Game streaming is not just typical industry/business hype BS, there really is a good chance it could seriously change the gaming industry in a big way. This is why even Apple, Google and Netflix are looking into it, but it’s Microsoft that has the best chance of dominating when it comes to game streaming. ‘Xbox’ is a household brand name and Microsoft has the tech to make it happen, there’s just 1 missing piece of the puzzle: an actual mobile game console. Either Microsoft needs to make a handheld Xbox console, or they need to fully embrace the Switch. Why? Because even though newer phones have excellent chips, you cannot actually play real video games on them, because they don’t have buttons and joysticks, and the screens are still a bit too small for real console video games. Playing Fortnite on a phone is a joke, for example. This is one of the major reasons the Switch is selling like hot cakes, people want to actually play real video games on the go.
I can’t see Microsoft making an Xbox handheld but they really don’t need to, and maybe they shouldn’t, because Nintendo and Microsoft have a great relationship and I’m sure they would both love to have Microsoft’s games streaming on the Switch (Minecraft sells amazingly well on the Switch, for example, and Microsoft is bringing Xbox Live to the Switch). This all won’t happen right now obviously, Microsoft hasn’t even launched their game streaming service yet and the Switch doesn’t have a cellular modem. But the Switch 2 comes out in 2023 or 2024, it will have a 5G modem and Microsoft’s game streaming service will be out by then, we really could see Microsoft completely dominate game streaming. Interesting and exciting times ahead… Imagine Microsoft being the giant of the gaming world? I bet no one predicted that!