The demo will be released at 5pm BST / 12pm ET, ahead of the full game’s release on Nintendo Switch on September 27.
A sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, will release for PC and Xbox One in February 2020. In a recent statement, Microsoft claimed it has no plans to release that game for Switch.
Nintendo and Xbox have been actively collaborating over the past year, including the release of another former Xbox One exclusive, Cuphead for Nintendo Switch. Xbox already publishes Minecraft on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Microsoft also sanctioned the inclusion of Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was released in September.
Shawn Layden, the chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, said this week the company may consider releasing first-party games on non-PlayStation platforms in a bid to reach a bigger audience. He’s reported to have said prime candidates for such a strategy would be multiplayer PC titles.