A Strange Update On Those Rumoured NX Controller Photos

A Strange Update On Those Rumoured NX Controller Photos

A reddit user claims they were behind the original "leaked" photo of an NX controller, and released a video showing his Photoshop work . But what about those other photos?! Well, there's still reason to think they're legitimate.

"Hi all," wrote Idriss2Dev. "Small video." And then he dropped the bombshell:

Here's a glimpse into how he reportedly did it:

A Strange Update On Those Rumoured NX Controller Photos

They also published their renders on Deviant Art:

A Strange Update On Those Rumoured NX Controller Photos

OK, so perhaps this really is a fake, but there's reason to stay on the hype train.

Remember, after this photo showed up, a more convincing photo also appeared:

A Strange Update On Those Rumoured NX Controller Photos

The original image looked a sketchy, but that? That looks awfully convincing.

Here's the patent Nintendo filed last December:

A Strange Update On Those Rumoured NX Controller Photos

That's not far off from the fake, and as pointed out by Digital Eclipse's Frank Cifaldi, Nintendo patents tend to resemble the products they eventually release:

What a wild ride!

Thankfully, we should be hearing official NX news sometime in the next few months, and everyone can start actually freaking out about the controller then.


Comments

    So, are we still saying that the black one might be real? I'd think, seeing as it has a "confidential property" tag on it, Nintendo would be all over whoever leaked the image.

    How do we know this isn't fake?

      That's what I thought, great guerrilla tactics to throw people off the scent.

      Either way, still keen to see what they do with the NX.

    God I hope Nintendo don't do anything too close to this. I'm sick of them making crazy, yet annoying controllers so I have to skip entire generations.

    If you follow other Nintendo sites.. It has apparently been confirmed by reliable insiders the controller is a fake. Im surprised that isnt being reported? As the news is over 24 hours old now.

    The reason I don't buy Nintendo consoles anymore is the constant barrage of non standard controllers. I just want to use a game pad without gimmicks.

    I guess they weren't lying with the "you will say wow!", some serious skills there lol.

    With 3d printers it's pretty easy to make a fake controller.

    Disgraceful coverage from Klepek and others at Kotaku responsible.

    First they claim the breaking story as a Kotaku ' first breaking ', then when it's exposed as a fraud that Kotaku built up soooooo much, only then was it a " strange update" or it was the ' internet ' so all of us are really guilty for being gullible.
    A comedy if it wasn't such BS

    And zero accountability, or lessons learned.

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