A new patent renewal has revealed that the Nintendo Switch 2 could feature haptic technology similar to the PS5 Dualsense controller!

The Nintendo Switch is the third-highest-selling games console of all time, with almost 140 million sold. This means that a vast number of gamers are eagerly awaiting Nintendo’s next release.

While the successor to the Switch has not been formally announced yet, there have been a number of leaks surrounding this future console. The Switch 2 will supposedly have a bigger screen and will release in late 2024 or early 2025.

As this release window creeps closer, more potential information about the console also comes to light. And it’s good news for fans of haptic feedback!

Switch 2 Could Use Immersion Haptics

Haptic technology company Immersion announced in a press release that it has renewed its license agreement with Nintendo on March 4, 2024. This will allow Nintendo to use Immersion’s impressive haptics in its upcoming console.

Nintendo previously partnered with Immersion for the original Switch to give the console its TouchSense touchscreen technology as well as HD Rumble in the Joy-Cons.

However, we expect this renewed partnership with Immersion will lead to even more impressive technology in the Switch successor.

Holding Joy-Con Controllers

What Does This Mean For The Switch 2?

First and foremost, we expect to see improved haptic vibration and potentially even adaptive triggers in the Nintendo Switch 2 controllers. While the original Switch’s Joy-Cons had impressive HD Rumble, haptic technology has progressed since then.

Following the launch of the Switch in 2017, Immersion’s haptic tech has been used to great effect in the triggers and vibration PS5’s DualSense controller. Therefore, it would make sense to include this great feature in the Switch 2’s controllers.

Additionally, we expect that Immersion’s TouchSense technology will also return for Nintendo’s next console. Once again, though, we expect that it will have been greatly improved upon since the original Switch.

This means that the Switch 2’s touchscreen could have haptic feedback similar to smartphones.

Splatoon 3 on the Nintendo Switch OLED

Expect an official announcement from Nintendo about its next console later this year. Hopefully, we will find out more about how haptic technology will feature in it then.

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