Here’s What Kojima Thinks of the Switch

In an interview with IGN at RTX Sydney, Hideo Kojima shared what he thinks the Switch is, and why he thinks it could work.

“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 in the interview. “I believe [the 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.”

He also talked about how the Switch might be leading us farther down the road towards what will be the future of gaming.

“I feel like cloud technology is what everything will eventually move to,” Kojima told IGN. “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.”

Stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer as we hear more from Kojima-san, and from his company, Kojima Productions, as they work on their early-in-development game, Death Stranding.