More information has come to light about Activision and Nintendo and the next generation platform which sounds very much like a Nintendo Switch 2 and is widely expected to launch in 2024. The Verge reports today that the Activision heads met with Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa and other executives in a conference call back in December 2022 to talk about the successor to the Nintendo Switch console. The news was shared in new redacted documents which played apart in the Xbox deal to acquire Activision Blizzard. Nintendo’s next generation console was described as closer to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One performance.
“Activision executives, including CEO Bobby Kotick, met with Nintendo executives in December 2022 to discuss a next-generation Switch. In an internal email chain, Chris Schnakenberg, head of Activision’s platform strategy and partner relations, prepared a summary of the “Switch NG” (Switch next-generation) inside a document labeled “NG Switch Draft.pdf.”
“The document is heavily redacted, but it does reveal that performance of the next-generation Switch will be close to that of the PS4 and Xbox One:”
“Given the closer alignment to Gen8 platforms in terms of performance and our previous offerings on PS4 / Xbox One, it is reasonable to assume we could make something compelling for the NG Switch as well. It would be helpful to secure early access to development hardware prototypes and prove that out nice and early.”