Nintendo denies rumors of new Switch pro model
A Bloomberg report claiming 11 game developers have access to Nintendo Switch 4K development kits is sparking confusion about the existence of the rumored Nintendo Switch Pro.
Driving the news: Bloomberg published a story yesterday in which it says that employees at the game companies, including Zynga, claim to have the dev kits.
- That system wouldn't be out until at least late next year, Bloomberg reports.
What they're saying: Nintendo has disavowed the report on Twitter, saying that it has "no plans for any new model other than Nintendo Switch — OLED Model."
- The report "falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support," Nintendo said. "To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to clarify that this report is not true."
- A Zynga spokesperson told Axios that the company "does not have a 4K developer kit from Nintendo."
- "As a Switch developer for the upcoming 'Star Wars: Hunters' game that Zynga announced on a recent Nintendo Direct, we can confirm that none of the developer kits Zynga has or is in receipt of are 4K developer kits."
- But rumors about a "Switch Pro" model, which would include 4K, circulated for months ahead of its reveal, leaving many fans stumped.
- Bloomberg reports the lack of 4K was because of component shortages, which have plagued the game industry and beyond due to COVID-19.
What's next: The Nintendo Switch OLED model launches Oct. 8.