A recently leaked internal email thread has shed light on a meeting between video game publisher Activision and Nintendo in December 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to receive a briefing on Nintendo’s upcoming console, referred to as the “NG Switch,” according to the email exchanges. The emails, which were made public as part of the FTC v. Microsoft case, involved Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and other high-ranking executives from the company.
Although most of the content in the emails has been redacted, one section suggests that Activision is interested in developing games for the NG Switch due to its similarities in performance to previous generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The email also mentions the desire for early access to development hardware prototypes to ensure the compatibility of Activision’s games with the new console.
Coinciding with this news, reports surfaced at the beginning of this month that tech demos for the NG Switch, also known as the Nintendo Switch 2, were showcased at Gamescom in August. These demos included an improved version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild specifically designed to take advantage of the Switch 2’s specifications. While sources have corroborated these reports, Nintendo has not made any official statements regarding its next console at the time of writing.
In related news from the FTC v. Microsoft case, documents have unveiled Microsoft’s plans for an Xbox Series X console refresh. The refreshed version will reportedly eliminate the disc drive from the base console and instead offer 2TB of internal storage along with other enhancements.
For gamers seeking new titles to play, we recommend exploring the best Nintendo Switch games and the best Xbox Series X games.
Nintendo Switch: A hybrid video game console developed and released by Nintendo that can be used both as a home console and a portable device.
NG Switch: The internal codename used in the email exchanges to refer to the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2 console.
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