In an article on Destructoid, many new details about the Nintendo NX have been leaked. Geno, who release the information, has previously leaked new Pokemon forms and Microsoft’s very own Illumiroom project. Even with these leaks holding water, you should still take all these rumors with a grain of salt.
Apparently, the NX will have a wireless HDMI dongle that attaches to the back of the console. Similar to things like Google Chromecast, you can remove the dongle and insert it into any display with an HDMI port. The NX will then use a newer version of the Wii U’s streaming technology to display the content on the screen.
One especially interesting feature is that the analog control sticks are said to have full haptic feedback. For example, if you a running around as Mario and he runs into a wall, the sticks will move away from the wall to mirror what you see on screen.
Nintendo definitely seems to be focusing on connectivity this time around. The device will supposedly allow tons of Bluetooth devices to sync with the console including smartphones and tablets. Just like the Wii U acting as a TV remote, the NX will be able to answer phone calls and display your text messages.
In terms of hardware power, the Nintendo NX rumors suggest that it is comparable to the Xbox One. The tech itself uses the same hardware layout as both the PS4 and Xbox One. As the rumor suggests, any game that runs on other current consoles, should easily run on the NX with practically no modifications. One third party developers supposedly said, “It’s the easiest device we’ve ever developed for. You just take your code, compile it and it works.”
Lastly, the reason Nintendo has been so secretive is apparently due to their fear that it will be mistaken as running on Android. Its own operating system, called NintendOS, focuses on usability and ease of use. It is quite powerful and includes many modern features of mobile operating systems. This helps the Nintendo NX tie into multiple devices and services, creating a strong network that allows for an eco-system designed to constantly involve the consumer’s life.
This is definitely a lot to take in, and we can’t say for sure which Nintendo NX rumors may be true, but it is worth noting that similar rumblings have previously suggested similar things. With only 10 months left in the year, we are crossing our fingers for some official news soon, like maybe some Nintendo NX games that will be available at launch.