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NINTENDO SWITCH 2: FUTURE OF GAMING COULD BE A 'CLOUD CONSOLE', COMPANY SUGGESTS

July 08, 2019 / Andrew Griffin

Nintendo could launch a new console that takes advantage of breakthroughs in gaming technology – but not until it is ready, it has said. In recent months, companies like Google, PlayStation and Xbox have both stressed the potential of cloud gaming, which allows games to be played on any device by having the hard work of actually running the games to happen on a distant server. Systems like Microsoft's Project xCloud allow people to play along on their phone, while actually being connected to a bigger version of the Xbox at home, for instance. Now, Nintendo says that it is thinking hard about such technologies and whether they could be useful in the Nintendo Switch, or a different version of it. Executives say that the technology is on its way and that Nintendo "must keep up". "While we don't expect all games to become cloud games any time soon, the technologies are definitely advancing," said Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa at a meeting with share...