New Switch model coming mid 2020?
Despite analysts agreeing that Nintendo is unlikely to fragment the Switch user base and development community with an upgraded flagship console, another report claims that “new model of Switch” is just around the corner.
The Switch has already been through one hardware revision, incorporating the updated chipset from the Switch Lite into the flagship model – and there are persistent rumours about a more powerful Switch Pro.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are due late 2020
DigiTimes reports that the new Switch model will “begin volume production at the end of first-quarter 2020” according to“sources from the related upstream supply chain.” However, there’s no word on exactly what this new model actually is – so it could just be another hardware revision.
Sony and Microsoft are both gearing up to start the new console generation in the final quarter of 2020, and it’s not unlikely that Nintendo has a plan to stay in the race.
On the other hand, Nintendo has not really been competing on performance since the GameCube and the Switch was released 3 years after the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – or 3 years before the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, depending on how you look at it.
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Timesplitters was developed by the team behind what classic FPS series?
- Call of Duty
Silent Hill art director Masahiro Ito “working on a title” but can’t say what
Silent Hill fans have been left hanging ever since Konami cancelled Kojima Productions’ Silent Hill reboot – but there is a glimmer of hope. Art director and character designer Masahiro Ito has revealed that he’s a part of a core team working on … something new: “… I can tell you nothing yet,” he added.
TimeSplitters Rewind fan project lives
Crytek UK, the remains of what used to be Free Radical Design, has given their blessing to the team behind Timesplitters Rewind, a fan project using the CryEngine 3 to continue the TimeSplitters saga.
The game won’t feature any assets from the original games, but the team seems to be progressing regardless: They just posted an image saying “Time to split…. SOON…” on their Facebook page. TimeSplitters Rewind will be free to download when it’s done.
Metal Slug 7 was the first game in the series to release first on console
Noise Factory’s Metal Slug 7 – actually the eighth game in the series – for Nintendo DS was both an ending and a new beginning for the long-running-and-gunning arcade series: It was the last game in the series, and the first to launch on consoles rather than in arcades.
To make matters more confusing, is was re-released as Metal Slug XX and eventually hit arcades after launching on PlayStation Portable and then slowly making its way to the PC via Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This version featured online co-op and even DLC – yet more firsts for the now moribund franchise.