As the release date of the Nintendo Switch draws nearer and nearer, the company is going full force in marketing the console that is touted by many to be a game-changer in the console war. The latest news to come reveals that the Switch will have the ability to port easily and run multi-platform games.
The news was revealed by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang during a recent Q&A with investors. The Nvidia CEO is full of confidence about the Switch's ability to port and run multi-platform releases.
If the investors are satisfied with that report, consumers expressed their anxiety over the news. That's because multi-port releases became the waterloo of the Wii U. They are hoping that the Nintendo Switch will not repeat the mistakes of the Wii U. However, there are others who are predicting doom because of the console's hybrid and unique form factor.
Huang, however, said that the architecture of all modern consoles has the same structure which is meant to do all these powerful and complicated gaming tasks.
"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 near-future — the Nintendo Switch, 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," Huang said.
Huang further reasoned that these developments will allow game developers to target a much larger installed base because they are using one common code base. This will also enable them to create more games without compromising its qualities and values.
This is a welcome news although there are still a lot who doubt it considering that Nvidia is closely associated with the Nintendo Switch. Nvidia is powering te Switch with its Tegra processor.