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As recent rumors about the Nintendo Switch successor rage, some of the most verifiable info about it has arrived courtesy of the FTC v. Microsoft case concerning Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision (which the FTC is currently appealing). Internal Activision emails reveal that executives met with Nintendo in December 2022 to discuss the “Switch NG” (NG standing for ‘new generation’).


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While heavily redacted, the doc does reveal that the performance of the next gen console will hew close to the PS4 and Xbox One. “Given the closer alignment to Gen8 platforms in terms of performance and our previous offerings on PS4 / Xbox One, it is reasonable to assume we could make something compelling for the NG Switch as well. It would be helpful to secure early access to development hardware prototypes and prove that out nice and early.” The emails also show that Activision regrets not putting Call of Duty on Switch, and would probably put the franchise on Switch even if not being bought out by Microsoft (who signed an agreement to bring COD to Nintendo consoles for ten years if the acquisition goes through).

We’ll have to see the Switch successor specs whenever they’re properly revealed. At the moment, rumors and whispers leak further and further through the cracks, and it seems likely that we may see formal news sooner rather than later.



Via: The Verge


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.