The Nintendo Switch eShop curation might be about to get a makeover, though it’s not quite the overhaul we’ve been waiting for.
A new patent listed on Patentscope outlines a feature for the eShop that would enable the system to recommend games based on several factors.
Nintendo’s current game recommendation system is only on their website and just throws every new release at you as something you’d probably enjoy, even if it’s something you’d probably never play in a lifetime.
However, the new Switch eShop curation tool doesn’t just consider what you’ve played and might like.
New Switch Patent Points to eShop Curation Tool
Instead, it also makes recommendations based on how other players have reviewed the game, how many people bought it, and what the overall critical reception was.
It’s admittedly an odd choice, but just because the patent exists doesn’t mean we’ll actually see it implemented.
Nintendo has filed several patents since the Switch released, including ones for stylus accessories, ways to join screens together, and more.
The eShop undoubtedly needs a better form of curation, with all the games that release every week.
It looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer for that, but it's a step in the right direction, at least.