Kojima's Ogre Project: I Want To Make Something "Very Free"
For a while now, we've been wondering what Hideo Kojima's secret "Project Ogre" is. Many figured it'd be something along the same lines as his legendary Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Well, not really. According to a CNN interview with the master, "Project Ogre" is actually an open-world, freedom-oriented adventure. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Instead of going for the cinematic approach, as MGS always has, Kojima appears to be embracing a more modern and arguably more popular structure for his project.
"The kind of game I'm making is some game that has a very wide entrance, a very open entrance. Rather than making something very cinematic, [I plan to] make something very free."
Based on his words, players will be free to explore the world with little in the way of restriction. He also wants to give us incentive to explore and emphasizes that even after 100 hours of play, we'll be able to "find new things." Right around the time fans were clamoring for Zone of the Enders 3 and Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima came out with the news of "Project Ogre" and we had no idea it would be such a dramatic departure for this accomplished visionary.
But we figure Kojima can do anything if he puts his mind to it. And he puts his mind to everything because he's a perfectionist. Can't wait to hear more about this one.
12/21/2011 8:35:01 PM Ben Dutka