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RUMOR - The motherload of NX rumors surface (hardware, ability, services & more)

by rawmeatcowboy
28 February 2016
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Let's give some backstory on the source of this leak, shall we? The info comes from Geno, who has quite a history with rumors. More importantly, he has a history of being correct on his rumored information. Here's the rumors that Geno has nailed in the past.

- Nintendo would release a Pokémon game that utilized a full 3D engine
- would be a new type of Pokémon in new said Pokémon game (Fairy)
- older Pokémon would get new abilities and forms (Mewtwo)
- PS4 would be capable of producing modern day graphics on a DX11 level “like Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbite 2
- Microsoft would introduce an omni projection unit that would let game environments to be projected in a near 360-degree fashion around the user (Ilumiroom)

His pedigree speaks for itself, and today he's let loose with a bunch of rumored info on the NX. You can decide how to take the details, but they are certainly interesting nonetheless.

- has a wireless HDMI dongle that attaches flush to the back of the device
- you can pull it out and insert it into any display with a normal sized HDMI output
- device uses an evolved version of the Wii U’s streaming tech to display in HD on the TV screen
- analog controls for movement have small motors in them for full haptic feedback
- haptic example: if you control a character and hit a wall, the sticks move away from the wall to simulate hitting it
- Bluetooth synch with tons of devices, including smartphones and tablets
- you can answer phone calls and display text messages from your phone onto NX screen(s)
- closest in terms of “power” to the Xbox One
- all tech uses the exact same hardware layout as the PS4 and Xbox One
- any game that can run on Playstation 4 or Xbox One can easily run on the NX with near-zero modifications
- this is even more true if the game runs on Android OS or Unreal Engine 4
- one 3rd Party dev says “It’s the easiest device we’ve ever developed for. You just take your code, compile it and it works.”
- look to Pokemon GO to get an idea of the type of social features that will be in NX
- this will take multiplayer, AR and the StreetPass concept to a whole new level
- strengths of the device are its usability and ease of use
- devs describe it visually and functionally as if “Samsung and the Nintendo 2DS” had a baby
- it looks friendly, but unlike what most people believe a Nintendo device to typically look like
- operating system, named NintendOS, is very powerful and has many modern features of mobile operating systems
- Nintendo is trying to be very careful in showing it off for fear that it would be mistaken as running Android
- very strong networking functions, as it ties into multiple devices and services
- this allows for a very competent and pervasive eco-system designed to constantly involve the consumer’s life

Thanks to Shawvmedia and Artten for the heads up!