Nintendo Indirectly Confirms Backwards Compatibility For Switch 2
Nintendo has indirectly confirmed that the Switch successor, dubbed Switch 2, will offer support for backwards compatibility.
Speaking during an interview, Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser hinted at the strong possibility of the Switch 2 supporting backwards compatibility. He was asked whether he has thought about helping those people who will be making the transition from the existing console to the next platform while reassuring them that their content and investment in the Switch will somehow transfer to its successor.
Bowser responded by stating that one thing Nintendo has already done with the Switch with regards to the communication of this transition is the formation of the Nintendo Account. In the past, every device Nintendo console users transitioned to had a whole new account system. According to him, creating the Nintendo Account has allowed the console maker to communicate with with players that if and when it makes a transition to a new platform, it will help ease that process or transition.
He mentioned that Nintendo’s goal is to minimize the dip typically seen in the last year of one cycle and the beginning of another. He steered clear of making any statement regarding the Switch 2’s feature set, but he did emphasize that the Nintendo Account is a strong basis communicating a smooth transition to the next platform for existing Switch users.
Previously, during his recent podcast, YouTuber Nate the Hate, who has a good track record with regards to Nintendo Switch 2 leaks, mentioned that there was some discussion about which version of DLSS will be supported by the console. He said that had heard the console will support DLSS 3.5 ray reconstruction, though it may not be feature complete in comparison to what is there on PC. Nate stated that one of the features that he believes is being omitted from the Nintendo Switch successor is frame generation, which was introduced with DLSS 3.1. He clarified that the console will use a custom feature set.