If you were planning to use the Nintendo Switch to surf the web when it comes out , you’re going to be a tad disappointed.
The Switch will not have an web browser upon launch according to Nintendo‘s president, Tatsumi Kimishima, revealed in an interview with Time this week.
“In terms of the internet browser, since all of our efforts have gone toward making Switch an amazing dedicated video game platform, it will not support it, at least at launch.”
There is always the option of using the internet browsers on the Wii U or 3DS systems.Even though both those consoles integrate browsers, it never been a staple for either gaming system. Nintendo has admitted it was challenging to create the Wii U’s browser; the company may have decided that in order to meet its March 3rd deadline, a browser wouldn’t make the cut.
Still, Kimishima leaves the possibility open that a browser could come later as some sort of update and when that time comes, we will let you know!
Two years ago, Nintendo announced the ‘Project Giant Robot’ for the Wii U but sadly has pulled the plug on development of the game.
There have been a few games that have been released this year that have had long delays in being released (Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian) but still made it to the shelves. Sadly, Nintendo couldn’t manage the same with PGR. The game, which had players controlling a giant robot (you don’t say?) was announced dead.
Nintendo announced in January that Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last of its games developed for the Wii U. The company is now focusing all its efforts on the upcoming Nintendo Switch. It has created a brand new trailer to air during the Super Bowl game and is planning to release it on March 3.
Were you looking forward for Project Giant Robot? Are you upset it’s scrapped?
With the Nintendo Switch soon to be released, people are looking back and remembering how disappointing the Wii U was and Nintendo is ready to leave it behind.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last internally developed game for the system. While the move is understandable, its surprising how quickly Nintendo is stopping software development. The 3DS, for comparison, still has a handful of games coming out in 2017 like Pikmin and Fire Emblem Echoes.
“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of Breath of the Wild,” Fils-Aime said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”
This is no doubt a move that is assuring that anyone involved with the Switch is putting their full attention to the new console. Even with third party support, it’s more than likely to be weaker than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nintendo finally realized it couldn’t stay afloat on it’s own, hence third party developers coming in. Mario and Zelda are fine and will always sell, but you cant base your entire company off of two games.
Although no more games will be released, existing games and the eShop for the Wii U will not be tampered with and continue as is. Other online services will also continue, including server support for multiplayer titles such as Super Smash Bros. Nevertheless, Nintendo’s focus is pretty clear. Starting on March 3rd, the company is betting its future on the Switch.