JAKARTA – Rumors about Nintendo Switch 2 has been circulating for some time now. This is related to the suspicion that the next generation of Nintendo consoles will be available next year. Apart from supporting claims regarding its horsepower, the Nintendo Switch 2 is also suspected to compete with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series
This news is in line with a small group of developers reportedly demonstrating a prototype version of the Switch 2 during Gamescom 2023 earlier this year. They claim that the system shows graphics on par with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series GameRantSunday (22/10/2023).
This also ties into reports of a Gamescom prototype running the Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 tech demo, where the as-yet-unannounced Switch successor could take advantage of some of NVIDIA’s latest devices. If this is true, then the chipset to provide a high-level graphical experience will make the Switch 2 on par with the current generation of consoles.
Nate The Hate, a YouTube channel that regularly follows Nintendo’s developments in the past, finally also provided support regarding this rumor. In his latest video, Nate the Hate explains that the new Switch system will likely support NVIDIA DLSS 3.5’s AI-powered Ray Reconstruction which is also used to improve ray tracing at the PS5 and Xbox Series
While the level of detail allowed by this technology varies from game to game, Ray Reconstruction can be updated via online patches. This makes it likely that the Switch 2’s ray tracing will improve over time
However, Nate the Hate also said that Nintendo’s next console will not support NVIDIA DLSS Frame Generation, which can be used to increase framerate by creating an artificial frame between two existing frames at the expense of image quality.
Nintendo insiders explain this as Nintendo’s commitment to preparing its newest console for the future with the help of NVIDIA and Ray Reconstruction technology. Where, this technology was recently used in Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty DLC which produces a high-quality graphic experience.