It seems we still have some surprises in store when it comes to the Nintendo Switch.
Speaking about the recent reveal trailer for the Switch, a Nintendo representative recently told the Wall Street Journal that “We haven’t shown everything.” Though the representative gave no details, Nintendo did file a number of patents between September 2015 and February of this year, hinting at what could be in store. These patents include the system using augmented reality through cameras on the side of the device. On the patent, the camera was also able to project images outward. Also seen are different peripheral controllers with different functions that can be placed on the side of the system instead of the normal controller.
Of course, just because these ideas are in the patents does not mean that we will see them on the actual system. However, these ideas could be what Nintendo will reveal to gamers in the near future.
Nintendo has confirmed the rumors that the Switch will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra processor. The console will use a custom Tegra processor that includes a Nvidia GPU based on the same architecture as its GeForce graphics cards. Nvidia also explained that the system will contain custom software including a revamped physics engine and advanced game tools.
The Switch will release in March 2017. Expect more information in early 2017.