GDC19 (Game Developers Conference) is well underway and more news coming out of some of the gaming sessions is being released. Some of the latest news from Xbox is focused on bringing Xbox Live features to other platforms, starting with Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch.
The GDC19 session schedule has been out for a while now and one of the key Xbox sessions that was spotted early on was the expansion of Xbox Live features to other platforms. One of the key session takeaways was this:
Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen.Xbox Live GDC19 session takeaway
Through a post on Xbox Wire, ID@Xbox has confirmed that the company is indeed working with StudioMDHR and Nintendo to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch. While the exact features haven’t been discussed, we can only hope we’ll see things like Xbox Achievements, cloud saves, cross-progress, and even friends lists and clubs on the Switch and other devices.
“Growing out of these recent discussions, we are partnering with StudioMDHR to investigate bringing Xbox Live features beyond Xbox and PC to Nintendo Switch. Yes, this means that fans will now have the opportunity to experience StudioMDHR’s award-winning debut game on Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live! We’ll be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months. Given the early stage of our work with StudioMDHR, the Xbox Live features will appear in a post-launch update to Cuphead on Nintendo Switch. We’d like to thank Studio MDHR and Nintendo for their help in this investigation!”Chris Charla, Senior Director of ID@Xbox
What do you think about Xbox Live features coming to Cuphead and other games on Nintendo Switch and other platforms? What features do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.[button link=”https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/03/20/gdc-evolving-idxbox-program-for-developers/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Xbox Wire[/button]
Last Updated on February 3, 2021.