“The fact you can play something at home and take it outside, this is the gamer's dream.”
Metal Gear and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima has commented on Nintendo’s new console, the Switch.
Speaking to IGN at RTX Sydney, 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.”
Kojima added that he sees Switch as the beginning of a future where people will be able to play any game on any device.
“I feel like cloud technology is what everything will eventually move to,” he said. “It's further behind right now than I think where people thought it would be at this point, but I think it will go there, and when the infrastructure is ready, you'll be able to play everything, on every device, anywhere. The Switch is the predecessor to this step."