Nintendo Switch 2 To Feature More Ports; Will Have Fair Amount of Support From Leading Game Developers

The Nintendo Switch 2 is likely to receive a significant number of ports and support from leading game developers if its performance is on par with the Xbox Series S. However, this situation could change dramatically when the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft are released.

In the latest episode of Moore’s Law is Dead’s Broken Silicon podcast, Taylor Christensen and Jacob Sutton, co-founders of Infuse Studio, the developers behind the Spirit of the North series, discussed the upcoming Nintendo gaming system and the potential challenges developers might face when porting games to it. Jacob Sutton mentioned that if the leaked specs are accurate and the console’s performance is on par with the Xbox Series S, the system should receive considerable support and ports. Since current-generation multiplatform games must target the Xbox Series S, developers won’t need to make significant sacrifices to run their games on the Nintendo Switch 2.

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However, this situation is expected to change in the future. Like previous Nintendo hardware, the Switch 2 is launching mid-generation, and its specs are unlikely to support smooth porting once Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation systems are released. The original Switch faced similar issues, struggling to run Unreal Engine 4 games without significant compromises and being unable to handle Unreal Engine 5 games. Additionally, Jacob Sutton pointed out that more powerful hardware doesn’t automatically resolve all issues, such as software failing to fully utilize a system’s specifications. He cited the recent Unreal Engine 5.4 update, which only recently improved multicore utilization for potentially much better performance.

In another news, Final Fantasy XIV Could Come To Nintendo Switch 2 . The Nintendo Switch 2 has not been officially revealed yet. We will provide updates on the system as soon as more information becomes available, so stay tuned for the latest news.