Eurogamer has reported that Nintendo showed up at last month’s Gamescom 2023 event in Cologne with a Switch 2 console, giving select developers an early peek at its next-generation hardware behind closed doors. According to a complementary report from VGC, which claims to have its own sources who can corroborate the story, the Switch 2 was running The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience demo with NVIDIA DLSS and ray-tracing enabled, producing visuals “comparable” to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to be released in 2024.
Developer presentations for Switch 2 took place behind closed doors, Eurogamer understands, with partners shown tech demos of how well the system is designed to run.
The demo is said to have been running using Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology, with advanced ray tracing enabled and visuals comparable to Sony‘s and Microsoft’s current-gen consoles (however, it should be noted this does not mean the Switch successor will sport raw power anywhere near that of PS5 or Xbox Series X, which aren’t portable devices).