Over a year ago, Nintendo teased that they were working on new video game hardware under the code name NX. They’ve been tight-lipped since then, but various rumors and reports have surfaced from industry insiders, and another batch surfaced today. This time, the rumors come from verified Reddit user 10k. This same user recently reported that four Wii U games are being ported to NX, which is a claim that industry insider Emily Rogers has also made. 10k’s track record is fairly unknown, while Rogers has been both very correct about some leaks and very incorrect about others. With that in mind, let’s dig into these rumors.
10k’s latest post contains a trio of big rumors, one of which we’ve heard before, and some smaller ones. 10k claims that
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is currently being developed by Next Level Games for Nintendo NX. This was previously put forth by industry insider Geno, but 10k claims he has two separate sources that are unrelated to Geno.
Arguably the juiciest tidbit from 10k revolves around Nintendo NX’s “gimmick.” According to the report, NX will feature a controller with a screen in it and streaming capabilities, much like Wii U. However, unlike Wii U, NX is said to be able to stream to its controller via wifi hot spots, letting you play your NX console games on the go on its controller. 10k clarifies that this does
not mean that NX will be a home console only, and there could still be a handheld unit. 10k claims to have three separate sources for this information.
The final big rumor is that NX will utilize a custom Polaris-like GPU. In addition to outshining Wii U’s hardware by far, 10k’s source (just one single source for this particular rumor) claims that it will be “marginally better than the PS4,” and that it could be comparable to the rumored PlayStation 4K.
10k’s post also contained a handful of smaller rumors, each with only one source, including:
- Nintendo is using Vulkan with NX
- Most dev kits won’t be available until NX is officially announced (Other sources have said the same in the past)
- Final Fantasy XV is coming to NX (Othere sources have said the same in the past)
- NX will launch on different dates in different regions
- There are lots of NX games in development (Emily Rogers has stated as much in the past)
- New IP are being developed