Supposed Nintendo NX developer sketches the real controller

first_imgAfter last week’s not-so-shocking revelation that the pictures of what was supposedly the Nintendo NX controller were fake, I thought things would quiet down on this front until Nintendo made a formal and official announcement. Wrong! Today, we have gotten a bevy of information from a person who claims to be an AAA developer that has been working on the system for the last six months.Over on Reddit, the (currently unverified) anonymous developer conducted an AMA and released some information about the NX’s controller. For obvious reasons, this individual did not post any real pictures or reveal what studio they work for. The person in question confirms that all of the leaks of Nintendo’s NX controller were indeed fake, and says the controller he is working with is nothing like the ones seen online.Unlike the fake controllers or even the patent from last year, the controller doesn’t have an oval shape. It has a rectangular form not unlike the original NES controller, or even the Wii U’s Gamepad. The controller has physical buttons with a screen behind them. It does not have a form-shifting screen or a touch screen with haptic feedback. However, what the fakes did get right is that the controller will have scroll wheel shoulder buttons. Next to these are traditional shoulder buttons. Like the Xbox One and PS4 controller, the NX controller will have a headphone jack on the bottom.According to the developer, the controller is not meant to be a substitute for the 3DS. He likened the controller to the Sega Dreamcast’s VMU, where one could take it outside the living room to play companion games on. Actual NX games will not be playable on the controller.The developer also disclosed information about the NX itself. They say that they do not believe the system is backwards compatible. The NX is apparently very different from the Wii U and Wii, and the dev believes making games from those consoles work on the NX will be difficult. They also said that no one outside of Nintendo knows the real name of the system. Internally, it is still being called NX.Though this information supposedly comes from a developer working on the NX, this should all be taken as a rumor until we get anything official from Nintendo.last_img

first_imgAfter last week’s not-so-shocking revelation that the pictures of what was supposedly the Nintendo NX controller were fake, I thought things would quiet down on this front until Nintendo made a formal and official announcement. Wrong! Today, we have gotten a bevy of information from a person who claims to be an AAA developer that has been working on the system for the last six months.Over on Reddit, the (currently unverified) anonymous developer conducted an AMA and released some information about the NX’s controller. For obvious reasons, this individual did not post any real pictures or reveal what studio they work for. The person in question confirms that all of the leaks of Nintendo’s NX controller were indeed fake, and says the controller he is working with is nothing like the ones seen online.Unlike the fake controllers or even the patent from last year, the controller doesn’t have an oval shape. It has a rectangular form not unlike the original NES controller, or even the Wii U’s Gamepad. The controller has physical buttons with a screen behind them. It does not have a form-shifting screen or a touch screen with haptic feedback. However, what the fakes did get right is that the controller will have scroll wheel shoulder buttons. Next to these are traditional shoulder buttons. Like the Xbox One and PS4 controller, the NX controller will have a headphone jack on the bottom.According to the developer, the controller is not meant to be a substitute for the 3DS. He likened the controller to the Sega Dreamcast’s VMU, where one could take it outside the living room to play companion games on. Actual NX games will not be playable on the controller.The developer also disclosed information about the NX itself. They say that they do not believe the system is backwards compatible. The NX is apparently very different from the Wii U and Wii, and the dev believes making games from those consoles work on the NX will be difficult. They also said that no one outside of Nintendo knows the real name of the system. Internally, it is still being called NX.Though this information supposedly comes from a developer working on the NX, this should all be taken as a rumor until we get anything official from Nintendo.last_img

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