Cloud-based gaming is coming to the Nintendo Switch after the announcement of two upcoming titles.
The news was announced today (October 28) at the Nintendo Direct Mini showcase, which was used to introduce some of the third-party games that are set to arrive on the console.
The upcoming cloud-based titles are Hitman 3 and Control: Ultimate Edition, which is available from today, and these will be the first titles in the console’s history to be playable in this format.
Posting on its official Twitter account, Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) said: “Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version is available now on #NintendoSwitch! Discover a world unknown in the acclaimed action-adventure title from Remedy Entertainment.”
Following up on that announcement, the Japanese electronics company later released another Tweet, this time concerning the second title that’ll be released on the cloud-based format: “Agent 47 returns for the most important contracts of his career in HITMAN 3 – Cloud Version, coming to #NintendoSwitch!”
Although cloud-based gaming on the Nintendo Switch has been around quite a while in Japan, this is the first time we’ve been treated to this format over here in the UK.
To access each title, a free launch application will be available for download from the eShop. This will not only let players access the title but it’ll offer the chance to test the quality before they make a purchase. This could be just as well as according to the eShop listing, players will need a “persistent, high-speed internet connection to play the game”, so to avoid disappointment you’ll want to your connection is up to the job before making the purchase.
Every player will be asked to complete a five-minute trial to see if their connection is adequate, which is a nice touch and shows Nintendo care about their players’ experience and aren’t just looking for a quick cash grab.