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Nintendo: “inclined to do what we can to help publishers” when it comes to cross-platform play

Posted on July 9, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News

Cross-platform play was a topic discussed during Nintendo’s 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. One person in attendance brought up the fact that the feature in the likes of Fortnite and Minecraft “has been a big point of appeal.” Nintendo was asked to talk about the relationships it has with other publishers and initiatives for multi-platform titles?

Former Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka weighed in here. What’s most notable is Tanaka mentioned that Nintendo is “inclined to do what we can to help publishers incorporate crossplay when that is what they want.”

Below are Kimishima and Tanaka’s full comments:

Kimishima

I will have to refrain from commenting directly about (crossplay in) Fortnite and Minecraft because those are not Nintendo titles. But I will say that our fundamental way of thinking about offering Nintendo titles on other platforms remains unchanged.

Tanaka

Crossplay basically comes about from conversations between publishers and platform holders. We are inclined to do what we can to help publishers incorporate crossplay when that is what they want. The other parties involved also have a say in whether we are able to reach this outcome or not, so we will continue to discuss it with them.

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