Like Nintendo itself, mobile gaming studio Zynga rejects the accuracy of a Bloomberg report from yesterday that claims 4K-enabled Nintendo Switch development kits have been distributed to at least 11 video game development studios globally. Zynga had been a developer specifically named in the report as having received a 4K Nintendo Switch dev kit, but Zynga has told Kotaku that this is not true, despite the fact that Zynga is currently developing Star Wars: Hunters for Switch.
“To clarify, Zynga does not have a 4K developer kit from Nintendo,” said a Zynga spokesperson. “As a Switch developer for the upcoming Star Wars: Hunters game that Zynga announced on a recent Nintendo Direct, we can confirm that none of the developer kits Zynga has or is in receipt of are 4K developer kits.”
Yesterday, in an unusual but not unprecedented move, Nintendo itself took to Twitter to officially reject the Bloomberg report as “not true.” Some are not so quick to trust Nintendo on this subject, as Nintendo has rejected the accuracy of certain reporting in the past — only to subsequently reveal the reports were accurate after all. However, the Zynga response is clear in what Nintendo Switch dev kits it has received and that none of them pertain to 4K, which seems to carry greater weight in refuting the Bloomberg report.
In any case, the Bloomberg report has yet again reignited debate and discussion about whether Nintendo may be working on a so-called “Switch Pro,” a hardware upgrade to Nintendo Switch that would extend beyond what the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED Model will bring. Bloomberg has been at the center of such reports for a couple years now.