Nintendo constantly exploring new tech, interested in AR
Posted on January 4, 2020 by Oni Dino(@Oni_Dino) in General Nintendo, News
In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa discussed the company’s stance on AR and more.
Furukawa noted that the Big N is “constantly researching and developing” new technologies, and there are talks between the hardware and software teams. As for AR specifically, he said Nintendo is actively researching how it can be used.
Here’s our full translation from the Japanese interview:
On companies like Apple entering the market with a focus on AR, and American companies’ aggressive application of new technologies.
Furukawa: Something I do not want the public to misunderstand is that we are not turning our backs on new technologies – we are constantly researching and developing. Our hardware development teams evaluate all kinds of new technologies available thus far and consult with our software developers. If they determine that a technology can be used with a game, then they will utilize it. We will not be changing this fundamental approach moving forward.
As for AR, it is definitely one of the many aspects we are interested in. We are currently researching what interesting ways we can utilize it.
In the same interview, Furukawa was asked about cloud gaming. You can read up on what he had to say here.