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Hideo Kojima Visits his “Hero Friends” at Sony, Feels that the Future he imagined is Becoming Real

While he recently built a solid relationship with Microsoft, Hideo Kojima’s true raise to fame started on PlayStation, so it’s not surprising that he’d be fond of quite a few people at Sony.

Today he visited them, and expressed that the future he imagined five years ago is becoming real, even if he's already thinking ahead. (Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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HelpfulGamer  +   867d ago
Sony did made Robot Dog Aibo & Humanoid Robot Qrio.

Based on that, does Kojima mean that mass-produce Metal Gear is now possible?
miyamoto  +   867d ago
Are those Hero Friends just happens to be my heroes too,?
Fox Hound and Naughty Dog, wow?
Cryptcuzz  +   867d ago
Fox Hound and Naughty Dog.
They are truly the top dogs.
Godlovesgamers  +   867d ago
I think the "hero friends" he's referring to are the ones that write the checks.
TBONEJF  +   867d ago
But didn't his career started on NINTENDO WITH METAL GEAR?
LordNikon  +   867d ago
I think it did. But he became popular because of MGS, which was made on PS platforms.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   867d ago
Not at all.

Kojima became famous with his first game, Metal Gear, which released in August 1987, on MSX2 (an open format early home computer standardized by ASCII and Microsoft). A NES version (which Kojima openly criticized many times for some changes he never intended) would only appear in Japan some months later (and almost an year later everywhere else for that platform) but Kojima was not involved with the ports as he was already working on Snatcher.

And if you think that later or not it was NES who brough him fame, well, think again... NES was so irrelevant for Metal Gear that Metal Gear 2 was exclusive to MSX2 (and japan only, remained like that 'till 2004, when it released as a mobile game).

MSX2 may look like some obscure console for someone in North America, but as hot as 8-bit consoles were back in the day, early home computers like that were just as relevent in Japan (and many other areas in Asia, Europe, South America and Middle East), so it was that version that got the japanese gaming media all jumpy over the game.

You're not the first person I see believing Kojima started on NES, it just happens that NES version of Metal Gear was the first Americans could have heard of Kojima, but fact is Metal Gear was never successful on NES... In fact, many if not most western people only learn of Kojima and Metal Gear franchise with the release of Metal Gear Solid on PS1, by 1998 (11 years after his breakthrough).

It would only be by 2000 that Kojima would, by the first time, work on a game for a Nintendo platform, Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, for Game Boy Color... Which is actually funny, because when he started on Konami, in the early 80's, and was assigned to MSX division, he complained he wanted to work with NES because of the better color pallete (yup, Kojima had been that guy who complains about wanting better hardware from day one, even when we was an inexperienced programmer who gets picked by everyone else).

So we can discuss if the platform that gave Kojima his fame was MSX2 (as MG made him famous, but mostly over Japan) or PS1 (MGS brought in the western audiance), but sure it was not NES... Despite even Kojima himself desiring for it early on his career! LOL
ShinMaster  +   866d ago
I can't believe some people actually think that Metal Gear started with Nintendo.

The NES version was a highly butchered and downgraded port of the game on the MSX.

And the franchise didn't get huge until the Solid series began on the PS1.
drsfinest72  +   867d ago
I love Xbox. But honestly mgs should of stayed exclusive to Sony along with kingdom hearts.
SirBradders  +   867d ago | Well said
Money my friend money, the root of all evil.
KING85  +   867d ago
It's the "love of money" and not money alone that is the root of all evil.
claudionmc  +   867d ago
Money is neutral. Love of money is the issue
LOL_WUT  +   867d ago
Money is overrated ;)
Omegasyde  +   867d ago
Money doesn't kill people.
People kill people.

