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Device-agnostic titles may be on the way

Nintendo is considering a hybrid approach with its games, allowing 3DS titles to be played on the Wii U and vice versa. 

According to a new report from Kotaku, Nintendo's top game designer Shigeru Miyamoto said that Nintendo may one day bring the two development teams together (meaning mobile 3DS and the Wii consoles) in an effort to allow games to be cross-platform. 

"What I can say is, certainly, within Nintendo the fact that our development environment for our home console is different from the development environment for our portable system is certainly an area of stress or challenge for the development teams," said Miyamoto.

"So as we move forward, we're going to look at what we can do to unify the two development environments."


Shigeru Miyamoto [Source: Gamer Proceed]

This is just a possibility for now, and Miyamoto certainly didn't make a concrete announcement. But with the company's financial and creative hardships as of late, it couldn't hurt to push out device-agnostic titles. Also, this could one day mean buying one title and playing it on various machines. 
 
This has already largely been done with certain Sony titles, which can be played on the PS3/PS4 and the handheld Vita.

Source: Kotaku





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