The news of a series of Capcom games being available on Nintendo Switch have been a pleasant surprise for everyone. To the recent additions, the company has added a truly remarkable title that everyone must have been waiting for – Resident Evil 7. However, users won’t actually get to own its Switch version, as it will only be available for streaming.
Streaming Resident Evil 7 will soon be available on Switch
If you were about to get excited for the new announcements, take a moment to understand the news as you should. Soon enough, streaming Resident Evil 7 will be available on Switch. Here’s how the thing goes. In exchange for $18, you will be able to play only a cloud version of the game.
This means that, for the next six months, you will get the game together with its latest DLC. However, the game will be constantly streamed from cloud. This means you need to keep your Switch console connected to the internet as long as you play.
You won’t actually own the Switch game since it’s cloud based
Streaming Resident Evil 7 comes for a great price, but it’s merely streaming. This means you are not paying for the actual game, since you won’t get to own it. In fact, what you do will be something really similar to renting. Given the fact that it runs via an internet connection, you might have to deal with lags and connection problems. Therefore, we can’t say if this is really profitable.
By streaming Resident Evil 7, Capcom has followed the example of SEGA. The studio also developed a cloud version for Phantasy Star Online 2, but it was a small game that was only 40 MB big. However, the version allowed to sync your progress across a series of platforms.
Streaming Resident Evil 7 might not sound like the best combination. However, given the many ideas Capcom has got over the past few months, there might be something more about it that what meets the eye.
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