The Nintendo Switch has been getting a lot of publicity (both good and bad) because of its hardware. While many praise the idea of a system that has the full power of a console while on the go, many reports are stating that it isn’t all what it seems. However, a new piece of info may just change that.
One of the biggest pieces of Nintendo Switch news by far is that the console can and will use the Unreal Engine 4. This is the cutting edge of graphics capabilities for many developers, so using it on the Switch is a big deal. But now, comments from Epic Games Japan seems to state that a great amount of games for the Switch will be using the UE4 Engine.
This comes from Takayuki Kawasaki, the Territory Manager for Epic Games Japan. He noted that there are in fact a lot of Switch games that use the UE4 Engine. But more than that, it’s not just the games we know, but rather a bunch of titles that have yet to be announced that apparently use it as well. Why is this significant? Well, during the Nintendo Switch reveal “commercial”. Nintendo sent out an image showing off all the 3rd Party support the console is going to have. Many of these developers have used the Unreal Engine in the past, or even right now. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they’re coming over to the Switch.
Regardless, much more will be revealed next week on the 12th, when a special Nintendo event will be held to fully unveil the Switch, its games, and what else we don’t know yet.