Hideo Kojima Is Tired of Being Involved in the Console War

Hideo Kojima has been the focus of a lot of discussion lately, especially between those that often try to pull what he says towards one side or the other of the console war.Finally, he decided to speak up and say that he’s sick of it.

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Grlpants1695d ago

Totally see where he's coming from. I think everyone is a little drained at this point-- and we're not even as famous as he is!

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Sarick1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Simple solution, don't support the disruptive nature of the wars and lead by example. If we could all be civil towards each other and express rational views with a little extra added tact then we could agree to disagree without showing immaturity.

In his position hes in a lose lose position. Everyone knows that fire is hot and gas isn't cheap. No matter what he says everyone with bias wants to twist his words to add fuel to the fire.

Just like the movie Wargames the only way to win is simply not to play the game. If a fictional computer from the 80's could figure that out in a movie script we as humans should also have the intelligence to do the same.

Consoldtobots1695d ago

I disagree, sure their have been console rivalries before but once you know who got involved in the console business it went to a whole nother stratosphere. They taken what used to be ONLY a fun hobby and turned into it a crusade for supremacy. I guess that's fine for the most part but it's how you go about it that makes all the difference. This whole thing took an ugly turn when the legions of MS fanboys started mudslinging and flamebaiting the industry.

blackbeld1695d ago


Get you're facts straight before you troll.

Guess you also wearing diapers back then.

PFFT1695d ago

He probably want even of this world.

pixelsword1695d ago

Yeah, I agree with your link 100%, but I think because some people viewed the Metal Gear series and Metal Gear Solid as something different from each other although I don't know if there's actually a difference between the two.

Deadpoolio1694d ago

Most people for whatever reason try to claim that Metal Gear Started on the NES even though it was a port of the MSX made by Sony....But even IF we just look at it from a MSG perspective it still started on Sony platforms

Gardenia1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

When he got on stages of the Xbox conference to show MGS5, it was so obvious that Microsoft payed money to get the first footage of MGS, Kojima played a part in it by taking the money. And the only reason to go multiplatform is to make more money

vividi1695d ago

And that is not a bad thing

jonli11695d ago

and whats wrong with that ive bet if u were in his position u probably do same its all aobut the bejamin to pay bills and feed the family dont tell me other people wouldnt do the same that would BSSSSSSSS

redwin1695d ago

And here us what he is talking about. By trying to demean the competition you fuel the fire of the console war. Or are you saying that kojima has no integrity? Because I would disagree with that.

THamm1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Kojima is a multi-plat man like me. I don't discriminate too much but next gen I prefer a PS4/Vita connection

Kevin ButIer1695d ago

He should stop doing all the PR crap he does then, I love Kojima even with his gigantic ego but he should be well aware of why he is involved in the console wars...

PFFT1695d ago

Metal Gear first came out on the MSX(Microsoft) console. Thats where it was born.

"Metal Gear (Japanese: メタルギア Hepburn: Metaru Gia?) is a series of action-adventure stealth video games, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. The first game, Metal Gear, was released in 1987 for the MSX2."

Deadpoolio1694d ago

So A) your going to use Wikipedia as a credible source LMAO....It's not and B) There were several different manufactures of the MSX not just Microsoft, Maybe rather than try to be a moronic Xbot and defend your precious platform you should do some actual research and know FACTS first because Sony made the MSX, Yamaha made the MSX, and it was a PC not a console

Hitman07691695d ago

Word up @Grlpants . this ish estupido

hqgamez1695d ago

this man never released mgs on PC. don't even mention rising.

This man loves to add fuel to the fire. Kojima but after paid talk about how wonderful the xbone. No.
this is about money, should paid some respect to the platform that catapulted his career the PlayStation.

I wonder what will be square reason for excuse.
Reality. All their originals started in Japan for both, which PlayStation holds, now adding Europe for which playstation holds over xbox. Truth is Europe people got money they can afford both if they want. Now in the US. yes the 360 outsold the ps3, but did they forget how many people had to buy new ones that boost their sales? at least 15 million defected consoles. MS is about spending money to bring in customers & developers. They will throw money (windows money) which steam is currently making a mocking out of them. disabling games on windows.

Eyeco1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Metal Gear 1 and 2 were both on the MSX which was kind of a PC, Metal Gear Solid 1 was released on PC as was Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance.

