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Kojima: Peace Walker And Rising Teams At Odds

As Kojima Productions tackles two big projects - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP and Metal Gear Solid: Rising for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - we've been wondering how the split team feels about each other.

Well, it seems there's a bit of jealousy coming from the Peace Walker camp, as according to the boss man himself, the Rising staff has "all the money and specs" to work with. During a recent GamePro interview with Hideo Kojima, we get some interesting behind-the-scenes information.

"The core of it is, of course, the Rising team. So they're doing a lot of high-level stuff with great staffs. And that doesn't mean the guys who are making PSP are the shi**y staffs...it's not that. However, we have the core team who is doing real high-level experiments and alongside we have the PSP team, which are not really good friends right now, but in Kojima Productions and with Rising that is what's happening right now.

The reason why I say they are not good friends is because the PSP is working day and night to make it even better than MGS4, but of course they can't do it because of a lot of restrictions. On the other hand, the Rising team is using loads of money and loads of capacity and hardware specs. If you could imagine the PSP team looking at the Rising team saying, they have all the money and specs. That's the one reason why they are not good friends."

Well, from our standpoint, Kojima can do no wrong...even when he has to deal with two separate teams on two separate - and very different - projects. Some may worry that they're spreading themselves a little thin, but the day Kojima releases a game he's not entirely happy with is the day we see a crappy Gran Turismo installment. Yeah, that's never.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid: Rising

9/2/2009 9:27:25 PM John Shepard

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Comments (38 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:00:11 PM
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I already know which one I want to play more than the other and it proves budget "aint" everything.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:10:43 PM

Rising? ;P

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:04:44 PM
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Hmmmm.....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:05:17 PM
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I think I'm going to distance myself from this, I don't see Rising being very satisfying. It will be Kojima's first piece of hot garbage. Quote me if you like.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:08:18 PM

I don't consider it truly his project, more like a forced hand from papa Konami.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:18:51 PM

You think it's a coincidence that the only two MGS to grace the Xbox have been Raiden games?

Not a fan of Raiden myself.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:27:24 PM

I'll say this, he didn't look too happy to be having to make it. When I HAVE to do something creative that I don't want to, it turns out pretty sub par. Kojima is more talented than I, but that syndrome is pretty common methinks.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:49:18 PM

Mygod I am the voice of truth around here, oh and insanity.

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King James
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 12:19:35 AM

World?! You blaspheming, now?!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 2:41:30 AM

Yes I am, let's hope I'm wrong.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 9:21:49 AM

I hope you're right. Fuck the 360 and this would make me laugh a ton.

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shadowpal2
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 10:22:19 PM
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Peace Walker like Kojima said himself is the true MGS. He didn't necessarily say directly that MGS: Rising wasn't an MGS, but after all the recent talks he's been giving about MGS: Rising and MGS: Peace Walker I think it's damn clear that MGS: Rising is simply a knock off HD MGS is on a mission to put money in Konami's pockets, while MGS: Peace Walker is on a mission to blow away the fans of MGS and put money in Konami and the developer's hands.

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tes37
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:04:13 PM
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If a fight breaks out they need to record it and have it as a bonus video on the game.

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:13:16 PM
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Haha, classic ^_^

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, September 02, 2009 @ 11:29:52 PM
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Heh, I just want to hear Kojima discredit Rising as not part of Metal Gear cannon. LoL.

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King James
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 12:18:28 AM
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Well said John.

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JackieBoy
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:41:56 AM
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I hope Rising won't be a mindless shooter/slasher with Raiden waveing mindlessly with his sword... ;/

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Victor321
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:52:06 AM
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I don't know what to say, but I guess the core staff on Peace Walker is so used to big budget powerful hardware type games =D

Well, there's always a first time, and although I don't need to say it, with Kojima, they'll do fine. Even if it's not 100% fine like they're always used to, they'll still be fine.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 2:37:12 AM
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i agree with WorldEnds, my feeling is -- altho the Rising is on the Ps3, however, it is the Peace Walker still has the soul of the legendary MGS series, and it is going to be very very good.

Reason being: Raiden is no SNAKE, as simple as that. I dont want to see a MGS without a Snake. MGS2 would not be as good if there was only Raiden and no Snake, would it?

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:12:00 AM
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Game rivialry in companies.... this is a new low.

