Count Hideo Kojima as another big name in the industry impressed by the Nintendo Switch. Now that he is fully independent, it does open the door to him creating a game for the Switch, but we already know his studio’s first efforts, Death Stranding, is heading exclusively to PlayStation 4. Still, he sees video games heading in a direction that they aren’t quite ready for yet, and that the Switch is a vital prequel to this eventual era.
Here’s what he had to say in an interview with 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. This is how movies and TV are moving, and this is how games should go.”
“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.”
It’s interesting seeing how he feels cloud technology is the future, even if that future is still a decade or so off from being a realistic possibility, despite recent efforts.