Report: Future Switch Games Should Be 4K-Ready, Nintendo Tells Developers

Report: Future Switch Games Should Be 4K-Ready, Nintendo Tells Developers

Looks like that revised Switch model really could support 4K games.

Previously, a report claimed that a more technologically advanced Nintendo Switch model will be released next year in 2021. Today, a new report claims that Nintendo is asking game developers to make their games 4K-ready.

This report comes from Bloomberg, who previously reported on the new Nintendo Switch model aiming to launch next year. "Several outside game developers, speaking anonymously as the issue is private, said that Nintendo has asked them to make their games 4K-ready, suggesting a resolution upgrade is on the way," Takashi Mochizuki's report in Bloomberg reads.

This lines up with what Bloomberg reported on last month in August. This report, also written by Mochizuki, claimed that Nintendo was "looking into" 4K visuals for a revised Nintendo Switch model that would be releasing next year in 2021.

At the time of the last report, Nintendo seemed only to be contemplating the idea of a 4K-ready Nintendo Switch. With the latest report, it would appear that this is now more of certainty for the revised console model next year.

While the previous report from Bloomberg alleged that Nintendo was "ceding" 2020 to the launches of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, it now looks like they've still got a few tricks up their sleeve. Last week, the Super Mario 3D-All Stars collectionwas revealed, bundling Super Mario Galaxy, Sunshine, and N64 into one package to be released later this month. More recently, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo revealed Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity just yesterday, a musuo spin-off telling a prequel story to Breath of the Wild, launching later this year in November.

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