Kojima's Secret Game Deals With "Delicate, Taboo" Issues
After telling the world that his vaunted Metal Gear series has sold over 31 million copies worldwide, Hideo Kojima dropped a few more hints about his mystery project.
Known thus far only as "Ogre Project," we have scant official information. But during a Q&A at the Smithsonian's Art of Video Games exhibit, the MGS guru piqued everyone's curiosity by saying the new game should be controversial...and that always results in plenty of discussion and argument. Said Kojma:
"The game I'm working on right now is dealing with quite a few issues that are pretty delicate and taboo. I'm not sure if they'll end up being in the final product or not, but that's something that I want to continue to strive for."
Kojima intends to "bring real-life issues to the forefront" but at the same time, he knows he has to make a game that's still entertaining (these are video games, after all). And once again, he reminds us all of his legendary perfectionist mentality, in that he's always seeing the flaws in his work after it has been released. It's why he works so damn hard on everything he does, obviously.
The only other hint Kojima provided was that his team visited a military base in San Diego "to test a shooting simulator," but he couldn't elaborate further. Thus far, we only have that one screenshot you see everywhere, and a bizarre example of what the Fox Engine can do with a "see-through underwear pic." ...yeah, we didn't get that, either. Anyway, here's hoping Project Ogre gets officially unveiled soon!
3/19/2012 8:33:31 PM John Shepard