N4g_null1695d ago

Make a wiiu version of your game. Embrace the steam controller. Use the vita as a detachment deployment system, do the same on 3ds. Basically embrace all tech for its cool features not just sony... but hey they pay your bills, unless he wants to trade places with suda51.

I think he is feed up with sonys marketing so far. They have been breeding a new type of fanboy and its pretty annoying. It seems they won over the dreaded xbox fanboys and its been bring down the ps community every since then. Or maybe the blu ray watching first adopters just got louder. Oh remember the cell chips are so powerful people!!?

I like Kojima as a developer he is a true artist, even had gallery showings yet the marketing needs to shift their focus from being a reactor and just do their own thing. The more these companies talk junk to each other the more the fans will also.

the whole industry works better when each company just does what makes them successful and the player just choose what they want or like.

SnakeCQC1694d ago

lol and it all starts again in a few months

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HolyDuck1695d ago

Don't make games then?

It's inevitable, especially when he mentioned something about Sony being his inspiration, that stuff is going to get you labelled immediately.

ChickeyCantor1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

He is referring to the whole "I only do Playstation". He just wants to make games.

Deep-throat1695d ago

Are ya using your damn picture as an avatar?

MotoDot1695d ago

Sorry but.. you are f*cking ugly as sh*t

SyphonELITE1695d ago

why are you apologizing haha!

HolyDuck1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Could care less but thanks for the information :)


Yes, I am because I'm not a pathetic little wannabe that finds myself feeling really big and hard when I hide behind a little character and insult people.

NarooN1695d ago

I'm only commenting to tell you how stupid your avatar looks. If I could punch it through the internet, I probably would, lol.

Eamon1695d ago

lmao at above comments

buynit1695d ago

Wtf? this kid must of started gaming last night....

maniacmayhem1695d ago

Welcome to N4G Holy Duck where you can engage in stimulating, classy discussion about games with your peers.

Hitman07691695d ago

I kinda see @HolyDuck's point though he should have said it differently. Yes Kojima's tired of it but it comes with fame. Just ride the wave Kojima, don't let them wear you down. Cliffy B said it best "put that energy into making kick ass games".

Nocando1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Dude, please, PLEASE use a regular avatar.

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HugoDrax1695d ago

Yes! I can't even read an article on N4G without fanboys expressing their hatred for Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo.

fsfsxii1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Nah, niche games articles like Disgeas and the rest of the bunch is clean

EDIT: @joe
They better start with Youtube

Joe9131695d ago

I read a article on cnet saying that a lot of websites are thinking of taking down the comments section to keep trolls out so we are all going to lose the chance to voice a opinion because of trolls.

XboxFun1695d ago

I can only imagine the flack he got from insane fanboys when it was announced MGS would also be coming to other systems.

AngelicIceDiamond1695d ago

Yeah but I think people quickly got over that though. Its hard to argue when everyone gets to enjoy the game.

That's the point of third party.

GiggMan1695d ago

A lot people foresaw a drop in quality which is normal for most game that go multiplat. Hopefully MGS does it the right way and there would not be a dip in quality.

You think he got some flack for going multiplat, imagine what would happen if series falls off due to it lol.

Bleucrunch1695d ago

The game will have a drop in quality. Both systems are different. One can do what the other cannot, just from that alone would force the games to be different. So to avoid that you make them the same, ensuring that one version doesn't have a leg up on the other because you want both versions to be successful and make MONEY! Kojima I love and admire his work but he is also misguided in saying that he is tired of the console war. If that were the case then why did you decide to make your metal gear games multi-plat??

dark-hollow1695d ago

Did you even watched the gameplay trailers?

I don't know how having slightly better graphics than mgs 4 PLUS being an open world counts as a "downgrade of quality"

KonsoruMasuta1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Yes, he must have gotten so much flak back in 2004.

Who knows what game I'm referring to? Lets see.

DigitalRaptor1695d ago (Edited 1695d ago )

Well said. It's funny to the the tunnel vision at work.

SpideySpeakz1695d ago

I'd freakout too if one of my favorite franchises were only drawing from the 'lowest common denominator'.
It's sad that MSG will be dumbed-down because of it's entrance into the Xbox crowd. But, everyone has to move on someday, I guess.

baodeus1695d ago

so would u say MGS2 would have been better if it was made exclusive to xbox/pc instead of on multiple platform where ps2 was the lowest common denominator (hardware wise)?

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Golden_Mud1695d ago

Great to see developers love both sides