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Sorry guys, sounds like Nintendo did have a Switch Pro in the works but it was canceled

27 switch pro canceled | Sorry guys, sounds like Nintendo did have a Switch Pro in the works but it was canceled | The Paradise News

Rumors about the fabled Nintendo Switch Pro console have swirled around for years at this point, but it sounds as though everyone can put those hopes to bed right now.

There apparently was a project for an enhanced and more powerful version of the Switch at one point, which ended up getting canceled according to Digital Foundry’s John Lineman.

Lineman spoke about what he knows of the long-rumored system on the latest DF Direct, where he’d reportedly corroborated some information about Nintendo’s plans from multiple developers.

“From what I can understand from talking to different developers is that there was some sort of mid-generation Switch update planned at one point, and that seems to be no longer happening,” said Lineman.

Even if it’s not hard confirmation from Nintendo themselves, Lineman’s position gives close contact with developers all over the world, and they seem to be telling him basically the same thing.

While this revelation may not be quite as shocking at this point, it is still a disappointing prospect for fighting game fans looking for more options and flexibility in how / where they can play.

The Switch does have a sizable library of newer fighting games available on the system, but they’re often held back by the lacking hardware.

Pretty much all of the recent fighters that have announced or released rollback netcode updates for titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle skipped over Nintendo’s hybrid console, which leaves the Switch likely the worst place to experience them.

We’ve also reached the point where brand new fighting games are largely leaving out Switch versions entirely with Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, Guilty Gear Strive, The King of Fighters 15 and more moving on despite the console’s massive popularity.

A mid-generation upgrade would have likely led to more fighting games on the Switch that also run better, but Nintendo apparently took a different route.

It’s unknown when exactly the Switch Pro idea was abandoned considering there were credible rumors as recent as last year that suggested the system was on the way.

With the Switch rapidly approaching its 6th birthday since release next year, Nintendo is probably focusing on the Switch’s successor, which was also included in the big Nvidia leak from earlier in the year.

Maybe this time the Switch 2 will actually be able to run Super Smash Bros. with rollback netcode.