KEY POINTS

  • Nintendo is rumored to launch a new Nintendo Switch console 
  • A new report claims that Nintendo might release the upgraded Switch that features support for 4K resolution
  • Earlier this year, Nintendo shot down rumors that it is preparing to launch a new Switch

A series of comments from third-party game developers points that a 4K-ready Nintendo Switch model could be in the works. Insiders also acknowledged that 4K-ready titles for Nintendo’s hybrid console are in development. Over the past months, there have been ongoing rumors that the Japanese gaming giant could release a new Switch model as early as next year.

The latest information about a possible 4K-ready Nintendo switch arriving soon is courtesy of Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki. The journalist is among the first few ones to reveal about the Nintendo Switch Lite. In his new report, Takashi shared that Nintendo asked game developers to create their Switch games 4K-ready.

The latest report about the Nintendo Switch model suggests that the upcoming console would indeed support 4K resolution. Bloomberg also reported a few weeks ago that Nintendo is not only considering more computing power in its next Switch but also support for 4K resolution. The latest report released earlier today sounds like a confirmation of the publication’s previous report.

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If the rumored upgraded Nintendo Switch model would actually support 4K resolution, it is still anyone’s guess. However, there is a chance that it might be able to do so thanks to DLSS 2.0 support. Hardcore gamers would warmly welcome a more powerful version of the hybrid gaming console.

A better Nintendo Switch with the latest technology would help assure gamers that the system would receive ports of multi-format titles that are no longer feasible on the original Nintendo Switch. In other Nintendo news, the Japanese gaming company recently filed a patent for a new kind of standalone Joy-Con type of controller.

The patent not only shows the proposed design of the said Nintendo Joy-Con controller but also revealed the changes that future gamers would see. Based on the patent illustrations, Nintendo will drop the connectors currently attached to the current-generation Joy-Con. The + and - buttons are also missing in the new design of the controller.

It is worth mentioning that the patent does not, in any way, guarantee that a new standalone Joy-Con is in the works. Like all other companies, Nintendo has a habit of filing patents that some do not see a commercial launch.