While we don’t expect to learn anything official regarding Nintendo’s new home console (codenamed NX) until E3, a flurry of rumors have emerged online today that suggest the hardware “may work with smartphones, PCs and even rival consoles such as PlayStation 4.”
Speculation began to run rampant following a Tweet by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, echoing David Gibson’s claim that the Big N’s upcoming console/handheld hybrid could boast some form of integration with other third-party devices.
Very interesting report by @gibbogame: Nintendo’s NX may work with smartphones, PCs and even rival consoles such as PlayStation4.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) January 20, 2016
Adding fuel to the fire was a marketing survey posted by research company GfK, which appears to detail some pertinent information relating to the Nintendo NX and its purported features. From 4K streaming to 60fps support, the alleged info dump teases the way in which the gameplay will “flow between Nintendo NX console and [its] handheld device.”
The jury’s still out on what exactly Nintendo is cooking up for its spiritual successor to the Wii U. Gunning to create “a new experience” that is unlike anything the company has designed before, there’s plenty of possible avenues Nintendo NX could take, and we’ll surely find out some tangible details at E3 2016.
For now, here’s the purported marketing survey per NeoGAF: