Next Gen Nintendo Switch Development Hinted with New NVIDIA Job Listing
Next Gen Nintendo Switch in Development?
It appears that a new next gen Nintendo Switch is in development according to details found on a new NVIDIA job listing that surfaced recently. The job posting, which can be found on LinkedIn, lists a position with the title of “Game Console Developer Tools Engineer”.
The aforementioned job will require the individual to work closely with “internal and external partners” to develop tools for console game developers. It never does outright mention Nintendo, the Switch, or any specific platforms for that matter. Given the track record, it would more likely point towards a Nintendo Switch successor or mid-lifecycle upgrade. This is especially the case given that the Breath of the Wild sequel’s reveal looking “too smooth” for the system.
In case you didn’t know, the Nintendo Switch is running on the NVIDIA Tegra X1 chip with Maxwell GPU, putting the performance on par with last generation consoles. The Japanese gaming giant is known to sell a gaming experience as opposed to cutting-edge graphics but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the hardware needing an upgrade soon.
For now, we will report more on this as soon as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: Honestly, the sweet spot to run games currently is Full HD 60FPS and if the existing hardware can handle it, I don’t see the need for upgrades. If not, a mid-lifecycle upgrade would still do the trick. If a whole new system will be introduced, then I hope you can still play Switch games on it.