Nvidia: Switch is unlike anything you’ve played before

Components manufacturer Nvidia has spoken in revolutionary terms about Nintendo’s in-development Switch console.

Nvidia is supplying the innards for the machine, which currently has a global release date of March.

We’ve worked with them now for almost two years. Several hundred engineering years have gone into the development of this incredible game console,” Nvidia co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang told investors, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha.

I really believe when everybody sees it and enjoy it, they’re going be amazed by it. It’s really like nothing they’ve ever played with before. And of course, the brand, their franchise and their game content is incredible.”

Huang added that he believes Nvidia’s partnership with Nintendo will likely last two decades”.

The exec also touched upon the issue of multiplatform titles on Nintendo’s new machine. Capcom has previously suggested that the Switch’s unique proposition and Nintendo’s target audience may dissuade publishers from including it in multiplatform plans. Huang seems to disagree.

The quality of games has grown significantly. And one of the factors of production value of games that has been possible is because the PC and the two game consoles, Xbox and PlayStation, and in the future – in the near-future, the Nintendo Switch,” he added.

All of these architectures are common in the sense that they all use modern GPUs, they all use programmable shading and they all have basically similar features. They have very different design points, they have different capabilities, but they have very similar architectural features.

As a result of that, game developers can target a much larger installed base with one common code base and, as a result, they can increase the production quality, production value of the games.”

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