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The legendary Shigeru Miyamoto has divulged in a recent call with investors that Nintendo’s software developers have “mastered” the Unreal Engine, a highly advanced western technology that the Nintendo Switch is capable of supporting – and hopefully ensuring that even the most demanding of titles can be released on the Switch.

In response to an anonymous investor who pointed out the Wii U’s under-performance when it comes to supporting third-party software, Miyamoto revealed that the Switch is phenomenally better in this regard and that Nintendo’s software developers have been brushing up on their skills, supposedly mastering such “state-of-the-art technology” as the Unreal Engine and possibly other undisclosed tools.

According to Miyamoto, the development time required to port a PC game to the Nintendo Switch could take roughly less than a year, certainly serving as an improvement considering the Wii U’s compatibility with games that utilized the Unreal Engine took a rather extended amount of time due to the workarounds involved.

Naturally, fans are quite excited to see what Nintendo have in store with their newfound power; with this drastic advancement possibly even causing the more harsh critics to no longer label Nintendo as an expert in producing “children’s consoles”.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Just like they've mastered fucking Metroid fans over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Paper Mario fans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And Legend of Zelda fans, since 1998.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:45 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Since 1998? Are you claiming there hasn't been a single Zelda game that was good since OoT?
    Majora's Mask in 2000 was great.
    Twilight Princess in 2006 was excellent.
    ...
    Skyward Sword was mostly only garbage because of the control scheme, but the game itself was good.
    Since then though, it's been lacking, with mobile games and what not. So far the new Zelda game seems to be promising.

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    Comment by Manuel
    09:25 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Open Your Eyes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What's the point of "mastering" Unreal Engine when their consoles are barely built to take advantage of it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Nintendo hasnt been a Children's console maker since Sony entered the pucture. Children play GTA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, that's teenagers, children play minecraft

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    Comment by Rya
    02:05 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Can't wait to play Unreal Engine 4 games in 480p.

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    Comment by Tube Worm
    07:54 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Switch can do 1080 @ 60 fps. Try again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No need to exaggerate the facts. Even wii u did 720p at least, c'mon now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think Switch can run Unreal Engine 4 'Infiltrator' at 720p 60fps though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If my tablet can do 1080p at more than 30fps, then nintendo should be able to do much better.

    Not Infiltrator though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wii U couldnt even handle UE3 let alone 4.

    Switch will probably run it at 360p@60 at best, 480p@30 will likely be what you get though.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:03 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? Advanced western technology? Why does this read like some white nationalist outlet?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:20 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only a bigoted idiot like you would notice it as such.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    How am I a bigot for noticing the white nationalist undertone in the article? What dictionary from which dimension are you using?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Must be your first time reading SC articles.

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    Comment by Esfruj Esfifurz
    11:37 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's about damn time. One of the main reasons Japanese developers have not been able to catch up with western developed games in the last 10 years is that they've ben obstinate in developing their won engines for every and each game, and that costs time and money that would be better spent in polishing the final turds they sometimes release. I'm glad they're throwing away their national pride when it comes to this thing and do the right thing.

    Dammit, sometimes it looks like Japanese developers would still prefer to code directly on the metal for an old NEC computer rather than licensing pre-existing APIs.

    I mean, it was a matter of time that Nintendo would drop their metaphorical pants and clenched.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is one of the more ignorant comments...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo is not the only Japanese developer you know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm getting a strong vibe of Rukia's "I have mastered ur internets!!1 lolzorz"

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think Miyamoto is on the right move.

    Android games were all stupid, and overheating put your phone in danger. The hardwares improved over years, now we can get PS3 alike experience on some EXPENSIVE tablets, but that is only possible with unreal enngine 4.

    Although it's possible, since not many people have good tablets, very few games take advantage of this. With switch, the performance will be guaranteed for developers. We also have controller so input should be good now.

    It's not like switch is a real revolution, they just make a push and lead the ARMS platform.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He didn't say anything about UE4, he just said Unreal Engine. He probably meant the one from 1998.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @03:21
    i lol'd

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    i've also mastered the spoon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt it. No one knows the true extent of the power of spoons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I recently mastered, and attained by black belt in the ancient Japanese art of Karaoke.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    i masted the spork

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I mastered baiting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is no spoon.

