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Kojima Doesn't Want To Limit His Vision

While many PlayStation fans were a little miffed to lose Hideo Kojima to the lure of multiplatform appeal, the master says he doesn't really believe in limiting his highly acclaimed artistic scope.

In a recent EDGE interview, Kojima said he believes the future of gaming to revolve around the cloud, which means "there will be a lot of different devices involved." As you already know, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance shipped on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this year, and the newly announced Metal Gear Rising V has been confirmed for the PS3 and 360.

Said Kojima:

"It’s a tough question to answer. Obviously, I do like Sony, I respect them and I have a lot of things in common with their way of thinking. I think the future of gaming is with cloud technology and cloud gaming. I love Sony, I have a Sony camera, but I think if you’re going to enter the cloud generation then there will be a lot of different devices involved and a lot of different ways to interact with that game world. I don’t want to limit it to any one platform, but I’m not going to say I’m not going to participate in the events."

So it's probably safe to assume that all of Kojima's projects in the future will come to multiple platforms. But some may recall him saying he'd "never" bring one of his games to a Microsoft platform; I believe he said that some years back, right around the turn of the last generation. But hey, times change and the industry changes.

Tags: hideo kojima, kojima games, metal gear solid, exclusive games

4/14/2013 9:46:52 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Yukian
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 11:15:08 PM
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If the quality of the game doesn't get compromised because of going multiplatform, then by all means do so. :D

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Banky A
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 11:56:30 PM
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All I know is if I've stuck with MGS since the beginning then this would be a very bittersweet day.

Just unsure what he means by not wanting to limit his vision. Was it never on his mind when making MGS4 exclusively to make it on 360. Did it just come to him in the shower the thought "Hey, I really want my newest flagship game to be enjoyed in every gaming households like the PS2 days, mmm hmm". Why now?

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Killa Tequilla
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 12:02:45 AM
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"I have a Sony camera"? What does that even mean?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 12:22:06 AM

Hopefully he's not going senile..

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Beamboom
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 1:00:12 AM

lol - yeah that's one argument I too went "twf?" when I read. I'm thinking something were lost in translation or something?


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firesoul453
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 11:54:04 AM

Sounds like he is saying he always prefers sony's hardware

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jonny_wonny
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 11:52:40 AM

It means that he owns a Sony camera.

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Kiryu
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 12:59:04 AM
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I dont understand this move of interacting with other devices.You'l still not be able to play the PS4 game on those handhelds,you only can check data regarding the game.

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Knightzane
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 1:30:46 AM
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A friend of mine is a hug MGS fan, the one who forced me to play MGS4. When he heard MGS is going to be made for multiplatform he decided he's not going to even play it. After ff13 and many other games losing out on what could have been, he's done with games going multiplatform. Can't say i blame him, but i intend to give mgs5 a chance because i really did like mgs4, but if the game for any reason loses quality that the 4th one had i can say i won't be buying his games again. Which hurts me to even say, MGS4 is amazing.

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Kiryu
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 1:44:19 AM

Dude if you really liked MGS4 you should try MGS3. If you play MGS3 subsistence then you'll know.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 8:04:38 AM

With the MGS HD Collection these is no excuse nowadays get that and Metal Gear Solid 1 of the PS Store and you're sorted.

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___________
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 4:22:13 AM
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as the saying goes, money talks all else walks!

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Gordo
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 4:33:55 AM
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Like to know how he's going to get 50GB onto a DVD unless its the new xbox. It's always going to be a compromise otherwise!

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Rogueagent01
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 7:38:51 AM
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So long as the games keep their quality I have no issue with this. I would much rather him go multi-plat then jump ship. It seems a lot of people think that MGS has always been a Playstation exclusive, but obviously that is not the case as it started on the Nintendo.

So Hideo just make sure the games are what you imagined and I and many others will be happy.

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Twistedfloyd
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 9:47:29 AM
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What is Metal Gear Rising V? Does Ben mean Phantom Pain. Not trying to be a smart a**. Just want to make sure.

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KingRed
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 2:17:46 PM

Metal Gear Rising is the one that released last month. With Raiden as the main character. Phantom Pain is called Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.

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