Wouldn’t it be highly convenient if developers developed a single game that can be run across multiple platforms? Well that’s what Sony tried to do with the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita, but could that be something Nintendo could be considering for the future as well? While it’s hardly a confirmation that the company is doing something about it, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto did state that he could imagine Nintendo doing something like that.
Speaking to the folks at Kotaku, Miyamoto was quoted as saying, “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. So as we move forward, we’re going to look at what we can do to unify the two development environments.”
However he does point out that there are games out there that have been designed for different devices in mind. As cool as it would be to play games on the Wii U and pick up where you left off on the 3DS, sometimes it is the hardware limitations that would prevent such a game from being made.
“Certainly from a development standpoint there is some challenge to it, because if you have two devices that have different specs and you’re being told to design in a way that the game runs on both devices, then that can be challenging for the developer.” However like we said, this is hardly a confirmation of sorts, so if you were looking forward to games that can run on both the Wii U and the 3DS, you might have to wait a while, but what do you guys think?