Thurrot writer Brad Sams has revealed some more details on YouTube about Microsoft’s overall plans for Xbox Games Pass as well as the company’s current plans for the service on the Nintendo Switch. Microsoft wants Xbox Games Pass on devices that can support it including smart TVs and the Nintendo Switch. xCloud won’t be available in public preview until the second half of 2019 and he says Xbox Games Pass is looking like it will launch on the Nintendo Switch in early 2020.
Any device that has WiFi or an internet connection can connect to xCloud. xCloud isn’t going to launch in public preview until the second half of 2019. Game Pass games that aren’t available on Switch will use streaming technology via xCloud to work. The earliest time possible for Switch to get Game Pass would be early 2020.