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fundando
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 3:53:19 AM
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Well despite this I think we will have two new awesome Metal Gear Games to play.

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Oyashiro
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 4:23:38 AM
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I see this as win/win for us. This just means that both teams will try to outdo each other. End result is two games by two teams that put 120% skill into making.

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Andysw
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 6:42:16 AM
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Metal Gear Peace versus Rising.

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Solid Fantasy
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 7:47:04 AM
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I'm looking forward to Peace Walker just to see how Kojima dose it on a hand held console like the PSP. As for Rising, even if the game play isn't to our full liking I bet the story will still kick ass. After all how did Raiden find Sunny anyway?

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Jawknee
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:00:45 AM

You never played Portable Ops I take it?

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Solid Fantasy
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:44:14 AM

No no I own it. I'm also aware there is Metal Gear Acid 1 and 2. I just get the feeling Peace Walker could be an upgrade in performance.

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AnonymousPoster
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 12:18:37 PM

Portable Ops wasn't really a Hideo Kojima project. He was the producer, and that's about it. IMO, it showed, painfully so. I've got the feeling that Rising will be a similar case.

But with Kojima making statements about how Peace Walker is like a MGS5, and how he's deeply involved with the project, it's not a large jump to assume it will be the better game.

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Karosso
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 8:05:07 AM
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Hope the add some humorous comments on their games knocking each other LOL
Like Duke Nuken 3D making fun of Doom kind of stuff :-)

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orangpelupa
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:12:25 AM

maybe Rising in xbox 360 will be in multiple DVD and kojima make a joke/conversation on codec call ;)

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vicious54
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 12:50:00 PM
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I wish Peace Walker was secretly being made for the PS3.

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taus90
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 1:21:00 PM
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i think Rising will have raiden's story from MGS4, so expect Snake to make an appearance but not in playable form.

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 7:08:37 PM
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Rising could be cool if they let you vary from slashing to stealth and stuff. Think of all the brutal stealth kills you could do with a sword..sounds fun to me. And that picture of the cat is hillarious ^^

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 7:10:19 PM
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Rising could be cool if they let you vary from slashing to stealth and stuff. Think of all the brutal stealth kills you could do with a sword..sounds fun to me. And that picture of the cat is hillarious ^^

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Milonakis
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 9:41:18 PM
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The three sixty version is gonna be on blu-ray. Then the screen will say when it goes in the tray. Please insert disk into a ps3.

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556pineapple
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:22:54 PM
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Peace Walker will probably be amazing no matter how technologically inferior it is. MGS is still far superior than a lot of current gen games I've played, even with it's incredibly dated graphics. Rising is being forced to go multi-plat it seems, meaning it's likely that it will suffer. Also, it seems to be a departure from the trademark stealth aspect of the other games, which means it could very well suffer. Given it's Kojima still, he probably won't let it be too bad (I hope) but I'm still afraid of it being held back because of the whole DVD being 1/5th the storage space of blu-ray.

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orangpelupa
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:41:33 PM

i dont understand, why Rising in DVD that have smaller size than blu-ray = lower quality.....

In MGS4 if i remember correctly, the game splited to 5 install.

so in Rising, Konami can just make the game in multiple dvd.

Lost Odyssey already in 4 DVD, and changing disc is not a hard thing to do.
i really OK even if Rising came in 5 DVD.

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556pineapple
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:24:18 AM

While it's true that Konami *could* release it on 5 DVDs, many gamers would find that a major inconvenience. Considering that MGS4 took around 20 hours, that makes a disc change every 4 hours. I personally would be very annoyed if I had to change the disc that frequently. So the solution as seen by Konami would be to avoid that at all costs, and since they would want the quality to be the same, that means they tell Kojima to make them both the same. This is my theory as to why he made Peace Walker a PSP exclusive. Kojima seems like the kind of guy who likes to have complete creative control, and if you make a game that can only be released on one console, it's much easier to have that.

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orangpelupa
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:31:10 AM

i see.

btw kojima was dissapointed on MGS4 final release graphic quality. because on the tech demo MGS4 is a lot more awesome, the debris the dusts, and run @ 60fps.

i think kojima can try making game for PC. thats will eliminate the hardware performance limitation. or atleast release games in multiplatform including PC. so the console get the normal version and the PC get the highest quality version just as what kojima wanted.

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