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Nintendo Reportedly Provided 4K Capable Dev Kits Even Though There’s No Switch Pro

When the Switch OLED was first introduced over the summer season, followers and observers alike famous its lack of general enhancements to the bottom mannequin. While the Switch OLED featured a a lot nicer display, it lacked the 4K show and improved processor long-rumored to be a part of the so-called Switch Pro.

Nevertheless, plainly a number of builders around the globe have entry to improvement kits that allow 4K graphics on the Nintendo Switch. Bloomberg reviews that Nintendo despatched the kits to builders with the request to create video games that help greater decision video games. It’s unclear if Nintendo’s unique intentions modified owing to the ongoing chip shortages fueled by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

In an announcement to Bloomberg, Nintendo known as its reviews “inaccurate,” however declined to elaborate additional. Developers reportedly count on their 4K video games to be launched within the second half of 2022.

The Switch Pro has been rumored since not less than 2019, when it was first talked about in tandem with the console that may turn into the Switch Lite. Rumors that it could embody 4K graphics and an improved processor from Nvidia picked up steam earlier this 12 months, however had been finally dashed when Nintendo revealed the Switch OLED. Despite that, rumors persist that Nintendo is making ready an improved model of the Switch that may help extra fashionable graphics.

For now, Nintendo is specializing in the Switch OLED, which is about to launch early subsequent month. In our hands-on with the new console, we praised the brand new display, however famous the dearth of fabric upgrades elsewhere. It will price $350 — a $50 enhance from the bottom mannequin.

Nintendo Switch OLED Hands-On Preview Gallery

Even with its getting old graphics, the Nintendo Switch continues to promote effectively. The Switch OLED is offered out at just about all retailers, and the upgraded console is at present being offered for $100 greater than prompt retail value on eBay.

As for the Switch Pro, it stays a mysterious and unrealized dream amongst each followers and builders. Nintendo says it has “no plans for launching some other mannequin right now.” The Switch OLED launches October 8.

Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN.

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