GameSpot's The Lobby: What we know about the Nintendo NX
So we're now going to talk about NX rumors, which abound today.
And I brought you in, Pete you're pretty well-versed in the tech scene.
As you're, yeah.
Tapped into it?
Yeah you're tapped into it Justin, [CROSSTALK] You have a 3DS so you know exactly what we're talking about.
I know Nintendo.
So apparently, according to Euro Gamer I believe had the original, yeah Euro Gamer.
It was a report from Euro Gamer.
Tamoor Hussain, UK editor at Gamespot wrote this up.
Nintendo's next gaming platform, codename NX will be a portable console that has detachable controllers.
That, that pretty much confirms what we all ready suspected, right?
That it's gonna have enough trucks.
Well mine is a detachable controller.
That's the weird part, right?
The whole concept of a detachable device, like a dockable mobile gaming thing was kind of refuted by some sources at one point and so over the past few months I've been thinking like no, no, no it's not gonna be a thing.
You kept waving that flag And I'm here to lower my flag, because it sounds like if this is true, and it probably could be based on what they're describing, it sounds like something Nintendo would do, in some ways it sounds like what we all thought the WiiU was when it was first announced, because we had that sam confusion when they brought out the WiiU controller and we thought, this was a self contained device in itself, what an amazing idea.
And now Five years, however many years later.
Like still an amazing idea, please still actually do that.
It's like the Wii-U if the Wii-U's tablet was much more mobile, not just portable around your house or anything.
I don't understand how the detachable controllers, plural, would work exactly.
Pete was you were saying like what maybe wii modish things on the side?
I mean that's what it, yeah the sort of illustration that just popped up there is just sort of like a little concept right but it is you know a analog stick at the top of a remote looking thing and on the bottom rather buttons or a D pad depending on which half you're talking about.
So would you like cradle it, like?
Play it like this?
Can we get a close up of that?
[LAUGH] Are you playing the boppit.
No, I'm playing Zelda.
Do have the bow and arrow.
The T-Rex trying to play this new console.
So it looks like that will be a controllable option, and some people are talking about okay, this will enable multi player on the Go.
Right, cuz everyone will get their own controller.
Well, not everyone.
But what I'm suspecting is that there will also be a pro controller equivalent.
Where you're not going to be expected to play all your games at home once you dock using these two awkward things, right.
Because when it's a handheld it's all an attached unit and that has inherent comfort and usability.
I think yes, those controllers will be like WII mote type things you can detached and use in various way but I doubt that will be the only controller.
I'm gonna call this now, I think the attached controllers are actually gonna be macaca's.
[LAUGH] Rhythm consoles specifically.
[SOUND] [LAUGH] You should fix your maracas.
I was hoping for harpsichords.
No, OK anyway so
Well, the other really interesting thing to me is the confirmation that it, well, I guess not confirmation, the rumor that it will use cartridges.
And I don't think.
As weird as it would be to that step back.
I also don't think it's that farfetched.
What that says to me is not necessarily that all games will be on a cartridge.
But the Nintendo will be pushing really hard for a download based system.
That we will go back to the future that Xbox and Microsoft talked about years ago with the launch of the Xbox One, which was shot down.
I think Nintendo might go forward with that.
If you want to get every game you're gonna have to download it digitally.
I think that'll be an option.
The cartridges have an inherent value for people who don't have access to fast Internet and things like that.
They If they want this to be mainstream and sell a lot, they need to make sure they're covering every segment of the market.
But cartridges are expensive.
But Justin optical disk right?
Optical disks, lots of moving parts.
Lasers have to move back and forth.
You have to spin the disk.
All this stuff takes a lot noise and takes a lot of intricate machinery.
A flash drive, a cartridge, yes it's a little bit more expensive to produce, but you have a thing that is not generating a lot of heat.
It's not making a lot of noise.
It's very simple.
You just sort of read the pins on in and there you go.
So I think this is more of a move to provide storage in a way that makes sense for the platform that's going to be portable.
This cynical like nudge towards, we just want you to download everything.
We don't want to manufacture games.
I don't think that's necessarily cynical, though.
I think that's going with the market, that we are a lot closer to a future of high bandwidth areas where downloading games is not seen as something weird or strange.
Having so many games now that are always online.
Yeah, but we're based in San Francisco.
Think about someone in South America.
But think about something like Destiny.
There are so many really big game experiences.
You have to be online to play.
I just can't see a console going entirely download only.
I think there will be experiences and that's where the cartridge will come in.
There will be experiences you can have on a cartridge, but to get a full experience you will have to be online for Nintendo's next console I can see them making that if you want to get everything, if you wanna be have the full access to the library or to your previous libraries.
No but that's every system right now.
But I'm just saying I think it'll be a lot more limited in terms of what you can get on a cartridge.
On what you can get on in a physical form.
Well that's already the story with Wii U.
