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Resident Evil 3 Cloud Version Graphic Found Through Switch Game Streaming Service

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Screenshot: Capcom

Earlier today, a streaming version of Control was released for Switch. And while waiting in line to play video games is a bummer—the service has a queue if too many people try and play at once—this down time gave folks the opportunity to poke around in the streaming service’s launcher and uncover a very different game in the process: the Resident Evil 3 remake.

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Kotaku was first made aware of these details thanks to a Resetera thread published about an hour ago, and we have since been able to independently verify that the Resident Evil 3 Cloud Version image below exists on the website used by Nintendo partner Ubitus GameCloud to facilitate cloud-based gaming on Switch.

Illustration for article titled iResident Evil 3 Cloud Version/i Graphic Found Through Switch Game Streaming Service
Image: Capcom / Nintendo / Ubitus GameCloud
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Rumors of a streamable Resident Evil 3 have been floating around the internet since earlier this year. Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad mentioned in March that a cloud version was “being explored” after leftover files in the Resident Evil 3 demo pointed towards a Switch release.

These new details indicate that Ubitus, which also helped with the cloud-based Switch versions of Resident Evil 7, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Control, has been involved in this exploration in some capacity.

Kotaku has contacted both Capcom and Nintendo for more information.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

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Wait wait wait... I certainly don’t have nice things to say about streaming games, but I had no idea there’s queues if too many people try to play at once. And this is supposed to be the future of gaming that people are willing to sacrifice physical media and ownership for?