4K resolution is something more and more requested by gamers.
After the overwhelming success of nintendoswitch, with more than 118 million consoles sold, it is surprising that the company has not opted for an improved version of the platform. In this way, there are those who think that the successor to the hybrid console will be the next bet of the Japanese. Curiously, some statements by Shigeru Miyamoto could have anticipated one of its characteristics: 4K resolution.
While recent games like Bayonetta 3 or Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have shown that graphics are not everything on Nintendo, the recent launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Purple has once again brought up the need to improve the performance of the hybrid ahead of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, which will arrive in May 2023.
In this way, a user has found some statements that Shigeru Miyamoto gave to 4Gamer nine years ago, when Nintendo jumped to HD with Wii U, a console that featured Pikmin 3. At that time, Miyamoto said “When it comes to gaming, I don’t see the need for a 4K Zelda, but from Pikmin, make it 4K compatible could show more smaller detailed Pikmin moving around, show things from an even wider perspective and being able to see more can make for a more fun game“.
Pikmin 4 with 4K graphics?
While Sony and Microsoft ended up betting on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X shortly after these statements so that their consoles could reach high resolutions, Nintendo is content with high definition today. In this way, it is unknown if Miyamoto will settle for a Pikmin 4 without the quality he would like or if, instead, It will come to an improved version of Switch or a successor.
Pikmin 4, announced for the year 2023, has barely shared any information. In his revelation, Brittany could be seen in the trailer, which implies that the characters seen in past installments will return. Likewise, old enemies like the Bulb were also aiming for his return. However, we will have to wait a few months to find out if the new Zelda and Pikmin can be enjoyed at 4K.