Someone Should Ask Kojima If He Knows Anything About The PS4
Obviously, we're not going to get anything specific out of Sony right now. And we might not get any intricate details from a designer, either.
But if you really think about it, Hideo Kojima might be the one person to ask about the PlayStation 4. Currently, he has multiple projects circulating and it's more than feasible that at least one is in development for Sony's next machine. It could be that mysterious Project Ogre game, or it might even be Metal Gear Solid 5. We know very little about these projects, which sort of implies that they're a long ways off...and if they're that far off, wouldn't it be safe to assume that the PS4 is included in the studio's future plans?
Plus, you've got Kojima's long and loyal history with the PlayStation brand. While his games have indeed ended up on Microsoft's platform, any title Kojima is directly involved with is originally made with only PlayStation in mind. If you recall, Revengeance is in Platinum's court now and even when it wasn't, Kojima had passed off control of that multiplatform project to his team. And if there's one guy who is more than likely on board with Sony's next console - even before that console has been officially announced - it's Kojima. The other possibility might be Polyphony Digital boss and Gran Turismo guru Kazunori Yamauchi.
Everyone is asking Kojima about his current work, but nobody seems to be asking if any of it will arrive in the next generation. And of course, he may not answer if asked, but someone should bring it up.
6/22/2012 9:03:31 PM Ben Dutka