[UP: Probably Fake] Rumor: Video of Switch Firmware Version 5.0 Surface

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by BY2K, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. BY2K

    BY2K Membero Americo Member Original Poster


    This just showed up out of nowhere, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Would this be easy to fake?


  2. #2

    posted on /v/, so take it with a gallon of salt

    - themes
    - cloud storage
    - icon sorting
    - party chat
    - virtual console
    - media apps
    - system level microphone support
    - internet browser

    allegedly launches in feb
  3. Eolz

    Eolz Member

    If this is a fake, I wish it was real.
  4. Xavi

    Xavi Member

    Holy fuck. Big if true
  5. Braaier

    Braaier Member

    Looks too good to be fake. Finally, some basic features. And it looks to maintain its snappiness
  6. wwm0nkey

    wwm0nkey Member

    please be real!
  7. Alrus

    Alrus Member

    I sincerely hope it's true and they gave up on their dumb smartphone idea but it's Nintendo...

    It'd be kinda cruel to fake this though...
  8. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    How does this get leaked?!
  9. Escalario

    Escalario Member

    Nintendo gonna go on a huge hunt with this lmao. Heads will roll.
  10. Llazy

    Llazy Member

    Where is the virtual console I cant see it
  11. Kalor

    Kalor Resettlement Advisor Member

    Cloud storage would be neat if this is real. I wonder if that's tied to the online.
  12. ryushe

    ryushe Member

    Sonnnnnnnnnnnn, what?!

    Icon sorting is HUGE.
    I'm not joking.
  13. MaximumSpider

    MaximumSpider Member

    "Add VC Folder"

  14. AlexFlame116

    AlexFlame116 Member

    ...that was a lot to take in. Wow. I need it. I need all of it! Now!

    Probably fake though. Noooooooo.....
  15. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    Where is the VC proof?
  16. WillyFive

    WillyFive Member

    What scenarios even exist for there to be a Switch firmware leak? Seems absurd from that alone.
  17. Lotus

    Lotus Member

    Please be real...
  18. Coolsambob

    Coolsambob Member

    Seems like something that could easily be faked, but would be a great update.
  19. Mushroomer25

    Mushroomer25 Member

    It'd be very easy to fake, since it's ultimately just footage of a menu screen. Seems like a trivial thing to fake, but never underestimate how much work people will do just to fool people.

    Also, I'm calling this fake entirely because of the 'Virtual Console Folder'. The whole video is wish fulfillment, but that detail in particular is too much to expect. Especially if this is an update that would likely be connected to a January direct.
  20. ShadowGP

    ShadowGP Member

    Wow it looks to good to be true and in the same time too good to be fake... folders, layout, media, rooms, cloud, themes!

  21. Skywalker

    Skywalker Member

    cloud storage too
  22. #22
  23. BassForever

    BassForever Member

    Seems boring as fuck with features everyone is expecting, probably real
  24. Miller

    Miller Member

    Cloud storage. On-system voice chat. Themes. Folders. Virtual console. Media apps. Arbitrary manipulation of home screen icons.

    Nintendo, you did it. You glorious bastards.
  25. EightBitNate

    EightBitNate Member

    Too clear to be real
  26. ZeroX

    ZeroX Member

    That looks great. Hope it's real and stays that snappy. I look forward to people attempting to debunk it over minor things, and then people coming to debunk that debunking and so on.
  27. DrMario

    DrMario Member

    Looks too good to be true. But to me at least, looks too good to be fake.
  28. foxuzamaki

    foxuzamaki Member

    Nope, not gonna click on it.

    Nintendo ninjas are now out
  29. Viking Jesus

    Viking Jesus Member

    I'm skeptical, as we all should be, but it seems pretty convincing. However the fact that he/she doesn't go into that media folder seems suspect.
  30. DigitalOp

    DigitalOp Member

    Says Virtual Console... hmm
  31. Phendrift

    Phendrift Member

    If fake: how does someone fake this?!

    If real: how the hell does this get leaked?!
  32. falcondoc

    falcondoc Member

    hope its real
  33. Derrick01

    Derrick01 Banned Member

    No achievement menu? :(
  34. Xavi

    Xavi Member

    After the Rayman "leak" anything is possible. I'll remain skeptical
  35. #35
    I jus- what?!

    If (and that's a big if) this is real it's probably going to be on the direct.
  36. JazzmanZ

    JazzmanZ Member

    Fakes these days are awfully easy to make convincing
  37. #37
    After that Rayman Smash 4 leak, I think anything can be fake. Even if it is, it's a very good concept video for those who say that adding basic features would bloat the OS.
  38. MPrza

    MPrza Member

    Nice, folders and netflix. I assume YouTube as well. With built-in party chat, I'm guessing the app would be phased out sometime in the near future.
  39. Kanzeon

    Kanzeon Member

    Seems way too good to be true. But damn, that'd be basically everything people want, right?
  40. EightBitNate

    EightBitNate Member

    Also, this January Direct is gonna be dope.

    If they’re finally getting app support, I could see this getting leaked from one of those coders.
  41. brandonh83

    brandonh83 Member

    "add to Virtual Console folder"

  42. Serenitynow

    Serenitynow Member

    I’m going to say fake, but boy do I hope it is real.
  43. ryushe

    ryushe Member

    Idk man, this looks damn good to be fake.

    Like, I don't even see any trees in this video.
  44. Fuchsia

    Fuchsia Member

    Curious about this as well! Would be nuts if true though.
  45. Nirbion

    Nirbion Member

    Sure it's not somehow connected to the Homebrew-scene?
    The new homebrew-launcher for Switch is supposed to launch on 1st February and it was the first thing that came up in my mind.

    But on the other side, I'm just confused so what do I know. Hope most of it is true for the next firmware update
  46. Dyle

    Dyle Member

    Please be real, looks excellent. Very impressive fake if it is fake. A little surprised it has a browser, given the security concerns
  47. Toad King

    Toad King Member

    If it's a fake it's very well done. Has new sound effects for new actions and everything.

    I just hope if it is true they also improve their USB audio support that they silently put in 4.0.0. None of my USB headsets are ones that work.

    EDIT: Ahahaha one of the folders that guy made is a "Virtual Console" folder. I mean you can probably name folders anything but that tease.
  48. Iichter

    Iichter Member

    Looks a bit weird, idk.
  49. Eorl

    Eorl Member

    Taking with a grain of salt but that's some pretty detailed replication/video editing to get exact menu movements and sounds.

    What I could see in the video:

    Themes: An actual theme shop, potentially allowing third-party to make their own?
    Rooms: Seems to be chat rooms, allowing smartphones and Switch consoles to join in. Switch can use its microphone which could mean not that Nintendo is killing the smartphone app but that they are expanding on it, using the app as a way to communicate when away from your Switch.
    Folders and layout: Can create folders, change the layout of icons. Sorting as well.
    Apps: Looks like there will be media apps, which we do know was on the horizon vaguely/rumoured. Looks like a browser could come as well.
    Cloud storage: Briefly appeared when they switched to memory usage, shows it as an option so potentially cloud saves.

    There were no new sounds that I could hear, all standard. I checked to see if I could hear clicking of a keyboard or something but if there is it is incredibly quiet.

    Also, still take it with salt but the naming convention seems to be free enough for the fodlers that they could have just teased with the naming of Virtual Console.
  50. No Depth

    No Depth Member

    No eShop music tho....