New Finding Suggests Metroid Prime 4 Is Possibly Targeting 60FPS

    A new finding hints the game likely targets 60FPS.

    If you’ve been wondering how Metroid Prime 4 will run on Nintendo Switch, it’s possible an answer has been found. YouTuber Doctre 81 has spotted a Retro Studios employee on LinkedIn who hints that Metroid Prime 4 likely runs at 60 frames per second. While we’ll need to wait for Nintendo to get official confirmation, this is as close as can be, direct from an employee of the studio.

    The key job responsibilities this employee outlined are fairly standard, but a key bullet point sits at the end: “Optimize Content to help our projects maintain 60 Hz on NIntnedo Hardware”. The two titles the employee lists are Metroid Prime Remastered and Metroid Prime 4. While nothing is concrete, this user makes a clear mention of “maintaining 60Hz”, which shouldn’t need to be said unless Retro was indeed targeting a smooth framerate of 60 FPS.

    With the Nintendo Switch likely entering its final fiscal year and the Switch 2 on the horizon, it is quite realistic that Metroid Prime 4 will be released within the next year. The title was announced at E3 2017 and was announced to have restarted development at Retro Studios in January 2019. Currently, Metroid Prime Remastered is available now on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo will likely release Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption in some form on the Switch before the release of MP4

    Nintendo’s 2024 lineup has been stead thus far, with Princess Peach: Showtime! and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Next month, a remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is set to release, with Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD coming in late June. Nintendo will likely premiere a Direct of some sort in June to showcase titles coming in the second half of the year.

    For more on Metroid Prime 4, be sure to stay tuned right here at Final Weapon.

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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