Players often heed Hideo Kojima for his advice and reviews. He may be one of the best game developers who has ever entered the gaming realm. Thus, fans highly regard and value his thoughts about the latest gaming console, Nintendo Switch, which will release in March.
Who is Hideo Kojima?
Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is renowned in the reality of the gaming industry because of his personal influence and artistic control towards video games. Kojima is known most for his involvement in the development of the best-selling Metal Gear series. He also directed other games such as Zone of the Enders, Boktai, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Being a great man that he is, what are Kojima’s opinions on the Nintendo Switch?
Kojima on the Nintendo Switch
In an interview with IGN at RTX Sydney, Kojima said that with the Switch, he likes the idea of starting to play a particular game at home and being able to continue playing 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 said.
Thus, Kojima already had a similar idea as that of the concept with the Switch. “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.”
He said that The Switch portrays the evolution of that concept. Kojima set an example of what he meant during his interview – a Blu-Ray disc has a code on the inside for a digital version which users may watch at home or take outside for use with other portable and smart devices. “This is how games should go,” opined Kojima.
Nintendo Switch is the Future
Kojima sees the Switch as the beginning of a future where people can play any game on any device. He said that the cloud technology is what everybody aspires nowadays. “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,” Kojima claimed.
Kojima has his own studio called Kojima Productions. They are developing a new game named Death Stranding. The game stars Mads Mikkelsen, Norman Reedus, and Guillermo Del Toro. Kojima and his team will release the game on the PS4.