Nintendo's just launched their definitive Switch revision through OLED model. Releasing last week with a wider screen, an ethernet port, and a kickstand when docked, many wondered if that's the only hybrid Switch model being developed.
This may not be the case, as a new rumour suggests Nintendo's preparing a 4K version of their best-selling console. As specified by Nate The Hate, this new Nintendo system aims to release as soon as next year.
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Nintendo Switch 4K Rumoured for 2022/2023 Launch, Will Have Exclusive Games
Alongside co-host MVG, Nate discussed the upgraded Switch's rumoured features, implying this system will display 4K through NIVIDIA's DLSS technology. However, the pair didn't specify whether the model is a full-on Switch successor, or simply a 4K revision.
They also mention that various developers received 4K Switch dev kits last year. These statements back up previous reports where 11 studios claimed Nintendo sent them this software, including Zynga Inc, who later back-tracked their statement. Accordingly, Nate and MVG stating that the developers' NDAs with Nintendo encouraged this retraction.
Furthermore, the OLED Switch's announcement had reportedly confused various studios, who expected a 4K model to be imminent.
In a recent teardown of the OLED version, users found that the system contained an HDMI 2.0 port, hinting at the OLED's 4K capabilities. As such, the OLED Switch is speculated to have replaced the previously planned 4K Switch, when many studios were supposedly expecting the latter console's launch.
In Nate and MVG's full episode below, the pair also discuss the new system's backwards compatibility features, believing the 4K Switch is yet to incorporate these features. However, they could be implemented in the run-up to its rumoured late 2022/early 2023 launch.
Additionally, various games will allegedly be exclusive for the system, similar to how Nintendo DSi and New 3DS had exclusives. As such, those games would be unplayable on older Switch versions.
Considering Nintendo's only just launched the OLED Model, it's highly unlikely they'd confirm these rumours anytime soon. For now, we'll have to wait and see.