Friday, December 27, 2019

How Will Nintendo Deal With PS5 and Xbox Series X?

We are less than one year from the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (and probably a Series S too, but that's neither here nor there for the purposes of this discussion...), and with it comes the question: what will happen to Nintendo third-party support? How will Nintendo respond?

The House That Mario Built has seen a resurgence in external software support over the course of the Switch generation, but as the competition moves onto more powerful hardware, the performance gap between the Switch and the competition will only widen. That said, the Switch is a huge hit. So will third parties stick around? We assembled hosts from our three platform-specific podcasts: Brian Altano (NVC), Jonathon Dornbush (Beyond), and Ryan McCaffrey (Unlocked) to discuss the topic at hand. (Note that this was recorded the day of The Game Awards and thus we didn't know the official name of Project Scarlett yet, so please forgive that in the video.)

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