The Nintendo Switch specs feature top-of-the-line hybrid functionality. It is packed with two Joy-con controllers and a touch screen capability, which adds variety to gameplay. However, none of the games are maximizing this feature. Ever wondered why?
How The Nintendo Switch Touchscreen Works
One of the most exciting Nintendo Switch specs is its touch-based gaming capability. Compared to the touchscreen function of the Nintendo Wii U, and 3DS, the Switch screen is more responsive to the touch.
Immersion announced that they signed a multi-year collaboration with game giant Nintendo to build their patent with the Switch. The technology will assist developers during their design efforts by using the TouchSense software suite. It aims to help them build immersive touch-based gaming controls for future Nintendo Switch games. The TouchSense technology is different from the usual touch screen capability of other devices. It gives players a sense that they are touching real controller buttons. Furthermore, Nintendo aims to set the bar higher to their Nintendo Switch, adding highly-advanced touch effects gives them an edge.
Immersion Corporation is the leading provider of breakthrough touch feedback technology, also known as haptics. The studio has more than 2,300 pending and issued patents. This includes the iPhone, among other tech bigwigs.
Aside from the iPhone, the haptic technology was also added in the Mac Operating System (OS). In addition, the unique structure fused with touch integration introduces new methods of immersion and controls to the Switch.
Late Inclusion Of Touch Technology In The Switch
Gamers in New York who experienced the Nintendo Switch specs firsthand noticed that most of the games introduced for the gaming console do not utilize the touch-screen technology. Activision’s Skylanders Imaginators, on the other hand, used the functionality by swiping along the menu.
There are speculations that the game developers find the touch screen capability a challenge. Porting it on the hybrid for tablet, controls, and TV is not an easy task. Furthermore, the games need to work on the dock or out of it. Hopefully they’ll find a way to use the touchscreen capability more extensively.
The Nintendo Switch will be available in March 2017. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.