Earlier this week, Nintendo's was shaken up quite a bit when a massive new rumor started making its rounds, suggesting that Microsoft and Nintendo are planning a major partnership. Allegedly, Microsoft will bring some of its own titles, the Xbox Game Pass and its Project xCloud game-streaming service to the Switch as early as this year. Unsurprisingly, neither Nintendo and Microsoft has officially spoken about this, but a recent tweet from Xbox executive Mike Ybarra could be related to this situation:
̵1; Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 24, 2019
The timing of Ybarra's tweet could not be more suspicious given the circumstances. It's a rumor that I only play PC games
– Mike Ybarra (@ XboxQwik) February 24, 2019
Again, considering the timing of this tweet, it's not out of the realm of the possibility that this is Ybarra's way of cheekily responding to the controversy that the aforementioned rumor has generated. So, one way of interpreting this tweet is that it's Ybarra's way of saying: 'What you've all been hearing is just rumors'. On the other hand, some might choose to interpret this as an indirect way of confirming said rumors. However, we will still have to wait until an official word or proper announcement from either side is made.
Meanwhile let your eyebrows perk up even further when you realize another Xbox big-wig recently tweeted out a post directly related to Switch:
Last week during the #SeattleSnowpocalypse we lost power and had to get creative with my gaming options.
February 23, 2019
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February 23rd, 2019 Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 through Nintendo 64, AK has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole