According to recent documents related to the lawsuit between Microsoft and the FTC over the purchase of Activision Blizzard, it is expected that the Nintendo Switch 2 will have similar performance to eighth-generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This indicates that the next generation of Nintendo’s console will feature improved hardware that will attract game developers and publishers.
Apparently, Nintendo shared details about the Switch 2 with Activision in December 2022. The internal name of the device is “Switch NG” (Next Generation Switch), and Activision considered the possibility of releasing games for this platform due to its performance being on par with existing consoles.
Although specific details about the specifications of the Nintendo Switch 2 were not revealed during the trial, it is known that developers were able to see a prototype of the upcoming console at Gamescom. They showcased the hardware running an optimized version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and a demo of Unreal Engine 5 called The Matrix Awakens.
While the Nintendo Switch 2 is not expected to reach the level of performance of a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, there are rumors that the console will support DLSS scaling technology with ray tracing. This could be the result of a significant breakthrough in the chip provided by NVIDIA. Currently, the Nintendo Switch uses a custom NVIDIA Tegra processor.
In summary, the Nintendo Switch 2 promises to be a significant improvement in terms of performance and appeal to game developers and publishers. Although not all details have been revealed yet, the clues suggest more powerful hardware that will offer an enhanced gaming experience for Nintendo fans.
Sources: The Verge