Miyamoto interested in console and handheld cross-play


Shigeru Miyamoto recently sat down for an interview with Kotaku to speak on various topics related to Nintendo’s future. One of the topics reflected on the possibility of Nintendo’s future titles running on both a home console and a handheld.

While Miyamoto didn’t specifically confirm the existence of said project venture, he did state that they are interested and would explore the possibility in the near future. One of the many questions revolving the Wii U is whether or not the console will be able to be linked in some capacity to the Nintendo 3DS. Hints have been mentioned in the past and through the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, but that has all been hush-hush. At this point, the idea of linking the Wii U and 3DS has not gotten any traction, yet many gamers are still speculating.

You can read Miyamoto’s comments from Kotaku below.

Miyamoto: “As we move forward, we’re going to look at what we can do to unify [our console and portable] development environments.”

Miyamoto: […] but if you have a more unified development environment and you’re able to make one game that runs on both systems instead of having to make a game for each system, that’s an area of opportunity for us.

So, how, in what way, would you like Nintendo’s current (or future) console and handheld to be linked? Tell us in the comments below.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.