Nintendo Job Offer Mentions Next Generation Hardware & Cross-Platform Development
A job offer from Nintendo has made mention of next generation hardware and cross-platform development among the position responsibilities.
The job listing in question is for the position of Game Technologies R&D Engineer/Scientist at Nintendo European Research and Development. Among the listed position responsibilities, the new recruit will aim for and go beyond state-of-the-art solutions in the field of technologies related to cross-platform game development, targeting current and next generation Nintendo hardware.
The mention of cross-platform development suggests that the current generation Nintendo Switch will still be supported. Rumors regarding Nintendo’s next generation console had suggested the same. During a recent episode of Kinda Funny Games Daily podcast, Jeff Grubb, who is known for his game industry insights, stated that the next console from Nintendo may be something in-between the “Switch Pro” and a full-fledged successor in order to continue the Switch generation.
Grubb further clarified that the new console will definitely be an upgrade in terms of hardware. According to him, it will be positioned as a “Super Switch” in order to continue the generation in a way that is more significant than what the console maker has done with the Game Boy generation and the Game Boy color. He added that Nintendo has a lot of subscribers with Nintendo Online, and the company doesn’t want to disrupt its momentum at this point, as it has stated publicly during earning reports in the past.
It was also reported that Nintendo is rumored to be optimizing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for a new Nintendo Switch model. According to a 4chan leaker, who has correctly leaked information on the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC in the past, Nintendo is working on a graphics enhancement patch for the games, which will allegedly take advantage of a new Nintendo Switch model that will be released alongside the second DLC.