The official Halo Instagram account has posted a fan art that depicts a crossover between Mario and Halo. In recent weeks, Phil Spencer has teased a collaboration with Hideo Kojima with a Ludens figure and a potential collaboration with Nintendo with a Nintendo Switch sitting on top of the shelf.
In a recent podcast, Jeff Grubb stated that “pretty much everything” on Phil Spencer’s shelves meant something, including the Nintendo Switch. More information arrived from the reputable leaker and co-founder of XboxEra “Shpeshal Ed” who affirmed that the “cat seems to be out of the bag” regarding Xbox and Nintendo stating that we would hear more in the Autumn.
We don’t know if the collaboration between Xbox and Nintendo will end up with the Master Chief coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate perhaps Xbox has an agreement with Nintendo to deliver Game Pass via streaming to all Switch owners. Right now there are a lot of rumors and debates about what’s is actually being teased at the moment.
Phil Spencer has stated that he wants Xbox Game Pass on as many platforms as possible, Selling Game Pass on Nintendo would give Xbox exposure to million of Nintendo Switch players.
The fact that we sell our games on PC does undermine one of the value propositions in that it doesn’t force somebody to go buy our console. Our high-level goal inside of our team, of how we measure ourselves, is how many people are playing on Xbox. And when we say ‘playing on Xbox’ it doesn’t mean an Xbox console. It means somebody who is logging in and playing a part of our ecosystem, whether first-party or third-party. And it could be on an Android phone. It could be on a Switch. It could be on a PC. That’s how we think about it.
It’s important to mention that the Halo social accounts, including the official blog site, often share fan art. Pikathorchu’s art was originally posted by 343 employee “Snickerdoodle” on 4th April, at the end of a community spotlight post.
“I’m forever a Nintendo girl at heart so I don’t think I can adequately express how much I absolutely love this piece by @pikathorchu. Everything about it is super!”