Nintendo categorically denies that a 4K Switch Pro is in development

From The Verge: It is rare for a big company to come out and categorically deny an entire report, but that’s what Nintendo just did — the Japanese corporate entity issued a press release insisting Bloomberg’s seeming revelation that Nintendo was pushing developers to build 4K-resolution games for an upcoming but potentially canceled “Switch Pro” handheld was entirely incorrect.

Nintendo writes the report “falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support” and insists that it’s “not true.” Separately, it says that it has no plans for any new Nintendo Switch other than the slightly refined OLED model that’ll be out next week.

On Thursday morning, Zynga spokesperson Sarah Ross also denied the report, saying in a statement to Bloomberg and Kotaku, “To clarify, Zynga does not have a 4K developer kit from Nintendo.” Zynga was the only developer named out of the 11 companies that Bloomberg reported receiving a 4K Switch developement kit.

While there’s always a possibility that the language technically allows for most if not all of Bloomberg’s report to be correct — that, for instance, there was a 4K Switch development kit, and that Nintendo did push developers to build 4K content, and that Nintendo is simply not pushing that anymore — Nintendo is attempting to say that the entire report is not true.

View: Full Article