Nintendo Switch Graphic Presets Found in Unreal Engine 4 Source Code
Ashley Allen / 7 years ago
An industrious NeoGAF user has found the graphic presets for the forthcoming Nintendo Switch console buried in the source code for the latest version of Unreal Engine 4. User M3d10n found that the Switch outputs at different resolutions depending on whether console is in handheld or docked mode.
“So, I was updating our game’s UE4 branch from 4.13 to 4.14 and I noticed something weird in the device profiles ini file.
This file contains graphics/performance settings overrides for specific devices, so devs can make adjustments that are applied automatically based on the GPU, iOS device, Android device/GPU or console (XB1, PS4, PS4 pro).
In 4.14 there’s a new platform called “Wolf” with two variants, “WolfSea” and “WolfAir”. The latter has a resolution scale set to 0.6666 along with slight reduction in shadow quality and other effects.
I couldn’t find anything about any device with “Wolf” in its name and the 0.666 resolution change between the variants got me wondering if these profiles are meant for the Switch docked and undocked modes (that’s the exact ratio between 720p and 1080p). A code name, perhaps?”
M3d10n found the following code in Unreal Engine 4:
While the above report is unconfirmed as fact, we don’t have to wait too much longer to discover the Switch’s technical specifications: Nintendo is holding a special event to unveil the Switch on 12th January 2017.