A Drift-Free Nintendo Switch 2 Controller? It May Happen According to Newly Discovered Patent

Published 09/09/2023, 12:32 PM EDT

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The rumors around Nintendo Switch 2 have been running hot in the community for a while now. However, the Japanese gaming giants have maintained a radio silence on the developments of the next Switch controller. Undoubtedly, the strategy of keeping the updates under the sheets has worked significantly well for Nintendo’s marketing. Not to mention the leaks for Switch 2 have only fueled the excitement. In a similar episode, a leak has just taken the internet by storm. 

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The forthcoming Nintendo Switch 2 might be addressing a major controller issue. Over the years, the issue of Joy-Con drift has been a big party spoiler for gaming fans. Well, it seems like Nintendo has finally decided to cater to the fan demands as it allegedly figured out a solution for the Joy-Con drift. And of course, with Nintendo Switch 2 nearing a launch, gamers might be getting their hand on the first-ever drift-free controller! 

Nintendo Switch 2 to bring new patent technology for resolving Joy-Con drift

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According to the latest patent filed by Nintendo, the company has planned to terminate the joystick controller drift issue from the industry. The basic formula being used in the technology is a shift in signal transmissions through a magnetic field. The strength of the magnetic attraction in the new joystick, which fluctuates depending on the joystick’s position at any given time, determines how powerful a signal it sends to the console. 

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A similar attempt to use the magnetic fields has already been made. Among other joysticks, an NYXI controller used this kind of joystick, and several businesses have produced parts to fix broken ones in existing Joy-Cons.

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What is Joystick- Controller drift? 

For context, a joy-con drift in the Nintendo Switch 2 basically refers to the faulty transmission in the controller that hampers any gameplay experience. In simpler terms, sometimes the controller seems to work on its own, making lagged moments of your characters in a game. The reason for such happenings is attributed to the bug in the physical transmission of controllers to the interface. While the issue has been around in the industry for quite some time, it has lately caused a lot of issues for gamers. 

The main reason for the drift bugs

The most basic cause for the occurrence of drift bugs in Nintendo Switch 2 is the exposure of the console controller to dust and air. The analog signals are blocked by dust or tiny particles collected in the system. Another reason for your drift issues can be the damage to the potentiometer. 

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The game-changing patent revelations! 

The latest patent revelations have certainly sparked excitement around the much-anticipated Nintendo Switch 2. If the patent and speculations are to be trusted, the follow-up handheld switch would be a major turning point in the console rivalry. The report directly suggests the company’s focus is on eradicating the drift format from the gaming culture. 

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The vision, when implemented with Nintendo Switch 2, would mark a new chapter in the spectrum of controllers available to us in the markets today. Among all the rumors that were hyping up the launch of the upcoming Switch, this one has certainly taken the fan expectations sky-high. You can access the Nintendo filed patent as well, just by a click. So, the future of controlled technology awaits? 

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