The ‘Nintendo Switch 4K’ doesn’t exist yet, but developers are already creating games for it according to Bloomberg
There was some disappointment when Nintendo finally released its review of the Nintendo Switch. The changes were noticeable, especially with its remarkable OLED screen, but disappointing for all who expected the 4K video output support.
It turns out that this hypothetical ‘Nintendo Switch 4K’ is not at all ruled out: the Japanese company could be preparing its launch, because there are almost a dozen video game development companies that already have a development kit for 4K games.
At Nintendo they categorically deny that they are preparing a Switch 4K
This is indicated in Bloomberg, where they reveal that “employees of at least 11 video game companies they said their teams were in possession of Nintendo’s 4K development kit for the Switch. “
Among those companies there is the well-known Zynga, creator of the mythical FarmVille and who curiously had never developed a video game for consoles. Now he could make the leap to this field.
A news report on Sept. 30, 2021(JST) falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support. To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to clarify that this report is not true. (1/2)
— Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Corporate Public Relations / IR) (@NintendoCo Ltd) September 30, 2021
The future ‘Nintendo Switch 4K’ will not hit the market until the end of 2022 at the earliest, sources close to the company say. At Nintendo they have denied such rumors and they highlight that “as we announced in July, we have no plans for any other new model beyond the Nintendo Switch OLED Model.”
A Zynga spokeswoman also denied such information, but in Bloomberg – where they have repeatedly spoken of that Switch with 4K support – they insist that this future console will appear. If you have not done so now, it is because of the shortage of components, they assure.
That problem could persist and at Nintendo they could even cancel the development of that ‘4K version’ of the Nintendo Switch, but what is clear according to the data cited is that there are already several companies that have in their hands the tools that allow them to start preparing games for that future console … if it appears.
Vía | Bloomberg