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Microsoft Confirms New Nintendo Switch Model Is In Development

Microsoft appears to have confirmed that a brand new Nintendo Switch model, possibly the previously rumored “Pro” version, is currently in development.

As part of the on-going case between the FTC and Microsoft over its acquisition of Activision Blizzard King, judge Corley’s written ruling mentions that Call of Duty is scheduled for release on a unreleased Nintendo Switch model that is currently in development.

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This suggests that the next console from Nintendo may be an iterative version of the Switch rather than a full fledged successor. The ruling states that the only apparent defects the FTC has identified with regards to Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard King is that, in its view, Microsoft is not omniscient and has not developed the ability to tell the future. Furthermore, it cites standard contractual provisions about “unanticipated and unforeseeable future events” and Microsoft’s commitment to making Calling of Duty available on an in-development Nintendo Switch model.

Recently, a known leaker, who has accurately leaked Nintendo related information in the past, revealed that there were new updates to the console maker’s developer portal that suggested that it was incorporating support for a new Switch model. Specifically, the updates pertained to the Software Development Kit (SDK) associated with the “NX 2”.

In addition, the installer/downloader tool had also been updated, suggesting that Nintendo was preparing to reveal the “NX 2” platform to various developers. Based on the leaked information, it appeared that the public unveiling of the Switch successor may be nearer than expected.

Previously, during a Q&A session, Nintendo had shared how it is planning to make a smooth transition for its existing Switch user base to its successor. Nintendo President and CEO Shuntaro Furukawa stated that the company plans on making a smooth transition for its user base from Nintendo Switch to its successor via the Nintendo Account. He mentioned that the console maker is always considering various aspects of future hardware specifications. However, he refrained from sharing any specific details in this regard.

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