TechnologyNintendo would have presented the Switch 2 to some developers

Nintendo would have presented the Switch 2 to some developers

Six years after the launch of the Switch, it goes without saying that Nintendo is actively preparing a new generation of consoles. But this is not an isolated job, it also requires game developers to be ready for take-off.

During the Gamescom fair held last month in Cologne, Nintendo presented to the public some of its successes, such as the indestructible Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Or Pikmin 4. But behind the scenes, the manufacturer-publisher was above all looking to raise the sauce with the developers present on site, and what better than to present them with the future Switch!

A new console that takes its time

According to Eurogamer, Nintendo would have indeed demonstrated the next generation of the hybrid consoleshowing them in particular an optimized version of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (the launch title of the Switch, in 2017). Attention, nothing says that the game will know a re-release on the occasion of the Switch 2, it was simply a “technical demo”, underlines the site. However, there are rumors that several games released on Switch would benefit from a patch to improve performance on the future console.

For his part, VGC reports some additional details that impress about the technical capabilities of the future device. Nintendo would have shown developers The Matrix Awakensthe Unreal Engine 5 tech demo.upscale DLSS from Nvidia, which improves the graphic quality of games while optimizing performance with the help of AI, would also be there… just like ray-tracing!

Sources on the site indicate that the visual prowess of the Switch 2 is comparable to that of a PS5 or Xbox Series S/X, which is puzzling — but VGC specifies in the process that this does not mean that the hybrid console will have a power comparable to current home consoles.

It is rumored that the console would have a power close to the PS4 Pro, which should allow it to display 1080p on its screen and 4K on a television, with an enhanced display frequency compared to what the we currently know. Several studios have had a development kit for the Switch 2 for several months, in order to optimize their titles for new material.

Read Switch 2: what Nintendo is preparing for its future game console

Nintendo could, however, take its time before confirming the open secret of a new Switch, which is not expected before the end of 2024. Despite its age, the current generation indeed continues to sell well, helped by high-end games. quality like Zelda: Tears of the KingdomSuper Mario Bros. wonderwhich comes out on October 20, should also support sales at least until the holiday season.

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