Microsoft confirms plans for Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch with Cuphead


Microsoft will work with StudioMDHR to bring Xbox Live to Cuphead.

By Adam Bankhurst

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live will be moving to Nintendo Switch and is working with Cuphead developer StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features in the game over the coming months.

Cuphead for Nintendo Switch was announced at the Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 alongside 17 other games. It was revealed that the exclusive Xbox One-console from 2017 would arrive on the latest Nintendo platform on April 18, 2019.

Following this news, Microsoft explained in detail the arrival of Cuphead and its intention to work with StudioMDHR to bring Xbox Live to Switch.

This feature is still in its infancy and no additional information has been given about what features to expect, but we now know that Xbox Live "will appear in a post-launch update of" Cuphead "on Nintendo Switch."

"Working with developers to make their games available to their players remains a key goal of the ID @ Xbox program," Microsoft said in a statement. "Assisting StudioMDHR to integrate" Cuphead "and Xbox Live to Switch is the most recent example of introducing Xbox innovations such as Live and Xbox Game Pass on our program development partners."

This announcement, less the Cuphead aspect, was unveiled last month and will further strengthen the partnership between Nintendo and Microsoft, which has already allowed Minecraft players on Switch to connect to their Xbox Live accounts.

We do not know what this really means when Xbox Live arrives on Switch and mobile devices in the future. Who knows, this could allow the future to make the rumor about switching from Xbox Games Pass to Switch a reality.

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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN journalist who is eager to play Cuphead on Switch and think that winning on Xbox Live Achievements would be pretty cool. You can follow him on Twitter @ AdamBankhurst.

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