The last few weeks have definitely been chock-full of Switch successor rumors. We’ve heard all sorts of chatter from various sources, including secretive industry insiders and big-name organizations like Reuters. Today brings us yet another rumor from the darker corners of the internet, but not one without merit.
Today’s juicy rumor comes from Universo Nintendo, which is an outlet that has indeed proven trustworthy in the past. While they haven’t gotten absolutely everything right in the past with their rumor reports, they’ve definitely been spot-on enough times to warrant sharing their latest rumor. In particular, they’re backing a rumor that stems from the PH Brazil podcast, which is yet another source that has leaked legitimate Nintendo information over the years.
The latest round of rumors makes mention of the Switch’s successor and how it’ll supposedly allow current Switch owners to continue their fun on the new platform. Apparently, the Switch’s follow-up will let Switch players bring their games over through backwards compatibility, but not just physically. In a move that many will no doubt hope to be true, the Switch successor may let you access your digital Switch library of software alongside your physical game cards.
The fun doesn’t stop there, though. The second part of the rumor claims that developers will be able to take advantage of the Switch successor’s power in order to enhance their original Switch games. We’ve seen this happen on other platforms, where last-gen games get a resolution and fidelity boost through new hardware. It would definitely be wonderful to see the same thing happen between Switch and its successor, and hopefully Nintendo agrees!
Again, all of this is rumor and speculation at the moment. Hopefully Nintendo comes forward with some official news on the Switch successor in the near future, as fans are clearly going wild while waiting!