In an interview with IGN Hideo Kojima, the developer of the Metal Gear series and Death Stranding, spoke about the Nintendo Switch.
Kojima stated he was always fond of the idea of “transfarring”, the ability to play the same game at home or on the go. The PS Vita and PS3 were able to do this by sharing save data, but Kojima believes the Switch builds on the same 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.”
Kojima then goes on to say that the Switch is the start of a future where people can play a game on any device.
“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.”
Overall Kojima seems positive about the Nintendo Switch and believes it is a sign of change to come. Nintendo has always had large influence over the industry even when people doubt them. Motion controls are now a part of every major console despite poor initial reactions. Perhaps ‘transfarring’ will also become the standard for consoles.