Oh wait..wrong topic.
KwietStorm  +   867d ago
@KING85 @claudionmc

That's exactly why money is the ROOT of evil. It has to have a start. It doesn't mean money is only the root of evil.
Salooh  +   867d ago
Life is complicated. I killed people, smuggled people, sold people

Sorry , i just wanted to say this for a long time xD . That's from GTAIV
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SlapHappyJesus  +   867d ago
Bringing games to a wider audience is now "evil"?
ThanatosDMC  +   867d ago

Sadly, we all need it.
thereapersson  +   867d ago
It's so identifiable; most people couldn't call out a system association with the Metal Gear series until PlayStation thanks to Metal Gear Solid. Now you ask most gamers and they automatically think of PlayStation.
PeaSFor  +   867d ago

but... isnt MGSV a XBONE exclusive like Major"Douche"Nelson said?
MWong  +   867d ago
LOL @ PeaSFor
I see what you did there.

While I like the fact that it will broden the experience for gamers I agree some titles should just stay on 1 platform.
0pie  +   867d ago
You know... when you do a game and you look at sony and you say well... if we stay exclusive to sony we would make 10 000$ with this game and if we go multiplatform we could do 20 000$ with this game.

I think its just logic that such games goes multiplatform in a business standpoint. But as a fan, yeah, it sucks.
Magicite  +   867d ago
look at FF13/-2 sales on PS3 and then on X360, make a conclusion.
DOMination-  +   867d ago
Ff13 sold like 2m on 360. Whilst thats way below the ps3 version, are you suggesting that SE would have made more money without those 2m extra sales?
Omegasyde  +   867d ago

But remember-When games goes multiplatform they make the games equal.

If the lowest common denominator is Console A is weaker than Console B, that the the Game on Console B will look the same as Console A.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   867d ago

It's possible the cost of porting the game was close to or more than what it sold for on 360.
Magicite  +   867d ago
Totally! And don't forget Final Fantasy XV!
Unlimax  +   867d ago
Remember Sony Conference ?

That's their last words at Sony Conference ಠ_ಠ
And then its turns out to be something nobody expects ..
The exclusivity abruption announcement with KH3 was literally a stab in the back :(
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redwin  +   867d ago
I think he was talking about what MS is doing with dome games, making tv shows tied to the games so the gamers dictate the outcome if the episode. Maybe he wants Sony to do that so he can comeback to be exclusive.
hqgamez  +   867d ago
(a good comment someone wrote, I would totally agree)

"Sorry Kojima but after all that paid talk you said about how wonderful the xbone is and then the xbone fiasco since E3 and how bad it has turned out to be I have lost respect for you.

I know this is business but if it was me I would have paid some respect to the platform that catapulted my career and in your case that was PlayStation."

The same should go for Square Enix
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noctis_lumia  +   867d ago
well said

kojima would be a nobody if it wasnt for psone-ps2

he is what he is today thx to sony
Imalwaysright  +   867d ago
As a MGS fanboy I think that the more people that get to play it, the better. Every gamer should be able to experience masterpieces like MGS. Be a fan of gaming, not systems or multi-billion $ companies.
Bundi  +   867d ago
For what reason? So now people should have to keep buying Sony consoles to play 3rd party games? No that's bull, I'm glad more people are being afforded the opportunity to play Metal Gear games.
nooneknows  +   867d ago
No man, I think everyone should have the chance to play those games.
fullmetal297  +   867d ago
I disagree why not share the love? Kingdom Heart and MGS are amazing franchises and there are a demographic of people who doesn't know about it or it's not on their console of choice. Making it multiplatform is a great way to spread it the masses.
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NateCole  +   867d ago
Well as a PS fan i love mgs so much that i really dont mind others playing it as well. Kojima has proven himself time and again and MGS5 will be the best yet so all is good.
buynit  +   867d ago
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pyramidshead  +   867d ago
Still can't believe this dude is like 50. Do they age backwards in Asia?
first1NFANTRY  +   867d ago
must be all that home made herbal tea regimens
NextGenHorny  +   867d ago
That is a clone.
Ezz2013  +   867d ago
lol that made my day
ALARM-clock  +   867d ago
Nanomachines, son.
pyramidshead  +   867d ago
@at all above

lol well played.
Probably a clone made out of nanomachines that runs on herbal tea regimens
Inception  +   867d ago
We like to eat tofu, lots of tofu. Oh and drink ginger tea too. But most likely we asians love to cloning ourself ^^
Magicite  +   867d ago
Fish and green tea is very healthy and good for body.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   867d ago
C'mon. We know it's SAKE!
worldwidegaming  +   867d ago
Asians age well.
thisismyaccount  +   867d ago
Nah, just look how women look at that age over there..

oh wait!

