Japan gets Resident Evil VII Cloud Version for the Nintendo Switch

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    Resident Evil VII is getting a Nintendo Switch version, just not in the traditional sense. Titled "Resident Evil VII Cloud", players will be able to download a 45MB launcher onto their Switch, which will stream the entire game through the cloud. You'll need a constant stable internet connection to access it, and as of the initial announcement, it's only going to be available in Japan. All of Resident Evil VII and its DLC content is playable, and there's even a 15 minute free demo of the game for those curious to try it out. After that, it'll cost 2,000 Yen to rent the title for 180 days. Resident Evil VII Cloud will be available on the Japanese Switch eShop on May 24.
     
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  2. Sonic Angel Knight

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    You know, this might be interesting for having ps4/xbox/ steam games playable on switch. Just hope it actually works cause if it doesn't work well, then is not gonna be popular. :)
     
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    When I saw Biohazard 7 Cloud, I for some reason began to think "What, Cloud Strife?" I was thinking too deep. You know, because FF7... RE7... No, just me? Never mind then.
     
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  4. anhminh

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    Imagine Monster Hunter World Cloud.
     
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    seriously, I don't think it's a good idea.
     
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  6. KingVamp

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    Interesting, but I hope this doesn't discourage them from actually putting it and other games on the Switch.

    Also interesting, that they decided not to wait until E3. Not as hype as a physical or even digital game, but still.
     
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    Somewhere, over there!
    I sincerely hope this doesn't become a trend...
     
  9. brunocar

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    yeah, japs playing that on the train are gonna have so much fun /s
     
  10. SG854

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    Eh, I'm more of a Resident Evil fan then a Biohazard fan. ;) :ha:


    Is this to get around Switch's graphical limitations?
     
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    would be good if they made a dumbed down version that can turn to the cloud version when online would be a ok compromise......I also wonder if this is the nail in the coffin in terms of rainway ever getting an official release on the switch
     
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    Yes. Unfortunately..
     
  13. Ericthegreat

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    Probably Japan only, we can probably get it running with delay.
     
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    Cloud gaming is shit. Don't support this crap. I'd rather have meh ports with 20GB downloads than this.
     
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    Not interested in paying money for games you don't get to keep, but this does open up the possibility of Rainway and other streaming on Switch.
     
  16. Orangy57

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    Lord that's like two terrible things in one, renting a game, and then having to stream it? Can we just have physical games that I can own forever? Why is everything going to subscription services these days, I want to own my games, they're not movies that I can watch in two hours.
     
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    I guarantee Japan is going to get it, and I wouldn't expect it outside. People out in the country would be SOL.

    Rainway and/or Steam In-Home would be pretty amazing. I never had much luck for streaming outside of home despite having 10Mbps upload, which would be perfect for 720p60, but I wouldn't play big games on the go anyway, but I'd be down to play anything in handheld mode around the house. I would totally vouch for Steam In-Home to have a Switch version. It's probably the best performing of all the streaming software, even though it's restricted to local LAN.
     
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  18. Viri

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    Well, that's one way to stop piracy. :P
     
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    That's one way to become the next OnLive..
     
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  20. SG854

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    The future is gaming stream devices. Hardware you can sell on the cheap and have PC like quality graphics. These will sell like hotcakes.
    Internet technology will improve and get faster making connection speed a non issue. Its a matter of time for technology to improve to make this useable.
    Then there will be a split between people that like physical copies and people that prefer streaming.
     
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  21. LightyKD

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    This would be great for an online multiplayer game like Monster Hunter but for a single player game? No thanks. I'd rather just get it on PC and stream it to my tablet when I want to play on the go. At least that way, there's no 6 month limit :P
     
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  22. tiamat999

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    Streaming for a singleplayer game welp gamings dead it was a fun 20 years though so and as long as emus exist il be fine
     
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