The Nintendo Switch 2 is said to have been secretly tested behind the scenes at Gamescom for developers and showed off its robustness.
Nintendo Switch 2 may be closer to announcement than gamers previously thought, especially after this year’s Gamescom event. We’ve had a few leaks regarding the upcoming console, with the most interesting coming from behind the scenes at Gamescom, where Nintendo was said to have shown developers the Nintendo Switch 2. The new console is expected to launch next year, but the company hasn’t shared any details about it yet. The Switch 2 will definitely have higher specs than the original console that launched over six years ago.
Nintendo shook up the handheld gaming space with the Switch in March 2017. It presented a fun and engaging opportunity for those who wanted more flexible gaming, whether playing alone or with others. One thing it lacks, however, is performance power, especially compared to non-portable consoles from competitors Sony and Microsoft. Furthermore, in the past few years, the handheld gaming market has exploded with Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally and Ayaneo game consoles, which have much stronger performance than the Switch. Nintendo fans are eagerly waiting for a successor to the Switch that could bring even more truly high-caliber games.
The most recent news about the upcoming console comes from Gamescom, where developers were shown a demo of the Switch 2. According to the report, the tech demo was held privately to let developers The developer sees how powerful this console is. Developers have been shown an upgraded version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that is said to run on the system with specifications for the Switch 2. This shows that Nintendo is getting closer to making Switch 2 launch as originally planned in the future.
While it’s unclear whether Breath of the Wild will be re-released for the Switch next, it’s in line with previous rumors suggesting backwards compatibility for the Switch 2. This means the games that was developed for the original Switch will work on the next-gen successor Switch and will perform even better.
Additionally, another report states that Nintendo has introduced testing of The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 demo running on the Switch 2’s target specifications using Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology. The graphics provided are said to be on par with the PS5 and Xbox Series
This is great news for those who have been fed up with the weakness of the original Switch over the years and now want to see what Nintendo has to offer. But for those who still love the original Switch version, Nintendo will have quite a few new titles launching this year and early next year like Super Mario Bros. Wonder, a remake of the new Super Mario RPG and WarioWare. Super Mario Bros. Wonder releases on October 20 while the Super Mario RPG remake is scheduled for mid-November. WarioWare: Move It! will be released on November 3. Meanwhile, stay tuned for announcements about Nintendo Switch 2 in the near future.