Creatures Inc., a company affiliated with The Pokémon Company, continues to work on the development of the video game Detective Pikachu Card 2 for Nintendo Switch, sequel of the original title published in 2018 for Nintendo 3DS. Those also responsible for the production of the Pokémon Card Game and a multitude of Pokémon spin-offs reflect on their web portal an interest in technologies such as DLSS (deep learning supersampling) ; the graphics engine Unreal Engine 5, from Epic Games; as well as Ray-Tracing, rendering technology based on ray tracing.
Creatures is already investigating DLSS and engines like Unreal Engine 5
The information comes from the Creatures recruitment portal, as identified by a FamilyBoards forum user (via ResetERA). The description of the offer insists that they are working on the sequel to Detective Pikachu while continuing to study new technologies that, in their opinion, will become essential in the future. From the aforementioned DLSS to the application of advanced lighting from different light sources calculated by artificial intelligence.
Will Nintendo release a 4K Nintendo Switch model?
This does not have to mean that an eventual new model of Nintendo Switch —whether it is a revision or a successor, which they do not think about yet, apparently— is going to incorporate DLSS to achieve resolutions such as 4K thanks to supersampling; but NVIDIA, in charge of providing the chip that mounts the company’s current console, is responsible for this technology.
Different sources not confirmed by Nintendo maintain that a future NVIDIA chip for Nintendo Switch will incorporate this capability. Before the reports of the media Bloomberg last September indicating the circulation of Nintendo Switch development kits in 4K, Nintendo denied the claims and described them as “inaccurate”.
What does Creatures do?
Created in 1995 as a successor to the old Ape Inc. (Earthbound), Creatures is established as a support studio for the main Pokémon video games. They are responsible for the so-called Pokémon CG Studio, the team in charge of modeling the creatures in 3D and animating said models for titles of the main series and spin-off of video games.
Similarly, Creatures is known for the creation and continued release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Finally, over the last twenty-five years they have been responsible for works such as the Pokémon Trading Card Game video game for Game Boy Color and its sequel —exclusive to Japan—; the Pokémon Ranger trilogy, PokéPark Wii or Detective Pikachu and its eventual sequel for Nintendo Switch.
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Font | Creatures; via Familyboards, Resetera