Games From PC, PS4 And Xbox Can Be Ported To Nintendo Switch
Nvidia CEO talked about how the Tegra processor in the Nintendo Switch is similar to what we find on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. He said that it could be possible to port games from PC and consoles to the handheld console when it comes out.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said:
“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.”
While the chips do have their difference they have the same architecture language. More will be revealed about the Nintendo Switch at the 12th January event. For now, this is what we have to go on:
“As a result of that, game developers can target a much larger installed base with one common code base and, as a result, they can increase the production quality, production value of the games,”
What Jen-Hsun Huang is trying to say here is that porting games from PC and other consoles to Nintendo Switch should be relatively simple.
We have already seen games like NBA and Skyrim being teased in the Nintendo Switch trailer so it is possible that other third party games could be added to the Nintendo Switch library as well. This would mean all the more value for people that buy the hybrid console.
The more games, the more appealing the new device will be. What do you think about the Nintendo Switch and the fact that it could be able to run modern games at decent graphics? Would you buy one of these devices?