoft have streamed games onto the Switch, but Nintendo don't stream games.

Matthew010

link3710

Nope on so many levels. They'd alienate the majority of their existing fanbase, they have nothing to do with any of the cloud gaming so far other than not outright banning it, the new Switch next year is almost certainly a more affordable model and not a streaming device, the current Switch can stream and there's no need to upgrade a device if it's cloud only, and most of the world can't handle cloud based gaming yet due to poor infrastructure.

link3710

MasterJay

I honestly hope that that never comes true. Streaming is bad and will always be bad. Subscriptions are bad and will always be bad. Yeah, I may sound pretty negative, but you will loose access to both of those games at some point, physical and digital you can keep forever though. And it is up to the dev when you don't get to play anymore.

MasterJay

Octane

Can't wait to stream Pikmin 4 on my Noogle!

Octane

Magician

Forget Google, Microsoft is bringing their streaming service soon.

What I wouldn't give to play a portable version of Forza Horizon on Switch.

Switch Physical Collection - 179 games (as of October 18th, 2018)
Currently playing: TWEWY (Switch) Final Fantasy III (PSP) Fantasy Life (3DS)

Anti-Matter

I still confuse about Streaming play.
Is that same as AOV / Fortnite (Must be Connected Online after download the software) or NO NEED to Download but Pay the game first before Stream like Youtube ?

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

Switch Friend Code: SW-8364-7166-5608

jhewitt3476

God help me if Nintendo (or any game system producer) goes streaming only X(
I'm ok with movie and tv services like Netflix and Hulu, but when it comes to games, especially portable and hybrid systems, hell no, first, trading, borrowing and selling/buying used games...self explanatory, game rental services are a great way to platytest games too, but unless they plan on making the next Switch or portables/hybrids with a cellphone and service built into it, it would kill the whole portability of the systems, and what if like me you don't like being hooked into your online provider with your device, and some people don't even have/want internet, such a device would disconnect a large portion of their customer base also

no, not a good idea

"If failure is the greatest teacher, how come we are not the most superior beings in the universe ???"

Shellcore

That would be a nightmare reality with Wi-Fi hotspots choking on the bandwidth required or yet another monthly data plan needed to cope on 5G or whatever we are up to now.

jhewitt3476

@Shellcore
Amen to that Shelly

"If failure is the greatest teacher, how come we are not the most superior beings in the universe ???"

subpopz

Digital only, yes that will happen eventually. Streaming, not for a very long time. It might work on some areas and will be an option for them, but the infrastructure just isn't there to do it reliably in many areas. I know people who can't stream Netflix without buffering here and there. A minor thing for a video, but renders a game unplayable.

@Anti-Matter Streaming means no download or install. Streaming games are installed and run on the host server and you stream it entirely from there with no install on your system.

Switch - Octopath Traveler, SNK Heroines, NES Online
3DS -
PC - Nier: Automata, Killer Instinct

Switch FC : SW-1091-9839-4896

batzybat

To me streaming seems the only way to see current AAA titles on a Nintendo console ...

batzybat

Anti-Matter

@batzybat
But, if just only can see & play the games WITHOUT Owning the games, for me it's Useless.
I paid for the things that i can own, not renting.

My Top 5 games :
1. Dance Dance Revolution series (10 / 10)
2. The Sims series (9 / 10)
3. Portal Knights Switch (9 / 10)
4. Animal Crossing New Leaf 3DS (9 / 10)
5. ARMS (8 / 10)

Switch Friend Code: SW-8364-7166-5608

Aozz101x

ONLY if Streaming is optional. if, im forced to use it, then Nintendo is crazier than before.

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Aozz101x

3DS Friend Code: 3153-5789-3951 | Nintendo Network ID: Aozz101x

batzybat

@Aozz101x I don't think this is gonna happen! I just thought about the possibility. At this very moment I'm writing on a google Pixel C which has basically the same hardware than the Switch Mainboard. This started me thinking. Also I don't see Nintendo replacing the current Switch. I think it's more an additional device ... similar but not same. (More like 3DS --> 2DS then 3DS --> new3DS) So I think instead of more power /better portability /better screen etc. it's gonna be something new like download only (likely) or game streaming (not as likely).
I REALLY don't want to persuade anyone inte game streaming. I haven't even made up my mind if I want something like this. But it's more likely I'm investing 500€$£ in a better internet connection than in a Sony/MS console...

batzybat

NEStalgia

@Anti-Matter Unfortunately "subscription" is the watchword of industry. Industry sees a world of peasant serfs who own nothing and rent everything for only so long as they can afford to pay for it.

Not just video games. They're talking about subscriptions to houses, cars....your life and everything in it would belong to the masters and you pay your weekly stipend to access them. The elites of the world are quite driven to returning to the feudal 15th century....and under the banner "subscription" the public seems perfectly ok with this.

NEStalgia

NEStalgia

@Magician Yeah, Horizon with choppy sporadic frame pacing and occasional drops. My wallet sure is ready!

NEStalgia

batzybat

@NEStalgia I think I get your point. But doesn't it seem pretty drastical? Even watching TV (subscription!) came before buying movies for your home or video recorders. Listening to the radio? Subscription paying via commercials. (Going abstract: you don't buy a road just so you can use it). I love owning DVDs and stuff but do I need to "own" some TV series just to watch it? Nahh. So I think there are some good reasons for taking this marketing (!) model to gaming...
Ever been to an Arcade in the 80's/90's?

batzybat

HobbitGamer

No, it's not drastic. Over the air TV and radio aren't subscribed to. The commercials are what pays the content providers, there's no viewer/listener cost.
The arcade example doesn't really work, either. That's the same as going to a movie. A better example would be Gamefly.

But it's going to be quite some time before game streaming becomes as commonplace a product as traditional physical or digital distribution. The largest barrier is infrastructure that ensures a 'standard' experience level. It does your service no good when someone in New York City gets great quality, but someone in Topeka, Kansas can hardly stay connected. Even the 5G networks that are rolling out in the US are going to leave rural areas alone for awhile. If you've ever looked at a night-time satellite image of the globe and see all the bright light areas, just imagine what internet is for those spots, compared to the less bright areas.

https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/faq/

Switch Friend Code: SW-7842-2075-5515 | My Nintendo: HobbitGamr | Nintendo Network ID: HobbitGamr

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