Saturday February 04, 2017

Hideo Kojima: the Nintendo Switch Is a "Gamer's Dream"

The Metal Gear and Policenauts creator has taken a real liking to what Nintendo has cooked up. As you might imagine, his amusement has a lot to do with the fact that you can basically play a Switch game anywhereآ—the concept really gels with his prediction of how future media will behave, in that games or movies may be enjoyed on multiple devices and locations. I actually think portability is overrated, but I guess it will be cool playing a console Zelda on the toilet.

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آ…Kojima said he especially likes the idea of starting a game at home and being able to continue on the go. "You might be familiar with the fact that for a previous game that I did, we had a specification that we called 'Transfarring' where you could take the saved data from the PS Vita and move it over to the PS3 and back and forth like that," Kojima told IGN. "I believe [Switch] is an extension of that idea. The fact you can play something at home and take it outside, this is the gamer's dream. The Switch is an evolution of that." "For example, often when you buy a Blu-Ray disc, it'll have a code on the inside for a digital version, so in the same respect you can watch it at home and then take it on the go on your tablet and smartphone," he continued. "This is how movies and TV are moving, and this is how games should go."