I'm just countering the idea that Nintendo is trying to change the direction.
That's the story with Wii U because there are no games on Wii U.
Well [UNKNOWN] the report also said they will reportedly run on a proprietary operating system designed by Nintendo and not Android as previous reports suggest.
I don't really know what I don't remember those.
I don't know what reportedly means.
What were the, when did these reports come out that it was gonna be Android?
It's just all of these rumors flying around that have been, there's a couple sources on.
We're perpetuating the talk of rumors right now.
yes, we are.
Yeah, people have a lot of different ideas and sometimes they confirm them with sources that are reputable or not.
Well and it's weird because some of the most concrete evidence of what the NX might be was Breath of the Wild E3 because it kind of hinted at the fact that the NX isn't gonna be this complete departure from a more
Traditional console experience.
You were playing on the Wii U, it has to work for the Wii U it has to work for the NX.
But the control scheme it's not something you can play on your phone.
Not that that was ever the main concern.
I don't know, do these new rumors confirm what gathered from Breath of the Wild?
The sparse info that we can garner?
I think it plays into it well, that it doesn't defy what you might expect for a console that will be able to play Breath of the Wild, because we know Breath of the Wild will be a playable game on the system.
But it also makes it really interesting in how that's gonna work, and what kind of experience that's gonna be.
I don't know.
What do you think, Peter?>> I don't think it's gonna be very different from the Wii U version at all.>> Well, it'll be the same game, if not better.>> Yeah.
What was the question?
Bobjones1980 in the chat was saying
Any rumors NX will require a cellular provider?
Now it doesn't sound like it, right?
It's not like that kind of mobile game.
Sony tried that with the Vita and the Vita has it's own problems, but that whole initiative just proved that that's not something people want.
People don't want that.
So I've heard from multiple confirmed sources, definitely, that in addition to NX and addition to Zelda being on NX
There's gonna be a Mario game.
So, you can attribute that to me.
Justin with the scoop.
From Mario Universe 2017.
I'm getting another report that there will almost really likely be a Fire Emblem game and an Animal Crossing game for NX, at some point in the console's lifecycle.
I think he's here in 2016.
[LAUGH] No, I'm confirming it now in 2016.
It'll be out in sometime the next ten years.
Okay [LAUGH] perfect.
So we don't have to wait long.
Maybe we do, maybe we don't.
So obviously Nintendo did confirm the global release date is March next year.
Yeah, that was a couple month ago they confirmed that.
Okay, so I guess we're inching closer to finding out more about that.
That'll be on your birthday!
It might be.
It might be.
How do you remember my birthday month?
Because I love you.
Everyone's born in March.
My entire family's born in March.
So that is the-
There's more to say.
You didn't talk about the thing powering this thing.
Hit us with that kind of knowledge.
We can do it?
I was hoping you could explain it.
About the NX.
You know how electricity works?
So when a proton and a neutrino.
Okay, so long story short, this is as Jimmy Tang mentioned on the Lobby a couple weeks ago
This might be running in [UNKNOWN] processor which is a mobile chip that is used in some phones and tablets.
That's what I was gonna say.
Yes, I knew that.
[LAUGH] And it's also their Android Shield chip.
And that can actually run games better than an Xbox 360 and PS3 in some instances, like 1080 p60 for some games that ran 720 p30
But not all games.
Like something like Metal Gear Rising Revengence ran slower on that.
There's a version out right now called the X1.
It's pretty good.
That's the one I was just describing.
We kind of know that the X2 is coming.
It's gonna have a smaller manufacturing process.
Obviously be more powerful.
But we know next to nothing else about it.
When it's coming out, if it'll be in this.
Right now it's targeted mostly to cars
If it sticks with the X1 and the rumors that we're hearing today are true, dev kits have a fan built in to the thing to cool the chip which means you might be playing a handheld with a fan on it in your car unless they go to this new one where it can be dissipate heat at a much more efficient rate
And we don't need that fan, so that's where those rumors are coming from.
Here's hoping we don't need a fan, cuz that would be kind of annoying.
It'd be like the loud Xbox One, cuz that's not a thing, that's my roommate Jake Decker.
He has the loudest Xbox One ever, and every time he's playing it, I can hear it from my room beneath his So if he has another piece of hardware that's making more noise and driving me insane, I'm gonna lose my mind.
There are lots of pieces of hardware that make noise in Jake Dekker's room.
Yeah, like I don't know.
We've talked about this on the Lobby before.
I get annoyed by small noises.
We don't need to get into it.
He makes a lot of noises that annoy me.
So that is the latest bevy of rumours about Nintendo NX, which they have confirmed will release in March 2017.
We kind of learned, if this report is accurate, it's not confirmed yet, little more about it, detachable controllers.
So yeah, let us know what you think.
Are you excited for the NX?
Do you believe these rumors are true?
I don't know, tell us in the comments below.