Recent reports suggest that the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch 2 console was “secretly” showcased to select developers at Gamescom 2023. While Nintendo has not officially commented on these reports, it indicates that the official announcement of the Nintendo Switch 2 is imminent.
According to leaked internal emails revealed in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) vs. Microsoft trial over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Nintendo had already briefed Call of Duty publisher Activision about its new console back in December 2022. The emails showed a note from Activision Head Bobby Kotick, stating that the Nintendo Switch 2 would be closer in performance to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This suggests that the console will not be at the same level as the current generation of consoles.
As of now, everything known about the Nintendo Switch 2 is based on rumors, as Nintendo has not confirmed any details. However, there are reports that an improved version of the popular game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was shown running on the Nintendo Switch 2 at Gamescom 2023. Additionally, it is said that Nintendo showcased The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 tech demo on target specs for their next console, which utilized advanced graphics technology comparable to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Based on leaked information, the Nintendo Switch 2 is rumored to be released in late 2024. If true, this timing aligns with several upcoming game releases from Nintendo, potentially making them launch titles for the new console.
While there are contrasting statements regarding the performance of the Nintendo Switch 2, it is still exciting to speculate about what Nintendo has in store for its device owners. The anticipation for the new-generation Nintendo console is high, with many gamers eagerly waiting for its release.
– The Verge