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Topic: Rumor: New Switch model coming in September or October with announcement soon, new Metroid on the way this year

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Bolt_Strike

@BruceCM I have a thought about that. What if you brought back the dual screen clamshell design, but not only could the screens fold in half, but they could also detach? This would let you have dual screen gameplay in both handheld mode and docked mode, essentially making it like the Switch, DS/3DS, and Wii U in one and really have the DNA of all of Nintendo's past hardware. Not only that, but you could do entirely new things with it as well. For example, you could give one screen and one Joycon to a friend so they no longer have to share your screen, giving new meaning to the phrase "split screen multiplayer". It'd be expensive and difficult to get right, but it would be such a Nintendo thing to do that I want to see them make it work.

But I digress, if Nintendo even wants to do something like that, it's probably not going to happen for another 4-5 years, not now with the Switch Pro.

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skywake

VoidofLight wrote:

Name one time they announced a hardware revision in a direct as well.

Well they have typically announced new hardware at trade shows, whether that's E3, TGS or equivalents. But COVID exists and these things aren't happening, so Directs are what they have. I'm not sure if your precedent is actually a precedent or not but, in 2021 it's a precedent that is going to get broken. Directs are the only forum they have outside of random trailers and press releases.

Hell, I'd argue a direct announcement would probably be the most traditional way they could announce it! Again, not that I'm betting on a direct reveal for the Pro

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HotGoomba

BruceCM wrote:

You'd have to think how to use it with TV, though, @HotGoomba.... So, I think that makes a device like that unlikely as a Switch successor

Lol maybe there's a way to do it but I also doubt it.

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@UndoControl
Haven't these devs done some pretty difficult ports for the Switch, like Witcher 3? Seems like it would make sense for them to have access, but that's just me. I would wager lots of people have access, actually.

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Matt_Barber

UndoControl wrote:

@Slowdive That doesn't put them on priority for a new Switch model. Nintendo is very secretive about this stuff. Only their most trusted developers would have access to a devkit, primarily big Japanese studios and of course studios working on Nintendo first party stuff, so they can have a very tight grip on any potential leaks. Basically people that Nintendo has worked with before on prior platform launches. You think Nintendo trust Saber that much because they ported a couple games well? Sorry, but I don't buy that for a second.

OK then. Look at some of the companies involved in the Switch reveal and launch lineup. They clearly put dev kits in the hands of Bethesda, Tomorrow Corporation, Shin'en Multimedia and SFB well before the launch. They're not Japanese studios, the latter three aren't even that big.

In that context, would letting Saber have one seem unrealistic? I don't think so.

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Matt_Barber

@UndoControl Saber are actually bigger than Bethesda; they've about 1500 employees across their subsidiaries, which makes them one of the largest games developers in the world. They're just not much of a household name because they're a work-for-hire studio that doesn't publish games or hold the rights to any big franchises. Working for lots of different publishers would give them a number of avenues for potentially acquiring a dev kit though.

Also, take another look at SFB. They're a two person operation and had not published a single game on a Nintendo platform prior to Snipperclips. If they could get a dev kit prior to launch, I'd think that practically anyone would be in with a shot. Well, at least so long as they had a game that Nintendo liked the look of and could guarantee that it'd be ready in time for the launch.

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VoidofLight

@skywake I meant general direct that's "exclusively software", or where they specified that it's only software.

(Insert creative or cool phrase here.)

BruceCM

I think it's highly unlikely they'd want to go to 2 screens again, anyway, @Bolt_Strike .... But you never know with Nintendo! They clearly indicated Switch is going for a few years yet several times, though, so any successor is not for awhile

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GrailUK

Happy Switch Pro Reveal Day everyone. Have a good one

(hee hee)

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Grumblevolcano

I think Saber, Panic Button, etc. already having devkits is very likely because think about the revision itself. It's going to be more powerful than the base Switch but still very weak compared to current hardware so 3rd parties will continue to focus on the PC/Xbox/PS versions while they outsource Switch versions to port specialists.

Grumblevolcano

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skywake

@VoidofLight
I quoted you directly, you meant what you said. COVID breaks any precedent you might think there is. That's all there is to it

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sixrings

@Slowdive I predict Sony is going to release a PS6. I know this sounds crazy but surely it will happen. Just wait six years but if it doesn’t come out that would mean plans changed. And wait another six months. And then another. But eventually I’ll be right and look how smart I am.

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Slowdive

P.S. for those who are not familiar with this person; it's a very reliable NVIDIA leaker. The SoC should be based on Orin, with Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Ampere based GPU (which could mean RT?). NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace has been hinted at earlier as well.

I think this is going to be quite a spectacular refresh.

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sixrings

@UndoControl I want you to know I talked to my sources personally. My best friend a develop talked to his ten friends and no one had a development kit so he is denying my prediction. But damn it I am right.

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Bolt_Strike

@BruceCM Eh, I think we need the dual screen clamshell design back. That article about an XL Switch reminded me... the Switch really doesn't work that well as a handheld. It can't really fit in your pocket that well, and anytime I need to lug it somewhere I end up needing to carry it around inside a carrying case which severely limits where and when I can take it with me. Plus certain games really benefit from an added touch screen, such as RPGs for menus, any gameplay mechanic that involves drawing/pointer precision such as Pokemon Ranger, the Kirby "Curse" series games (Canvas/Rainbow Curse), Mario Maker. I think we've definitely lost something not having it. Is there a reason you don't think Nintendo would ever do it again?

Bolt_Strike

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BruceCM

Well, mostly that it'd impair the hybrid function, @Bolt_Strike .... Along with the basic idea has been quite well done by them now! I have a Lite & that's about as portable as a 3DS, though! While there are plenty of cases designed for those & the original style Switch to carry them fairly easily Since I play entirely handheld & liked the various DS versions, I'd be very happy if they did come up with something like you're suggesting, though!

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skywake

Slowdive wrote:

P.S. for those who are not familiar with this person; it's a very reliable NVIDIA leaker. The SoC should be based on Orin, with Cortex-A78 CPU cores and Ampere based GPU (which could mean RT?). NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace has been hinted at earlier as well.

I think this is going to be quite a spectacular refresh.

Interesting if so although a bit of an unusual move for Nintendo. Usually they don't push for the bleeding edge. But it's definitely a more efficient microarchitecture so if that was the SoC we're in for a bit of a treat. Could also somewhat ironically end up being pretty much the only Ampere GPU you can get for under a grand.......

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