Rumors and reports about new devices or products are regularly circulating the internet, but it is rare for a company to come forward to deny one of those leaks. However, that is precisely what Nintendo has done now with a report from Bloomberg.
The report mentions that Nintendo has been working with various developers to make games with 4K resolution, in order to force them released in an upcoming “Switch Pro.”
However, Nintendo has issued a press release by means of a Twitter post, insisting that the Bloomberg disclosure is completely wrong:
“A news report on September 30, 2021 (JST) falsely claims that Nintendo is providing game development tools for a Nintendo Switch with 4K support. To ensure a correct understanding between our investors and clients, we want to clarify that this report is not correct ”.
Nintendo also took advantage of mentioning that they have no plans for any new model other than the Nintendo Switch OLED, which will be released on October 8, 2021.
The Bloomberg article mentions that they chatted anonymously with employees from 11 different studios, who, according to the outlet, had received a Switch 4K development kit. But Zynga was the only study named.
That is why Sarah Ross, a spokeswoman for Zynga, also denied the report through a statement sent to Bloomberg and Kotaku: “To clarify, Zynga does not have a 4K development kit from Nintendo.”
Secondly, The Verge asked Zynga if they ever had a development kit for the supposed Switch Pro in the past, but the company responded, “We have not received 4K development kits from Nintendo.”
Regardless, Bloomberg is sticking with his revelation, and really, it’s no wonder. The medium has been characterized by having respected technology and video game journalists with correct sources of information. His article still includes the reveal about Nintendo and has only been updated with the statement that the company gave.