Nintendo Switch 2 in coming 2024: New hints from the President of Nintendo of America, Doug Bowser suggest a 2024 release window.
There has been a lot of buzz about the possible release of the Nintendo Switch 2 in 2024, even though there’s been no official confirmation. Recent statements from Doug Bowser, the President of Nintendo of America, have added fuel to the speculation.
In an interview with Inverse, Bowser didn’t directly confirm the existence of the next Nintendo console, but he hinted at a potential release of the Switch 2 next year.
He talked about the importance of the Nintendo Account system in simplifying the transition between platforms. In the past, when they switched to a new device, they had to create a new account system. However, the Nintendo Account is designed to make communication with players during any platform shift smoother.
Bowser said, “Our goal is to minimize the dip you typically see in the last year of one cycle and the beginning of another.” This suggests that Nintendo is preparing for the launch of its next main console, and there could be some form of backward compatibility between the original Switch and the new system.
On a related note, YouTuber Nate the Hate, known for credible Nintendo Switch 2 leaks, discussed the console in his latest podcast. He mentioned that there was some discussion about which version of DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) the console will support. While he heard it would support DLSS 3.5 ray reconstruction, it might not have all the features seen on PC.
Nate believes the Nintendo Switch 2 may not include frame generation, a feature introduced with DLSS 3.1. Instead, it’s expected to use a custom feature set. He’s optimistic that the console, with the help of DLSS features, will perform well in the long term and handle modern games throughout its generation. He also highlights Nvidia’s role in this partnership, emphasizing their expertise in AI technologies.
Apart from Switch 2, in the same Inverse interview, Doug Bowser emphasized that the Nintendo Switch’s enduring popularity is due to its unique platform and a continuous flow of engaging games. Developers have creative freedom, ensuring quality and memorable experiences for players. He also acknowledged the dynamic nature of the industry, where acquisitions and new studios coexist.
Bowser highlighted the importance of the Nintendo Account in making transitions between platforms smoother. He mentioned the company’s high job satisfaction and retention rates and their efforts to create an inclusive and balanced work culture. While he didn’t specify a particular franchise for a potential comeback, he expressed contentment with the current Nintendo portfolio.
Overall, with all the recent rumors and hints from Doug Bowser, it is highly likely that we will see the release of the Nintendo Switch 2 console next year.
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