The recent 4.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch added video capture to the system, allowing players to share up to thirty seconds of video of their favorite first party Nintendo games, including ARMS and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. According to a news report from Kotaku, longer video capture options of one minute, three minutes, and five minutes will be added in future Switch update(s).

According to two separate sources speaking to Kotaku UK, Nintendo plans to expand the video capture option once more first party games and games that include Nintendo’s intellectual property (like
Fire Emblem Warriors and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle) feature video capture. It sounds like future individual game patches will add the video capture feature to such titles.

Once video capture proves to be a viable function for consumers with those games, Nintendo will reportedly roll out the longer recording options with another Nintendo Switch firmware update. There is no specific timeline for the video capture to be expanded or for it to come to more first party games, but it seems likely that the process of supporting more games with video capture has already started.

What do you think about this news? Would you record up to five minutes of footage via the Switch? Have you recorded any of your gameplay on the few games that support it so far? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Kotaku UK

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