Activision Blizzard CEO Was Briefed on the Nintendo Switch 2 in December 2022

A successor to the Nintendo Switch was the subject of conversation between Bobby Kotick and Nintendo boss Shuntaro Furukawa.

Posted By | On 19th, Sep. 2023

nintendo switch oled

After recent reports of a successor to the Nintendo Switch being shown off to developers during Gamescom, a new report courtesy of The Verge reveals that Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick was briefed on the Nintendo Switch 2 back in December 2022.

According to The Verge, emails between executives at Activision Blizzard reveal that Kotick had spoken with Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa about the new console back in December. The emails were made public with redactions as part of the FTC’s case against Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this year.

One email courtesy of Activision’s Chris Schnakenberg indicated that Nintendo’s next console will be a serious upgrade over the current Switch, with the new console being stated to be better than the PS4 and Xbox One.

“Given the closer alignment to Gen8 platforms in terms of performance and our previous offerings on PS4 / Xbox One, it is reasonable to assume we could make something compelling for the NG Switch as well,” Schnakenberg wrote. “It would be helpful to secure early access to development hardware prototypes and prove that out nice and early.”

A recent report from earlier this month indicated that Nintendo’s follow-up to the Switch would be even closer to current-gen console performance, with developers at Gamescom being shown Epic Games’ The Matrix Awakens showcase, which was made using Unreal Engine 5. The report also indicated that the Nintendo Switch 2 would be capable of ray tracing, as well as making use of Nvidia’s DLSS technology to maintain performance.

While Nintendo is yet to make any real public announcement for the Switch 2, the console is expected to hit store shelves sometime in the second half of 2024—7 years after the launch of the original Nintendo Switch.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!

Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – Is it Too Hard?

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree – Is it Too Hard?

Despite universal acclaim from critics, some have complained that the new expansion errs on the "unfair" side....

Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail – Everything You Need to Know

Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail – Everything You Need to Know

The New World beckons in Final Fantasy 14's newest expansion. Here's what you should know before it launches o...

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero Overview Trailer Details Story, Confine and Confire

Phantom Brave: The Lost Hero Overview Trailer Details Story, Confine and Confire

After separating from her companion Ash, Marona teams up with Apricot to reunite the legendary pirate crew and...

Metal Gear Solid Series Producer Would “Like Nothing Better” Than to Work With Hideo Kojima Again

Metal Gear Solid Series Producer Would “Like Nothing Better” Than to Work With Hideo Kojima Again

However, producer Noriaki Okamura notes, "People have moved on to new things and commitments, and that's just ...

Astro Bot’s File Size Will be Roughly 66 GB

Astro Bot’s File Size Will be Roughly 66 GB

Team Asobi and Sony have previously touted the upcoming platformer as Astro's biggest adventure to date.

Hazelight Studios Will Seemingly Announce its Next Game at Gamescom

Hazelight Studios Will Seemingly Announce its Next Game at Gamescom

The studio behind A Way Out and It Takes Two seems to be teasing an upcoming announcement of its next project....