The Nintendo Switch’s success has taken everyone aback, including Nintendo themselves. The Switch’s core appeal has also managed to be communicated to everybody- it’s a system with a fundamentally appealing proposition, and people have found that it fits into the modern lifestyle wonderfully well.
Those people include Ready at Dawn CCO Ru Weerasuriya, who, in an interview with GamesIndustry, praised the Switch, calling it a new way to interact with games, and also admitting that there was a lot of internal interest in the studio in the platform.
“Every time a platform comes out, we always feel like there’s something really cool that can be done with it – a huge graphical advance, a huge technological advance, a new way of interacting in games like VR does,” Switch, I think, is the same kind of thing. We see it and we see the market that they’re trying to really kind of grab, expand, and also build. I would definitely tell you that, yeah, internally at the studio there’s a lot of interest for the Switch.”
He also praised the Xbox Scorpio and the PS4 Pro for the new approach for game console hardware that they introduce. “I think Scorpio is actually pretty cool. I’m happy to see the shift [in console iterations]… I think that it’s interesting to see how the next cycles are going to go, not just Scorpio but the PS4 Pro coming into play. What is Sony going to do next? When are the platforms going to become either almost singular in the way they function or even disappear where everything’s going to be on the cloud and you won’t need a platform?”
He has some interesting thoughts, many echoing points I have made myself over the last year or so. It will be interesting to see how Ready at Dawn handles the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Scorpio, and PS4 Pro.