Another Nintendo Switch — an unassuming redesign on the original called the Nintendo Switch OLED model — will be released in October, however it’s not the 4K update that numerous players were expecting. Bloomberg detailed Wednesday, in any case, that designers doing Nintendo Switch games were amazed, as well: They’d been working on a Nintendo Switch developer’s kit that supports 4K graphics.
Bloomberg detailed that designers somewhere around 11 game organizations have been dealing with games utilizing a 4K Nintendo Switch kit, at both huge studios and small. Nintendo told Bloomberg its data is “inaccurate,” however didn’t grow further.
Reports of a redesigned Nintendo Switch model that supports 4K graphics has been circling for some time; Bloomberg said in May that the hardware launching this October would output in 4K resolution when docked. Nintendo apparently changed the design because of “component shortages” coming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as per Bloomberg, and Nintendo changed its design solely after giving out the 4K-capable kits to designers working on new games.
Development kits are regularly distributed to video game developers well in front of launch. These special consoles feature development tools vital in making games.
Designers dealing with Nintendo Switch games told Bloomberg they expect their 4K Switch games will be out at some point in 2022 — “during or after the second half of next year.” Bloomberg reported that a 4K Nintendo Switch is not expected out until 2022 “at the earliest.”
Nintendo has not reacted to Polygon’s request for comment.