A new image discovered by ResetEra users reveals that a cloud version of Resident Evil 3 Remake could be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has dabbled in cloud gaming to bring games that likely otherwise wouldn’t be playable on the Switch to the console. It began with Resident Evil 7 in 2018 and was followed up by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey later that year. Those two cloud games were only playable in Japan but yesterday, Nintendo launched Control on Switch as a cloud game and revealed that the upcoming Hitman 3 would be a cloud game on Switch a well. RE3 might be the next game if the image below is any indication.
The image above was discovered in this ResetEra thread by user Jqui, as reported by Kotaku, and it was found on the the website used by the company behind the Switch’s cloud capabilities, Ubitus GameCloud. It’s important to note that the existence of this image doesn’t necessarily imply a cloud version of RE3 is coming. Perhaps it was in the works but has since been canned. Perhaps it’s a mock up image for the simple possibility.
It’s anybody’s guess at this point, but it matches earlier rumors this year after modders discovered code in the demo that references the Switch back in March. Game analyst Daniel Ahmad said around that same time that a cloud version for Switch was being explored, but that there were no plans for a native version.
If you’re looking to test out how a potential RE3 cloud version might run on Switch, you can try the cloud version of Control right now. Sometime in the future, you’ll be able to play Hitman 3 on the Switch as a cloud game as well, although there’s not currently a release date for that. In the meantime, check out our Switch cloud gaming wiki and then check out our Resident Evil 3 Remake guide for any and all questions you might have about the game.