If you think we’ve head the last of NeoGaf user 10K this week regarding NX rumours, think again because he has some more for us to get our heads around and this time it concerns the controller for the NX.
For a console that is to be extremely powerful, we’ve all been wondering just how could such a console be of such high definition and power and yet support both home and handheld console style of gameplay, without hampering graphics and such? Well if what 10K says turns out to be true, then we’ve all been over thinking it and now I’ll let 10K’s words do the rest of the talking, but not before a repeat of his explanation of his Tier ranking system.
“A T1 (Tier 1) means one source told me this. T2 means two sources. T3 means three, and T4 mean four sources or more told me, or others the same thing. Now although T4 rumours have multiple sources and are likely more credible than a T1, that doesn’t necessarily mean a T1 is false.” — 10K
- The NX is going to have a screen controller (whether it’s optional or standard I don’t know) that can be used anywhere to play your home console games. The controller itself will not have any processing capabilities, essentially be a dummy vita. It’ll most likely have basic OS functions to access the NX console from anywhere, like a tiny cpu. Nintendo will use enhanced Wii U gamepad streaming tech, and allow the controller to be taken anywhere, connect to the NX console at home (likely through Wi-fi or personal hotspots and the NX console will likely have to be in stand-by mode). Basically, its remote play built into the box and won’t require a $200 add-on to experience it. (This is likely what Kimishima meant during his interview with Sankei where he said the phrase: different way to play with a dedicated machine.” To read the interview, click here). And the whole “new way to experience games” mantra that’s been going around Nintendo PR.
- This was a T1 to start but today I got another source to give some info on it. Two different sources have told me that it is in development for NX, and one source said it’s being developed by Next Level Games, who is big enough to do this and Federation Force at the same time. One source said it started as a Wii U game but ever the disappointing performance of the Wii U and the scheduled release date for the game being late in the console’s cycle, Nintendo decided to switch development over to NX. (Basically the same situation as Zelda for Wii U, but no word on if this game will also get a Wii U version). The other source said it’s a pretty big deal. (He didn’t elaborate if he meant Nintendo is making it a big deal or his workplace is.)
- Final Fantasy XV will be on released on the NX, but it is unsure when.
It goes without saying that 10K has more reveal rumours, so if you would like to see the rest, be sure to pay a visit to NeoGaf with the source link and scroll to the bottom. Or should you wish to check out his last reveals we posted earlier on in the week, click here.
Now at this point, we would just like to remind you that all that everything seen above is purely speculation, so until any of it is confirmed to be true by Nintendo (whenever they finally decide to let us in, or just drunk enough to spill all,) we advise you to only take from this what you will and in no way accept this as solid fact, whilst it is nothing more than rumours and rumblings.
This post was written by Solid Jack