Hajime Tabata, the man who was responsible for directing the recently released Final Fantasy XV, believes that the Nintendo Switch shows a lot of promise. During a recent interview, the developer described the hardware as a “dream machine” thanks to its ability to switch between being a traditional console and a handheld device on the go.
Tabata explained his thoughts, saying: “You have your Switch sitting in front of the television and you’re playing on the big screen and then you take it out, put it down on the table. It becomes a monitor. “
“You take out the two Joy-Cons, and you play with a friend … it doesn’t stop there, because in my mind, it would be really perfect if you could then take this new monitor and use it like a tablet, for example, and play different apps on it like you would on your iPhone or your Android. So basically, it’s accomplishing three tasks in one machine. It’s kind of like the dream machine. ”
Although he isn’t personally working on any content or games for the new console, Square Enix have revealed they are a partner with Nintendo for the hardware. They have already announced that I Am Setsuna will be ported to the Switch at launch, while Dragon Quest Heroes I+II and Project Octopath Traveler will also be coming to the console at a later date.