Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Rumors: Developers are reportedly working on a “4K Switch game”

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The new Switch OLED model will be released worldwide on October 8th next week, but according to a new report from Bloomberg, the 4K Nintendo system may still be under development. According to sources, employees of “at least” 11 game companies own “4K development kits for Nintendo Switch.” These companies are believed to “spread all over the world,” ranging from large publishers to small studios.

One of the companies Bloomberg is in contact with is Zynga Inc. This is the mobile giant behind the next free download title. Star Wars: Hunter, Will arrive in 2022. The employee behind this information was asked not to be identified because he did not have the authority to publicly discuss the project.

Bloomberg further states that Nintendo’s system, which can handle 4K games, “will not be released until the end of next year at the earliest.” Developers who own 4K kits “refused to guess about plans for another console at Nintendo,” but said their “4K Switch game” is likely to arrive in the “late” of 2022. Stated. The 4K kit is “probably much higher” than the 11 identified.

Shortly after the Switch OLED model was announced, in July 2021, Nintendo said at the time, “There are no plans to launch other models.” According to a Bloomberg report, the company has already “distributed 4K kits to external developers” at this point, asking them to design software that supports higher resolutions.

The report signs off stating that Nintendo may decide not to release a 4K switch based on strategic reasons and technical challenges.