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Microsoft Approached Nintendo To Develop A Console Before Creating Its Own Xbox Hardware

According to a recent report, before creating Xbox and Xbox Live, Microsoft tried to partner up with Nintendo.

In the latest episode of IGN’s Unfiltered Show, Ed Fries, the former Vice President of Game Publishing at Microsoft said that the prior to releasing its own hardware, Microsoft tried partnering up with both Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo.

According to Fries, Microsoft offered the company to be in-charge of the hardware while Microsoft will work on network and other stuff for Nintendo’s next console.

Since we have Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox Live in our lives today, it is obvious that the company rejected and Microsoft went on to work on its own hardware.

You can watch the entire video interview attached below and share your impressions with us in the comments below:

In addition to this, we also came across reports of a partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment and Nintendo. Similar to the partnership between Microsoft and Nintendo, the one with Sony did not go far away and Sony went on to create its own hardware we today know as the original Playstation console.

Nintendo is currently working on a new gaming console codenamed Nintendo NX. While we do not have a lot of details when it comes to Nintendo NX, but we recently received reports suggesting that the upcoming console might employ cartridges and that the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will not be on disc.

On the other hand, during its E3 2016 media briefing, Microsoft announced a new console codenamed Project Scorpio which will be capable of gaming at native 4K resolution. The new console is scheduled to release next year in late 2017.

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