Microsoft and Nintendo’s Partnership continues to evolve with Cuphead being announced for Switch

During a Nintendo Direct this past week the company announced that Cuphead would be arriving on the console shortly. Cuphead is a game that was funded entirely by Microsoft and they also own full rights to the IP. This is something that we have really never seen up until this point. A company voluntarily putting up one of there exclusive titles on a competitors console. This reveal has furthered rumors that Microsoft’s Netflix-like subscription service for games called Gamepass will eventually find it’s way onto the Nintendo Switch.

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  1. I think some important points are raised here- nicely put, Dawson. But, I would argue that in some of the earlier years of gaming, we started to see this trickle through– one example is Sega and Nintendo. Perhaps it wasn’t as profound given Sega’s performance (as we discussed), but nonetheless, we saw characters make their way onto Nintendo consoles. At the same time, exclusive titles and IPs crossing to other platforms is an important conversation because it begs the question of what makes one console stand out from another, eventually. I’ve likely overthought this at this point, but these are good issues raised, Dawson!

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