GameStop may have revealed an unconfirmed feature for the upcoming Nintendo Switch: motion controls.
During a GameStop investors relations call (via IGN), CEO Paul Raines discussed how the Switch’s features have the potential to expand the gaming audience similar to the Wii U. During the call, he mentions the system’s motion controls: “A movement-related game is more fun for kids, you know, taking those accessories off – [the detachable Joy-Con pads] – you can really do a lot of interesting things with that in gameplay.”
Nintendo has not confirmed that the Switch will utilize motion controls at this point. Their past two home consoles both used motion controls, and patent documents suggested that the upcoming console will include them.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard recently praised Nintendo’s upcoming console. During an interview, he stated: “I love it. I got to play it. I will tell you – well, maybe that’s an N.D.A. thing. One of the best demos I’ve ever seen. Probably the best demo I’ve ever seen… I think it’s really smart what they’re doing. We’re definitely going to be supporting it. It’s the first time we’ve done something on Nintendo. If you don’t count the old NES stuff.”
The Nintendo Switch is slated to release in March 2017. More information on the console will be released in January.