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Nintendo games on Nvidia Shield devices are streamed, not ports (UPDATE)

UPDATE - Now we're hearing that these games ARE ports. Nvidia's Chinese site has a blurb that says the games are streaming, but now an Nvidia rep has come forward to say that information is incorrect.

Here's a little tidbit of info on yesterday's report of Nintendo's Wii/GameCube games heading to the Nvidia Shield. It turns out these games are streamed, and not a straight port that you fully download. The titles are accessed through the GeForce Now streaming service.

Thanks to MarioCheated for the heads up!

Categories: Consoles
Tags: wii, gamecube

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Top Rated Comment
Tue Dec 05 17 08:10pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

Curiouser and curiouser.

That begs me to believe that the games are running on x86 PCs running nVidia GPUs to be streamed.

Maybe even using Dolphin LOL

Update: Seems the games are ports. Which I guess is better because there’s no technical reason now to release them on Switch since it’s got the same guts as an Nvidia Shield

alleycat
Tue Dec 05 17 07:57pm
Rating: 1

Testing ground for Switch VC.

entity
Tue Dec 05 17 08:04pm
Rating: 1

Getting a feeling this is beyond VC now.... Something's cooking in Nintendoland and I am having problems waiting to see WTF they are serving.

But sure seems to be a long term relationship with Nvidia.

Now fix that chat part on the Switch, Ninty and Dena.

Tue Dec 05 17 08:10pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

Curiouser and curiouser.

That begs me to believe that the games are running on x86 PCs running nVidia GPUs to be streamed.

Maybe even using Dolphin LOL

Update: Seems the games are ports. Which I guess is better because there’s no technical reason now to release them on Switch since it’s got the same guts as an Nvidia Shield

darkazura
Wed Dec 06 17 10:52am
(Updated 1 time)

Nintendo is evolving
Lmao

God I hope this wont be the case for Switch VC.
Punch Out Wii streamed sounds terrible.

This sure sounds like some weird experiment. There's one of the reasons it's being done in a limited area like this!

ovivoul
Wed Dec 06 17 12:41am
Rating: 1

Cool! I'm sure Nintendo has been fully aware of remote game streaming and its potential and likely did their own share of research in their R&D division.

Of course they already did local game streaming on a dedicated connection commercially with the Wii U as well.

This is a good opportunity to do some field experiments.

Their online subscription service could eventually get a game streaming component. But I doubt they'll go all in on streaming with virtual console games.

zarrotti
Wed Dec 06 17 03:20am
Rating: 1

Maybe that's why Nintendo is letting Rainway develop their app and watches what's possible with that way of playing games on Switch.

I could see game streaming become a part of Nintendo's subscription service, too, because it would allow them to bring any Nintendo title to the platform without the need of porting/emulating them.

And if game streaming would be included, it will be a standout feature, because on other consoles this feature still costs extra.

I was thinking if Nintendo doesn't let Rainway being released
other companies will allow rainway anyways

Yeah I am wondering if they do this for the subscription service…

darkazura
Wed Dec 06 17 10:46am
(Updated 1 time)

streaming or ports, the most important fact is what kind of deal is in between these 2 companies nintendo and Nvidia
Nintendo about to buy Nvidia ;p

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