With major players like Microsoft, Sony, and Google invested in game-streaming technologies, it could be the next big evolution for gaming. Now, and Nintendo executive has commented on the possibility of the Mario company getting involved.
Nintendo of America executive Charlie Scibetta told TechCrunch at E3 2019 that streaming is "certainly interesting technology." He added that Nintendo is monitoring the technology, going on to say that for now at least Nintendo is focusing on physical sales and sales through the Nintendo eShop
"Streaming is certainly interesting technology," he explained. "Nintendo is keeping a close eye on it and we're evaluating it." We do not have anything to announce right now in terms of adopting that technology, but it's still physical and it's digital downloads through our eShop. "[1
"We're always interested in how different new technologies can play different ways to play games," he said.
While Nintendo may not have a streaming service of its own, the company does operate an subscription service in the form of the Nintendo Switch Online membership program.
And though Nintendo does not offer a game-streaming service on Switch, other companies do. Capcom offers Resident Evil 7 as a streaming game on Switch in Japan, while Ubisoft does the same with Assassin's Creed Odyssey in the country.
The public beta for Microsoft's xCloud game-streaming service launches in October, while Google Stadium is slated for release in November. in other news, Microsoft and Sony recently announced an agreement for new cloud-gaming technologies