It has been several days now that serious elements indicating the upcoming announcement of a new Nintendo Switch controller have been circulating on the Internet. And according to one of them, concrete information about this new product was about to be revealed publicly. Nintendo, which obviously heard about this “leak,” has changed its mind.
The new Nintendo Switch controller could be kept secret longer than Nintendo initially expected. Once is not customary, it is the site of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which is at the origin of this information.
As we told you yesterday, Nintendo recently submitted a “gamepad” to the FCC. The documents given by Nintendo to the American organization revealed, as usual, detailed information on this product. The distribution to the public of these would therefore leak the existence of the controller.
In order to avoid a leak, Nintendo has asked the FCC to place this information under a temporary confidentiality agreement. Lasting six months, this confidentiality was then shortened to just a few days. According to the FCC site, all information was to be made public on September 24, 2021. This suggested that Nintendo would present this product during the next Nintendo Direct.
A new Switch controller, but when?
There is new evidence, however, that Nintendo has changed its mind in the past 24 hours. Indeed, it is now indicated that this short-term confidentiality will end on October 31st. A screenshot of the FCC website is available in our gallery below. Even if this does not guarantee anything, it leads to believe that the controller will ultimately not be unveiled tomorrow.
VSThat being said, Nintendo may also have requested to change this date so as not to “spoil” an element of its Nintendo Direct tonight. In any case, tonight’s show will make it possible to see a little more clearly. If nothing changes again, this mysterious controller should therefore be formalized before the end of next October.
For information, the FCC is the agency of the government of the United States in charge of regular telecommunications (among others). And as for the new Nintendo Switch controller, nothing concrete has been leaked about it yet. Various speculations, however, lean for a Nintendo 64 controller.
Finally, it should be remembered that the Nintendo Direct in September will take place tonight from midnight.
What do you think of this new modification made by Nintendo to this confidentiality agreement? Do you think he did this so as not to reveal part of his event tonight? Or do you think the manufacturer decided to unveil its new controller later? Give us your opinion in the comments below.