Reports of Switch 4K dev tools “not true”, claims Nintendo
Nintendo has issued an official response to investors and customers following a Bloomberg article claiming that Nintendo has been “supplying dev tools for a Switch model with 4K support.”
“A news report on Sept. 30, 2021 falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support,” Nintendo stated. “We want to clarify that this report is not true.”
OLED only: Nintendo insists that there are “no plans for any new model” apart from the upcoming Switch OLED model, which launches on October 8th, contrary to all the rumours of a Switch Pro that have swirled practically since the console launched in 2017.
False claim: Bloomberg's source claims that employees from 11 different developers have access to “Switch 4K development tools”, mentioning Zynga, the development team working on the upcoming Star Wars: Hunters game for Switch.
Zynga Comments: We reached out to Zynga for comment, and it replied to DailyBits with the following:
- As a Switch developer for the upcoming Star Wars: Hunters game that Zynga announced on a recent Nintendo Direct, we can confirm that none of the developer kits Zynga has or is in receipt of are 4K developer kits.
The OLED model of the Switch is just days away now, launching next week on the 8th October. Will you be picking it up, or do you feel that you'd rather wait for a possible 4K version down the line? We'd love to hear your thoughts.