In some ways, the Nintendo Switch can already provide one of the biggest benefits of cloud gaming: the ability to sling a game from a big TV to a portable device and carry it anywhere you go. But Nintendo isnt pretending that capability is enough to weather what could be a sea change in how games are developed, played and sold. When Nintendo executives were asked at this years annual meeting of shareholders what they thought of cloud gaming — the idea that video games can be streamed from remote internet servers rather than run on a local console — they admitted they not only believe the technology will be part of the future, but that Nintendo “must keep up” as well. Heres the whole quote from Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, as translated by his own company: While we dont expect all games to become cloud games any time soon, the technologies are definitely advancing. We see a future where cloud and streaming technologies will develop more and more as a means of delivering game..