Japanese customer electronics significant Nintendo has rebuffed reports that it was forcing developers to make 4K-resolution games for a prospective “Switch Pro” handheld device. The catch, the report pointed, was that the device could be cancelled even though nonetheless in development.
“A news report on Sept. 30, 2021(JST) falsely claims that Nintendo is supplying tools to drive game development for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support. To ensure correct understanding among our investors and customers, we want to clarify that this report is not true,” the organization tweeted from its official deal with.
In a current report, Bloomberg stated developers at 11 game organizations, each huge and tiny studios, had been working on games with a Nintendo Switch 4K kit.
We also want to restate that, as we announced in July, we have no plans for any new model other than Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, which will launch on October 8, 2021. (2/2)
— 任天堂株式会社（企業広報・IR） (@NintendoCoLtd) September 30, 2021
It is particularly uncommon that a huge-name organization comes out with an complete statement to rebuff news reports that paint it in a adverse light. Nintendo not only blasted the report for getting incorrect, it also clarified that there was only one Nintendo Switch iteration getting created.
“We also want to restate that, as we announced in July, we have no plans for any new model other than Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, which will launch on October 8, 2021,” the organization stated.
Bloomberg, on the other hand, is not backing down and remains standing by the report. Following the statement from Nintendo, the publication only added to the report an extra line about its denial.
Reports of Nintendo upgrading the Switch with 4K-graphics help have been undertaking the rounds for some time now. A Bloomberg report in May stated the October hardware would provide 4K output when docked. Nintendo changed the style following element shortages stemming from the systemic disruptions triggered by Covid-19, Bloomberg stated, but just after handing out the 4K-kits to the developers.
Console makers typically distribute development kits to developers that feature the tools important in establishing games ahead of launch.
The developers Bloomberg spoke to stated they anticipated the 4K Switch games to be out in 2022. Bloomberg also reported that the 4K iteration was not anticipated just before 2022.