Although Hideo Kojima is currently hard at work on the PlayStation 4 exclusive Death Stranding, he took some time out of his day to try out the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch. In a recent interview with IGN at RTX Sydney, Kojima discussed the Nintendo Switch and its ability to play games on the go. Kojima talked about his previous PS3 game (Peace Walker), which allowed the ability to transfer the game from the PS3 to the Vita and vice versa. According to Kojima, the Nintendo Switch is an extension of that idea.
“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. This is how movies and TV are moving, and this is how games should go.” — Hideo Kojima
With cloud technology on the rise, Kojima believes that every medium will eventually move in that direction.
“I feel like cloud technology is what everything will eventually move to. 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.” — Hideo Kojima
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