Recent media reports claim that Nintendo has already briefed key developers on its plan for the Switch successor. Nintendo, on the other hand, says these reports are untrue.
The reports originally stemmed from Gamescom where Nintendo supposedly showed off the new Switch 2 console to developers. It was claimed that Nintendo had games running on the device including The Matrix Unreal Engine 5 demo and a remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Another report claimed that Nintendo also briefed Activision Blizzard on the Switch successor back in 2022. Nintendo has come out to say that these reports are inaccurate.
During an interview with Japanese media site Mainichi, Nintendo boss Shuntaro Furukawa denied both reports. He claimed these reports were inaccurate during a private earnings call on Tuesday.
Furukawa followed up by touching on the recent dual-screen patent. If you can recall, a recent patent detailed a detachable dual-screen device from Nintendo which would function as a handheld device and users could remove the one display and continue using the top screen. Kurukawa says the patent is real but it doesn’t relate to any upcoming hardware from Nintendo.
“We are aware that patent information is published upon application. However, this does not necessarily mean that it will be featured in future products.”
Nintendo didn’t comment on the Gamescom showcase at all. The company just called the reports “inaccurate”. However, in the past, Nintendo has done the same thing for other hardware reveals and they ended up calling correct reports inaccurate too. So at the moment only Nintendo knows the truth.
The company is currently working on its Switch 2 console. Or whatever they will call it. The device reportedly includes a new NVIDIA Tegra chipset and makes use of DLSS 3. Apart from some dodgy internal specs, we know virtually nothing about the actual hardware itself.