62 year old asian woman
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DEEBO  +   867d ago
no he just took care of himself.i see people take care of everything accept their body' now that's backwards.look at my new whatever it might be but you're body looks and feels like you know what.but back on topic.he might be finally getting his MGS movie going.
breakpad  +   867d ago
MGS1 REMAKE FOR PS4!!!!! arghhhhhh
ape007  +   867d ago
Twin Snakes was AWESOME, it's sad kojima didn't include it in the collection
breakpad  +   867d ago
sorry but i have to disagree ..twin snakes for GC was awful in comparison to the original... fortunately Kojima saw it and cut any relation with it
ape007  +   867d ago
i respect your opinion, yes Twin Snakes had some weird over the top cutscenes but i had a BLAST playing it, it's almost like a dream come true playing MGS 1 with MGS 2 gfx and gameplay
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Nintendo Owns the rights which is why it wasn't included.
Taislin  +   867d ago
Those interviews that are in the article remind me of FFXV, more action and interactivity and less movie like games. Kojima and Nomura are very good friends, maybe some of Kojima´s ideas rubbed off on Nomura? XD
The_BoZZ1991  +   867d ago
Metal Gear Solid belongs to PlayStation! It was famous with PlayStation. It's a shame that Kojima sold his soul for Microsoft. But MGS V will be great, no doubt.
thisismyaccount  +   867d ago
It will probably sell well, but die-hard fans are prolly not going to like the "splinter-cell" approach...

We just need a MGS1/3 with better gfx and new story, the end Kojima.
Tito08  +   866d ago
Dude, he works for a 3rd party publisher, it's in the publisher's best interest that their most recognizable developer have a good business relationship with Microsoft, and I honestly do not see anything wrong with that, and that does not bother Sony at all because they know they have a brand that could help new and existing IPs become more popular, and that could lead to those games being expanded to other markets, and that includes the Xbox market.

And I don't mind the Splinter Cell approach in MGS, Splinter cell is an awesome series, nothing wrong with implementing things from it. Fans, get with the times and welcome change.
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Godmars290  +   867d ago
And yet he can't make a new Zone of Enders...:(
pyramidshead  +   867d ago
Have faith man, it's hanging in the balance. Not officially dead yet ;o.
Hicken  +   867d ago
It's amazing, but I'd actually managed to forget that the new ZoE was in the works. Then, when I remembered, I gt depressed. But now I'm hopeful again.
Goku781  +   867d ago
That's what I'm waiting for, and a Metal Gear Rising. Me and prequels don't really get along, so I'm not really feeling MGS as much after MGS4.
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Punished_Snake  +   867d ago
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CuddlyREDRUM  +   867d ago
The future is crappy games?
thelaughingwiseman  +   867d ago
So, Kojima. Were you thinking of your great "hero friends" while you were presenting your latest project for the XBOne press conference?
ape007  +   867d ago
this is the perfect place to quote Niko

"Life is Complicated"
stragomccloud  +   867d ago
It's a shame when developers themselves become fanboys.
Tito08  +   866d ago
It's ok, just like Itagaki preferred XBox, it is a well known fact a developer likes certain company and console while making a game for the other, I accept that, especially from developers, executives, not so much.. If he shows favoritism towards Sony, well, can't blame him, that's where his rise to fame started, so if he wants to show favoritism, let him be.
Batzi  +   867d ago
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   867d ago
The future he is talking about is perhaps something he mentionned a couple of years ago. He thought the future was to play a game at home and then continue to play when you leave or change rooms, etc... He said that years before the Vita was even announced. So I'm guessing he's talking about the Vita and the PS4.
cell989  +   867d ago
To me Metal Gear Solid will always be a Playstation game, they grew up together.
starscream420  +   865d ago
Metal gears first console was NES...He became popular on NES before playstation....The reason most people dont realize that is because that was back in the late 80s. Technically it was on pc first....but NES made the game popular 8n Japan and USA ect.

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