Hideo Kojima To Deliver GDC Keynote
If there's one guy who can talk about "making the 'impossible' possible," it's Hideo Kojima.
According to Gamasutra, Corporate Officer, Executive Producer and Director of Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima, will stand before a crowd of attentive listeners and deliver a keynote address at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The event, which takes place next month, will also feature speeches from notable members of the industry, including Epic's Rod Fergusson, LittleBigPlanet creators Mark Healey and Alex Evans, and Lionhead's Peter Molyneux. Kojima...well, we all know about him. Best known for the legendary Metal Gear Solid franchise, this mastermind's speech title is, "Solid Game Design: Making the 'Impossible' Possible," and everyone will gather at the Moscone Convention Center at the end of March to hear it. We should also remember that at the start of 2009, Kojima stated that he would make a "fresh start" with his team, mostly in an effort to appeal to a wider audience. He believes he's still missing some of the mainstream Western gamers, and like so many Japanese developers in this generation, he aims to change that.
In some ways, this sounds a little frightening, especially to those who have adored the MGS series. But we have complete faith in Kojima and Co., and we'll be one of many who will be interested to hear what Kojima has to say in that address. He probably won't drop any hints regarding new projects, but you never know...
2/10/2009 Ben Dutka