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    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    03:15 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "the development time required to port a PC game to the Nintendo Switch could take roughly less than a year"

    you only get PC games when you give us Bayonetta 2 on a platform that does not suck dick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:25 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A Wii U would last longer and be more reliable than any other platform Bayonetta 2 could have been on. Lack of power and games? Sure, but at least its not a nuclear meltdown waiting to happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:13 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am yet to have a single gaming PC have overheating issues. Then again I build my own instead of relying on some company that has no idea what the hell they are doing (I am looking at you alienware and asus).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahahaha still so butthurt years later, hilarious

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    Comment by Rya
    04:36 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Cough Cough* Cemu
    That's all I will say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo could have produced a console capable of competing with the Xbox One/PS4 for the same price point the Switch is launching at.

    But instead they decided to do a gimmicky but underpowered machine to try and be different. Which again means that like with the Wii U, it'll get virtually no ports.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They have been trying gimmicky ever since the N64, and that has been their downfall since. Sadly nobody there seems to have the sense to realize this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:46 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it did the same that xbox and PS4 does, why would anybody buy it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If nintendo ever released a console worth a damn I'd buy their stuff again in a heartbeat. I was a nintendo fan up until the N64 turned out to be a disappointment, and its been the same way since.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    you must of bought some janky ass games on the N64, because the N64 for had a lot of legendary shit on it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo got more ports when it released a machine in the middle of their competitors in terms of power. The Gamecube for example had more power than the PS2, and less than the Xbox. It got some proper games for it. People paid attention. The N64 got a few decent games too from third parties.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    What they have mastered is selling a console with a mobile processor that's far inferior in performance to competitor's console with a proper deskptop APU and ask for more money lol. They are essentially like selling a PS Vita that has output to TV for nearly £300, that won't have nearly as many decent games lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    When the first gameboy was released, there were far, far superior mobile consoles available. Can you name even one?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sega Gamegear wasnt released until 1991, the original gameboy in 1989. Before that there were no portables worth a damn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And just a few months later Atari Lynx left it in the dust. If you don't the battery problem, since the Switch will also suffer it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There weren't any superior handhelds. Gameboy won in terms of portability, games and battery life.

    Switch wins in nothing over existing handhelds, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and home gaming consoles. Launch lineup is laughable, already full of shovelware-tier games and full price tech demos. Battery life is on par/worse than competing handhelds and graphically it's not even comparable with what current-gen hardware has to offer. Good graphics on a handheld were impressive back when Vita was new, not anymore.

    Yet again Nintendo is selling an underpowered gimmick-machine that will only sell because of 1st party Nintendo games, misconceptions about what it is and initial launch hype. And people are falling for it. As always.

    They could take the Ouya and put their brand logo on it and it'd sell like crazy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 10/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude, I've never read such garbage.
    It is a nintendo console and will ever have some gimmick or two that make it stand out.
    N3DSXL 200 bucks - has 2 screens and 3d, shit ton of awesome games on it

    Switch 300bucks - graphical improvement over the 3DS, can be portable and stationary, local multiplayer on the go, will probably have another shit-ton of awesome games since it's a handheld and that means awesome jap games,

    why do people even hate on it?
    if it doesnt fit into your taste, dont buy it.
    For, at least, the switch is the almost perfect console (want triggers for lower shoulder buttons).

    and what's the shit comment with the ouya? did the wii u sell crazy? no! get your shit together little boy

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe I buy the Switch. Can't handle all the releases on steam or PS4. With Nintendo I'll have enough time to enjoy each game for a very long time. I'm serious. Games aren't meant to fill out the entire free time and I miss the days where I could enjoy one game to its fullest and still had plenty of time to do other shit. Without hunting rewards or compete with other people.

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    Comment by Wilhem
    17:25 09/02/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can do it even on PC or PS4 you know it's called self control and moderation ^^




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