The release of the Nintendo NX gaming platform is imminent and reports say that it will bring third-party support. The console will battle against its fierce rivals, the PS4 and Xbox One, but it will have a big advantage, as it will support Unity and Unreal Engine 4 right from the launch. Also, in 2017 will be released a home console, but there’s not too much information about it.
The new Nintendo President Tatsumi Kmishima has promised that the Nintendo NX will be different from any previous console that has been released by this company. “I’ve said it’s different and obviously a new experience” […] “I can assure you we’re not building the next version of Wii or Wii U. It’s something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base”, said Tatsumi Kmishima in an interview with Time’s Matt Peckham.
The best selling product from Nintendo was the Nintendo DS portable console which was equipped with a second, touch-enabled screen. Also, the first Wii was appreciated for its revolutionary motion-controlled setup, but the Wii U and 3DS didn’t have the same impact.
The NX will benefit from a new control method and the former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said that the company will incorporate a “brand-new concept”. This means that the NX could be the built as a console-portable hybrid, which will include a Xbox One/PS4-level system that can be transported and the users will be able to play with power.
And if the rumors are correct, the upcoming device will have engine support for FrostBite, Unreal Engine 4 and Unity, but Nintendo isn’t the only manufacturer that has Unreal Engine projects underway. Previous rumors said that a “visually impressive” PS 4 game will be ported to the upcoming console, and this would have been very advantageous for Nintendo, because more third-party developers and publishers would have become interested in creating and porting games for the NX.