Basically both VGC and Eurogamer are stating today that their sources are telling them Switch 2 was indeed shown at Eurocom a few weeks ago behind closed doors to devs. So what was shown? Apparently a Zelda: BOTW enhanced version and ... according to VGC, The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 demo was shown running on Switch 2.
The demo is pretty much the high end from what I've seen of next-gen graphics. VGC states the demo was utilizing Nvidia's DLSS technology. Here is the demo on PS5/XBSX for those who haven't seen it:
Per VGC article:
One ‘Switch 2’ demo is understood to have been an improved version of the Switch launch title Zelda: Breath of the Wild, running at a higher framerate and resolution than the original game did, on hardware targeting the new console’s specs (but there was no suggestion the game will actually be re-released.)
Another VGC source claimed that Nintendo showcased Epic’s impressive The Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 tech demo – originally released to showcase the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in 2021 – running on target specs for its next console.
The demo is said to have been running using Nvidia’s DLSS upscaling technology, with advanced ray tracing enabled and visuals comparable to Sony‘s and Microsoft’s current-gen consoles (however, it should be noted this does not mean the Switch successor will sport raw power anywhere near that of PS5 or Xbox Series X, which aren’t portable devices).Last edited by Soundwave - on 07 September 2023