Hideo Kojima Reportedly Excited About The Nintendo Switch

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 06, 2017 05:38 PM EST
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Recent reports have criticized the Nintendo Switch's lack of launch titles, but its incoming games from various notable third-party publishers might eventually redeem its shortage. Fans have noted that from the more than 70 developers working on games, Kojima Productions is surprisingly absent. Players are already aware that Hideo Kojima is currently busy working on "Death Stranding," but he reportedly expressed his enthusiasm about the console.

Sources speculate that Kojima's praise for the hybrid game system might be a hint of a future game developed for the Switch. IGN reports that the producer likens Nintendo's new console to his proposed idea a few years back called "transferring." His concept involves players sharing a common save file, which can be seamlessly shared from the main console with a portable system.

Hideo Kojima also described the Nintendo Switch as hybrid device similar to the digital content system used by the film industry, wherein consumers who purchase a physical copy of a movie also get a download code for a digital version. The process allows people to watch their movies on their portable devices when they are mobile, and on their TVs when they at home. "The fact you can play something at home and take it outside, this is a gamer's dream," say Kojima.

Some consumers most likely have their doubts about the new game system, which is apparently due to the Nintendo Wii U's poor sales performance. However, Kojima reportedly thinks the Switch is a step in the right direction for the gaming industry. He envisions that the future of video games is a cloud-based service, where players can access any game on any device anytime, reports Game Rant.

Hideo Kojima obviously likes the Nintendo Switch and appears to be excited about its potential impact on the video game industry. Some reports have already confirmed that some business analysts projected the hybrid game system's success over its predecessor.

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