Code From GTAV Leak Allegedly Reveals Nintendo Switch Port

Details on a Nintendo Switch port are allegedly revealed in a GTAV leak, and we've got the details here!
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There have been whispers of a Grand Theft Auto V port for the Nintendo Switch in the wake of December’s major gaming industry data breaches. While Rockstar Games remains tight-lipped, dataminers combing through the leaked Grand Theft Auto V source code have stumbled upon intriguing clues hinting at a possible Switch debut.

The unearthed code references a platform codenamed “NX64,” which is widely believed to be the Switch. This and online murmurs from industry insiders like Twitter personality Budzcario have ignited speculation about a potential 2024 release for the Switch port. Budzcario claims sources close to the project suggest GTA V’s Switch arrival is planned alongside Grand Theft Auto VI and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the rumored Switch 2 console.

The tweet below supposedly shows the code itself. Inside the block, you can clearly see the code talking about the console, but to be honest, it seems like a leap. Pointing out the console like that when there have been no plans to release the newest GTA games to Nintendo seems off. We don’t even have GTA IV on Nintendo Switch, which would make sense to port over first to see the reception.

Even with how much Budzcario gets right, we still need to take all of this with a grain of salt. Rockstar has issued no official statement regarding the leaks or future Switch ports. The leaked code snippets, while suggestive, offer no definitive proof. Furthermore, even if a Switch version is in the works, a 2024 release date remains purely conjectural.

While the prospect of Grand Theft Auto V’s open-world chaos gracing the Switch is undoubtedly enticing, Rockstar’s silence leaves the door open for healthy skepticism. Until an official announcement, the “NX64” references and online chatter amount to little more than tantalizing speculation.

Only time will tell if Los Santos will one day find its way onto Nintendo’s hybrid console. For now, fans can delve deeper into the leaked code, scrutinize cryptic tweets, and hope for Rockstar to break their radio silence on this intriguing rumor.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

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