December 7, 2023

With out backward compatibility, the Nintendo Swap 2 could be a more durable promote for some avid gamers. The Nintendo Swap is the third best-selling console of all time, and 7 years after its debut, many Swap house owners have large recreation libraries. Official affirmation of any Swap 2 function or performance is months away, however a current leak ought to give followers hope that they gained’t have to begin from scratch in the event that they resolve to improve subsequent 12 months.

On Monday, YouTuber Doctre81 shared an entry from the LinkedIn profile of a former Nintendo worker who labored as a senior software program engineer from February 2021 to August 2023. In that entry, the engineer talks about how they “took possession of an present undertaking and redesigned to cut back complexity, vastly enhance efficiency, and introduce new options whereas sustaining all present performance [emphasis ours].

Unsurprisingly, the worker doesn’t point out the “undertaking” by title, however all indicators level to this being the Swap 2 (or “NG”). In any case, what else is Nintendo engaged on that might match any of the small print that had been shared on this LinkedIn profile?

Skip to 1:00 within the video under to see the LinkedIn profile for your self:

Assuming this undertaking is the Swap 2, “all present performance” would counsel that the next-gen console can do something and every little thing the present Swap can. Presumably, that ought to embody taking part in bodily Swap cartridges in addition to digital Swap video games.

Going a step additional, this may also level to Nintendo Swap On-line making the leap to the following Swap. As a lot as I miss the Digital Console on the Wii and Wii U, I’d like to see Nintendo proceed to construct upon its assortment of retro video games on the Swap 2.

Final month, I stated backward compatibility was one of some requisite options for the Swap 2 if Nintendo desires to interrupt the cycle of alternating profitable and ill-fated consoles. Right here’s hoping this thriller developer felt the identical manner, as a result of it could be an enormous mistake for Nintendo to not observe its personal lead with the DS and 3DS.