Nintendo is quick to deny the 4K Switch game development kit report
Nintendo is playing this song again and dancing with the possible existence of a 4K Switch model thanks to a recent report from Bloomberg which claimed that 11 studios were in possession of a 4K Switch development kit.
In the original articleBloomberg says the console maker has provided 11 studios, including Zynga that have never made console gaming with a Switch SDK that supports 4K development. He goes on to say that when the company revealed the Switch OLED model in July, the console maker already sent 4K development kits to third-party studios and asked to make games in 4K resolution.
The publication also claims that Nintendo plans to release enhanced 4K support, affectionately referred to as “Switch Pro,” scheduled for release no earlier than late 2022. In a rare move, the company’s Japanese corporate account has something to say about this report as they quickly denied the report three hours after the article was published.
“A report from September 30, 2021 falsely claims that Nintendo is providing tools to drive game development for a Switch [model] with 4K support, ”Nintendo said in a declaration.
“To ensure a good understanding among our investors and clients, we want to clarify that this report is not true. We also want to reiterate that, as we announced in July, we have no plans for a new model other than Nintendo Switch – OLED model, which will launch on October 8, 2021. “
One of the sources for the post included an anonymous Zynga employee, in response to the article’s claim, a Zynga spokesperson told Bloomberg that it “does not have a 4K development kit of Nintendo “. After the post, Bloomberg noted in response to a number of questions that Nintendo simply said the report was “inaccurate” but did not say what specific parts of the story it was referring to.