Nintendo also looks to use Microsoft’s Azure for streaming


More streaming, coming at you.

Nintendo may also be looking to leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology for a streaming service of its own, it’s recently been reported.

Industry analyst David Gibson suggests that “Nintendo itself is looking also to work with MSFT (Azure) to offer its own streaming service in limited regions (JP, US etc). That said, Gibson also pointed out Sony could look to Amazon’s AWS service for similar streaming capabilities, though Azure makes more sense as it’s currently in use by Microsoft and performing similar functionalities.

Gibson also said he didn’t rule out the possibility of streaming both Microsoft and Sony content to Nintendo platforms; we’ve seen similar streaming in the past on Switch thanks to Resident Evil 7 and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.

The report comes after a confirmation last week that Sony and Microsoft have entered into a partnership that will specifically look at game and content streaming.

We’ll keep you posted as the situation develops.