Out Now: Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cloud Version Is Out, But Try The Demo First

‘Connecting to server…’

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  • by Thomas Whitehead

It’s fair to say that plenty of Switch owners are yet to be convinced of the value and viability of ‘cloud versions’ of high-end multi-platform games. Sometimes the technology can be surprisingly good, but if there are connection issues at your end or – indeed – on the host server, the games quickly become unplayable.

The latest major release to try a Cloud Version on Switch is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which is out now on the eShop. You can buy it outright of course, but you’re strongly advised to download the demo first to stress-test your connection and decide whether you’re happy with the service. In this case it seems to drop you mid-way through an early section of the game, clearly designed to let you run around and see how it works.

We’ve tried the opening part of the demo twice, on what is typically a very fast home connection, and the results were a little disappointing. The first time it outright froze after 30 seconds before bringing up a notification that it was trying to connect. We then reloaded and played without connection errors, but image quality was modest alongside stutters and some noticeable input lag.

In any case, if you’re interested in it – or just curious – the demo is a tiny download, so you can try it out and let us know how you get on in the comments.

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