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Nintendo Switch 2: Rumors about Graphics Quality and Performance

Gamers are eagerly anticipating the release of the successor to the Nintendo Switch, a handheld gaming console. Recent leaks have provided some insight into the graphics quality and performance of the upcoming Nintendo Switch 2.

According to a renowned leaker known as “I'm a Hero Too,” dev kits for the Nintendo Switch 2 have been distributed to game developers. These dev kits are initial prototypes of upcoming gaming consoles that are provided to developers so they can optimize their games for the new hardware.

The leaker claimed that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake “looks and runs like a PS5 game” on the Switch 2 devkit. They also mentioned that the process of porting the game to the Switch 2 devkit was quick and that backwards compatibility has been tested on a few games.

While these claims may seem bold, it's worth considering that it has been almost seven years since the original Switch was released. It's not unreasonable to expect a significant improvement in power and performance for the Nintendo Switch 2, especially when other handheld gaming consoles have made substantial advancements.

However, it's important to read between the lines of this leak. When the leaker mentioned that the game “looks” like it is running at PS5-quality performance and visuals, it doesn't necessarily mean that the Switch 2 is running games at the exact same graphical settings as the PS5. The PS5 has powerful hardware that can be optimized and scaled down for handheld devices like the Switch 2 devkit.

The leak did not provide specific details about the resolution or graphical settings. It's also important to note that modern games can look similar at different graphical settings. Therefore, it shouldn't be assumed that the Nintendo Switch 2 will run games at the same quality as the PS5.

Despite these uncertainties, the leak does suggest a significant improvement in graphical quality and performance for the upcoming Switch 2. It hints at a substantial upgrade in internal hardware that could surpass previous generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In conclusion, the recent leaks surrounding the Nintendo Switch 2 have sparked excitement among gamers. While it's hard to say for certain if the Switch 2 will run games at PS5 quality, the leaks indicate a potential leap in graphical quality and performance. Gamers can look forward to the release of Nintendo's successor to the original Switch with anticipation.