Nvidia May Be Hiring To Develop Tools For Nintendo Switch Successor
Nvidia may be hiring an engineer to develop tools for the Nintendo Switch successor, based on a job listing that was posted recently. The listing states that Nvidia is looking to hire a deeply technical, creative and hands-on software engineer to pioneer the next generation of graphics developer tools for game consoles.
Given that both PlayStation and Xbox consoles are powered by AMD SoCs, it’s likely that Nvidia job listing refers to the Nintendo Switch successor. The console maker hasn’t revealed any concrete details about its next console, although Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa did state during a recent investor Q&A session that the Nintendo Switch successor is a major concern for the company.
NVIDIA is looking to hire a deeply technical, creative and hands-on software engineer to pioneer the next generation of Graphics Developer Tools for Game Consoles.
The company plans to prevent its 100 Million plus install base from resetting with the launch of new hardware, and is instead looking to build long-term relationships with its users. Nintendo plans on doing this by raising the significance of Nintendo accounts as well by increasing the reach of its IPs outside of gaming.
Nintendo has previously expressed interest in a backwards compatible successor to the Switch, and this is likely where Nvidia plays a major role. Much like the Nintendo Switch, if its successor’s SoC is also made by Nvidia, backwards compatibility ought to be relatively easy to offer.
The Nintendo Switch was released internationally on March 3, 2017 in most territories. The console is a tablet that can be used as a home console or as a portable device, making it a hybrid console. Its wireless Joy-Con controllers, which have regular buttons and directional analogue sticks for user input, motion detection, and tactile feedback, may be attached to both sides of the console for portable play. They may also be used independently in the hands, similar to the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, to give a standard home console gamepad experience, or they can be connected to a grip device to provide a traditional home console gamepad experience.