For months now, the electronic entertainment industry has been relentlessly waiting for any significant information with regard to Nintendo’s next generation console, dubbed as the NX. Unfortunately, tech buffs only have a target launch date to go on, alongside a slew of vague comments promising that the device would take the world by storm when it finally debuts.
As it turns out, the Japanese electronics company has a reasonable explanation as to why it is hiding the NX under a cloak. Veteran game designer Shigeru Miyamoto spilled to the Associated Press that Nintendo is cooking up something really big for the console.
“In terms of NX, there’s an idea that we’re working on,” Miyamoto said through a translator. “That’s why we can’t share anything at this point, and I don’t want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker.”
While it still is nothing but an unclear description, it may help appease fans who are already on the tip of their toes waiting for the NX. Miyamoto’s comments may give them the notion that the wait will be worth it once the gaming device finally sees the light of day.
It is no secret that Nintendo is banking on the success of the NX and given how the Wii U was deemed unsuccessful, the tech giant is looking to get their hardware game back in shape. Their confidence on the upcoming console is so great that company president Tatsumi Kimishima has time and time again reiterated that they are biding their time making sure that the NX will have the legs to stand on in the console market for a long period of time.
With the secrecy as to what the special feature that the console will bring, industry analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities predicts that Nintendo is nowhere near finished with the NX. Hence, it is deemed unlikely that they will be able to hit their target launch of March 2017.
“I think if they were ready to launch the NX in March, they could have shown it here. I don’t think they’re going to be ready,” he explained to Gamertag Radio during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last month. “If we don’t get an announcement on NX and we don’t see specs by August, I don’t think there’s a chance it comes out by March.”
What is unclear, however, is whether it is the hardware itself or the content that will come with the NX that is the one that is still in development. Nintendo has previously expressed that they are giving more attention to the supposed titles that will be available once the NX makes its first public appearance.