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.

3 Responses to Miyamoto interested in console and handheld cross-play

  1. Lord Lemmy says:

    They’ve been interested in it since GBA/GCN. In fact, I think that’s one of the main reasons Wii U HAS the game pad, to simulate a handheld-to-console connection.

  2. Chris says:

    With the power of tablets and phones to do HD video Nintendo should be able to create a new hand held that can do well.

    It would be nice is DS titles could be played on either. Right now I’m playing through Mnish Cap on the Wii U. I have the GBA cart and have beat it years back. I do not see a DS download, and if I did how could I get my save file to go between them?

  3. Wii Bert says:

    I think Capcom did it right with MH3. Data transfer and slightly different experiences on both systems. I was thinking that they could do a street pass plaza for the WII U that you could upload your street passes to. Also, if I may rant for a sec, Why is there no Mario golf for Wii U. Mario Golf with motion control is a no brainer. Anyway that is a perfect example of how you could have more 3DS WII U compatibility and don’t evan get me started on Pokemon : )

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