Microsoft will be working with StudioMDHR to bring Xbox Live to Cuphead.
Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Live will be headed to Nintendo Switch and that it is working with Cuphead developer StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into the game in the coming months.
Cuphead for Nintendo Switch was announced during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 alongside 17 other games, and it was revealed that the Xbox One-console exclusive from 2017 will be arriving on Nintendo’s latest platform on April 18, 2019.
Following the news, Microsoft went into further detail of Cuphead’s arrival and its plans to work with StudioMDHR to bring Xbox Live to Switch.
This feature is still in its early stages and no further information was given as to what features to expect, but we do now know that Xbox Live will “appear in a post-launch update to “Cuphead” on Nintendo Switch.”
“Working with developers to get their games to their players remains a key goal for the ID@Xbox program,” Microsoft said in a statement. “Helping StudioMDHR bring “Cuphead” and Xbox Live onto Switch is the latest example of bringing Xbox innovations such as Live and Xbox Game Pass over to our development partners in the program.”
This announcement, minus the Cuphead aspect, was teased last month and will further expand the partnership between Nintendo and Microsoft that has already seen Minecraft players on Switch being able to sign-in to their Xbox Live accounts.
We’ve broken down what it will actually mean when Xbox Live arrives on Switch and mobile devices in the future and who knows, it may pave a way in the future for the rumor of Xbox Games Pass arriving on Switch to actually come true.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait to play Cuphead on Switch and thinks that earning Xbox Live Achievements while doing so would be pretty cool. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.