Recent reports have said that Nintendo is working on a 4K-ready Switch version.
With the PS5 and Xbox Series X launching a couple of months from now, many have been wondering what Nintendo have up their sleeves to counter the threat of more powerful competing hardware. The Switch is already significantly less powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One, and with that gap bound to grow even more significant, questions about a mid-gen hardware refresh for the Switch have been asked regularly.
Not surprisingly, there have been various reports of late of Nintendo working on a 4K-ready Switch version that they’re allegedly planning on releasing in 2021, and while we don’t have any concrete evidence to suggest that, a recent development may have hinted at that as well. Recently, FDG Entertainment – the publishers of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – suggested in a tweet that the Switch might have “some next-gen hardware in the oven.”
Of course, this isn’t concrete evidence either, and doesn’t necessarily mean that FDG Entertainment have spilled the beans on something Nintendo haven’t yet announced (for instance, they could just be saying this in light of all the recent reports), but it is something to mull over.
A recent report claimed that Nintendo was boosting Switch production and was asking development partners to make their games 4K-ready, so there’s been plenty of smoke here.