(Pocket-lint) – Nintendo has had nice success since launching the Nintendo Swap and its follow-up, the Swap Lite. Nevertheless, the sequence will not finish with these two. We totally count on Nintendo to debut a extra highly effective model of the console, both referred to as the Nintendo Swap 2 or Swap Professional. And, it might arrive later this 12 months. Right here then is the whole lot we all know concerning the Nintendo Swap Professional thus far… A Nintendo Swap 2 or Swap Professional has been rumoured since early 2019, when The Wall Avenue Journal spoke to “elements suppliers and software program builders” in March of that 12 months. They claimed that an enhanced model of the Swap, aimed on the extra devoted, hardcore gamer was in improvement and will come out late 2019/early 2020.
However, whereas a tweaked model of the present Swap ended up changing the first gen mannequin, Nintendo’s president Shuntaro Furukawa felt it essential to deny substitute or upgraded Swap could be launched at the moment: “We consider that you will need to proceed to speak the attraction of each Nintendo Swap programs and broaden the put in base,” he mentioned. “Please word that we have now no plans to launch a brand new Nintendo Swap mannequin throughout 2020.” That does not apply to 2021, nevertheless, and a number of business analysts predicted in January Swap Professional/Swap 2 can be a part of Nintendo’s plans for the 12 months.
Dr Serkan Toto of Kantan Video games led the cost when talking with Gamesindustry.biz: “I predict a beefed-up 4K gadget is coming throughout Nintendo’s subsequent monetary 12 months,” he mentioned. This was backed up by different analysts, together with Piers Harding-Rolls of Ampere Evaluation: “I presently have an up to date model of the Swap in my forecasts for 2021,” he added. Whereas the Nintendo Swap Lite has related inside hardware to the present Swap, the Swap Professional will get a extra thorough overhaul. In accordance with Japanese web site Gamepedia, it should have some spectacular inside specs.
The RAM is alleged to be 8GB, double that within the present console, whereas the on-board storage will get a significant hike to 128GB. The present Swap solely has 32GB of storage and nigh-on calls for that you just purchase a microSD card if you wish to retailer a couple of sport. Rumours presently counsel that it’ll follow the identical, upgraded Tegra X1+ processor discovered within the Swap Lite however with a brand new RealTek GPU.
This RealTek graphics processor was allegedly referred to in Swap firmware, discovered throughout a datamine. It’s able to as much as a 4K UHD “multimedia” decision. The brand new Swap is unlikely to have a 4K show built-in, although. It’s anticipated to have a 1080p show as an alternative (an enchancment over the 720p one on the present Swap).
Some have advised the built-in show might undertake Mini LED backlight expertise – as championed by TV producers like LG, Samsung and TCL – however newer rumours declare will probably be OLED. All video games for the brand new Nintendo Swap can be playable on the present Swap and vice versa (the Swap Lite has some restrictions as motion-controlled video games will not work as a result of lack of removable Pleasure-Cons).
Backwards compatibility is one thing Nintendo has historically caught to, with totally different generations of GameBoys and DS consoles all being backward suitable. So, to see what video games will work on Nintendo Swap Professional you solely must look on the upcoming schedule of Swap titles. Finest upcoming Nintendo Swap video games to stay up for Builders have reportedly been informed by Nintendo to make sure their video games assist 4K too.