The folks at IGN India recently had the chance to speak with Nintendo’s Entertainment Planning and Development Division general manager Shinya Takahashi.
IGN asked Takahashi on what Nintendo thinks about DLC on Nintendo Switch. Takahashi mentioned titles you download when purchased have a “good compatibility” with the idea of DLC, and Nintendo is always thinking which games should have DLC and which do not.
I think that titles that you download when you purchase have a very good compatibility with the idea of additional content. I believe the Nintendo Switch, compared to most of our recent hardware, makes some of the best use of the ability to download titles in their entirety, since it’s a console that you can also carry as a portable. We certainly like to think about which software titles would have a great value for additional content to be added.
When asked about future Joy-Con colors or attachments, Takahashi says Nintendo is thinking about possible future Joy-Con colors or attachments they could make for the Switch. They love to see people making their own Joy-Con variations, like this one.
One of the great strengths of the Nintendo Switch is that though you can play it as a console, you can also separate these two controllers from the hardware. This gives us a lot of possibilities that we could consider for the future in terms of what you could attach. I think that that would be a really good time for us to think about some very different colors or designs applied to [Joy-Cons]. That might be interesting.
There’s a lot of joy to be had from handmaking something yourself or having all of those customizable possibilities, and we absolutely embrace that. We love to see that.