For the past couple of weeks, rumours surrounding the possibility of Microsoft bringing the Xbox Game Pass to Nintendo Switch have been sneaking their way around the internet, devilishly teasing fans with the idea of playing Xbox games on Nintendo's machine. Xbox head, Phil Spencer, even added fuel to the fire recently. Naturally, though, a rumour is exactly that - just a rumour - and new murmurings suggest that it might not be on the way after all.
Brad Sams, the executive editor of IT sites Petri and Thurrott, has claimed that "multiple sources" have told him that Game Pass won't be coming to Switch. Of course, absolutely nothing has been officially confirmed either way so far (we have one rumour stating that it is coming, and now this information stating that it isn't) so we'd urge you to take everything you hear on the matter with the largest boatload of salt you can find.
You can hear Sams talking about what he has heard in the video below (from the 8 minute mark). If you'd rather read his comments instead, check out the quote in full down below.
There has been a lot of talk about Game Pass on the Switch. I'm hearing from multiple sources that that's not happening. Let me qualify, that's definitely not happening in the near term. I can't ever say 'never' because Microsoft wants Game Pass on TVs, they want it on PCs, they want it on Xbox, they want it everywhere with their XCloud stuff, but as of right now I am hearing from multiple people that it is not coming to the Switch. Obviously, things could change and all that good stuff, but yeah, so don't expect Game Pass on the Switch anytime soon. At least, that's what I'm hearing.
Even if the Game Pass doesn't come to Switch, that doesn't mean that the supposed collaboration between Microsoft and Nintendo won't happen in some form in the future. There are multiple ways in which both companies could work together, but we can't know for sure what form the partnership will take if it is indeed on the cards.
What do you think? Are Xbox games coming to Switch? Is it all a load of nonsense? Would you like it to happen one day? Share your thoughts with us below.