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Nintendo's Susumu Tanaka: 'We are Inclined to Help Publishers Incorporate Crossplay' - VGChartz
Nintendo's Susumu Tanaka: 'We are Inclined to Help Publishers Incorporate Crossplay'

Nintendo's Susumu Tanaka: 'We are Inclined to Help Publishers Incorporate Crossplay' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 August 2018 / 1,084 Views

Nintendo senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka (this was before Tatsumi Kimishima stepped down) during the Q&A portion of Nintendo's 78th annual general meeting of shareholders was asked about crossplay on the Nintendo Switch with other platforms. 

Tanaka stated that he felt inclined to help publishers implement the feature in games if that is what they want.


"Crossplay basically comes about from conversations between publishers and platform holders," said Tanaka. "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."

Minecraft and Fortnite are the two biggest games that allow for crossplay on the Nintendo Switch. 


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments

Azzanation (on 10 July 2018)

Good to see Nintendo become one of the good guys.


KLAMarine (on 10 July 2018)

I'm buying a lot of third party stuff on Switch so it benefits Nintendo to lend publishers a broad ear or else they lose out on revenue.


PhatChips (on 11 July 2018)

Yes. Together we will destroy PS4


Jranation (on 10 July 2018)

Good! If it was Nintendo before.... probably not. Glad they are opening up more to third parties and indie games through their hardware and communications!


Bandorr (on 10 July 2018)

They have the smallest user-base - of course they are.


hunter_alien (on 10 July 2018)

Absolutly + the online aspect of the Switch is sub bare-bones level. Don't get me wrong, I am stil;l using it a lot, but most deffinitely not for online play.


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