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Hideo Kojima Wants You to Play Metal Gear Solid V on PS4; Shows Tablet Touch Controls

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is going to be released soon on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3, and Director Hideo Kojima would like gamers to play the game on PS4. He also showcased the touch control on tablets. (Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS4)

Update Update: Kojima just tweeted the same message in English. I kind of expected him to add "and Xbox One" for the English version, but he didn't.

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BALLBAGS  +   752d ago
of course he will say that for JAPAN!!! Xbox hasn't got a presence in Japan .

flamebait title
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GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago | Well said
He's not saying it "for Japan", lol. Read the article ;) He was asking people to play it on PS4 as opposed to last gen consoles, the X1 version hasn't got a release date yet so this isn't an X1 vs PS4 thing.
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Sephiroushin  +   752d ago
lol He was actually talking about Japan, if you see on the interview he says “Next generation console? Here PS4 and ONE are already current generation” for him oversea the PS4 and One is a current gen console ( as it should be, the next gen is getting old, people should stop using it already the so called next gen is already here so it should be "current gen" and "last gen", we have to wait another 5-6 years for "next gen" consoles ); yet he says "Ground Zeroes will also be launch on -current generation consoles-, but I want you to play on PS4 if possible." see there he refer to PS3 as a the current gen console and not the PS4, because the PS4 has yet to release in Japan ! so yeah its not a X1 vs PS4 thing but he was talking indirectly about Japan ...
GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago

" He was actually talking about Japan"

Facepalm. I didn't say he wasn't talking about Japan, but FOR Japan and ABOUT Japan are different things, lol. Ballbags' comment made it sound like Kojima was being patriotic/biased and wanting people to play it on the Japanese console (FOR Japan)....which isn't the case. You just wrote a totally irrelevant/hard to understand wall of text based on you not being able to distinguish between 'for' Japan and 'about' Japan.

Not reading peoples comment's properly is a chronic problem on this website.
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abzdine  +   752d ago
i would prefer a vita App companion to have a dynamic use of the touch screen instead of having to pause the game to grab the tablet.
Vita Remote play would be big deal of this game as i see it
sinspirit  +   752d ago
He posted a message in Japanese for Japanese people telling them they should get the PS4 version since XBox One doesn't have a firm release date on Japan. He is literally saying this for Japan and it's not because of personal preference it's because of the circumstance of XBox One's launch in Japan. So yes he is saying it "For Japan". In the West he wouldn't mention any specific console to be played on. In Japan it's a whole different circumstance.
Evilsnuggle  +   752d ago
correct me if I'm wrong Don't Hideo Kojima live in Japan . PS4 nor xbone is available in Japan how either One be considered Current generation. Neither one of those consoles are available in Japan I would concerned that next gen Still. Sound like fanBoy butt hurt to me. Hideo Kojima is just trying to sell his game. you FanBoys are making it into a pissing contest relax.
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adorie  +   752d ago
There's a reason why his message was in Japanense, Japonicus. XD
GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago
@adorie many times do i have to explain this before you people understand? It was in Japanese.....for Japanese people (duh)....but BALLBAGS' comment and the title of the article were making it seem like he was promoting the PS4 version over the X1 version, which isn't what he was doing.

His comment was in Japanese for Japanese people to understand, but it wasn't for them in the sense that he's being patriotic and doing his country a service by promoting the PS4 version lol. He was just asking people to get it on PS4 instead of last gen systems.

And my username has nothing to do with Japan or anything remotely Japanese. JapONicus.......
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pyramidshead  +   752d ago
Literally cannot wait until devs drop last gen. Will be more budget friendly for everyone involved and will lead to better games.

I just cringe how they manage to squeeze these awesomely pretty games into last gen shoes, must be such a chore.

Like getting G cup breasts into an A cup bra.
3-4-5  +   752d ago
facts are cool.
adorie  +   752d ago
Way to be dramatic.

Instead of critting the comments section with the great wall of text. Why not just say Kojima basically asked his twitter followers in Japan to purchase his new game on ps4 since that is where he feels the best experience will be and due to the fact that X1 has no release date? Since he doesn't mention x1 for that reason.


Also, as for your User Name; come on. The spelling is damned near the same aside from the psuedo latin after the N.
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GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago

"Instead of critting the comments section with the great wall of text. Why not just say Kojima basically asked his twitter followers in Japan to purchase his new game on ps4 since that is where he feels the best experience will be and due to the fact that X1 has no release date? Since he doesn't mention x1 for that reason. "

Which is EXACTLY what i was doing in my first comment before someone took it the wrong way and made an argument out of nothing. LEARN TO READ. My original comment "He's not saying it "for Japan", lol. Read the article ;) He was asking people to play it on PS4 as opposed to last gen consoles, the X1 version hasn't got a release date yet so this isn't an X1 vs PS4 thing." See?

"Also, as for your User Name; come on. The spelling is damned near the same aside from the psuedo latin after the N."

Oh wow.....i don't think ive ever had someone tell me about my own username....that is odd. So you are TELLING me that my username is Japanese influenced? Wow. If you must's what my aunties used to call me as a kid...i loved the movie "Gladiator" so they gave me a gladiator name and it stuck, so they called me that every time my family gathered on the weekends.....

It's Lukas btw, not Lucas. Sigh.
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adorie  +   752d ago
After this reply I will not further waste time addressing you here, any longer. You've lost the plot.

As for your user name you can thank my mobile for spell correct. Apologies. Lastly, can you stop with "wow" stuff? Sounds tabloid and melodramatic. You've got a response? Send a pm.
Sephiroushin  +   752d ago
LMFAO *Facepalm*... I know ballbags comment is biased duh, but Hideo's comment is directed to Japanese, it was about Japan, therefore for Japan (Japanese people) ...

He is just asking people to play on current gen consoles and not last gen, he didn't mention the X1 because it has no release date for JP <--- That's what I meant, kinda the same thing you said duh just that your "for Japan" was irrelevant in the comment because his comment was actually for Japan; so hard to understand it seems but w/e, and no need for a reply I won't read it anyways!
GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago

"He is just asking people to play on current gen consoles and not last gen, he didn't mention the X1 because it has no release date for JP"

I already know that, it's exactly what i said in my first comment.

"your "for Japan" was irrelevant in the comment "

No it wasn't, it was perfectly relevant because i was addressing BALLBAGS and the article title. I don't how many times i have to word that for you to understand it. Your lack of reading comprehension is the reason this long ass argument ensued anyways. Look at all of those comments, all because you can't read properly.

"For Japan" in the sense that it's in Japanese language.

"For Japan" in the sense that he is being patriotic and doing his country a service by promoting the PS4 version over any other version, which isn't what he was saying. You are talking about Kojima and what Kojima was saying whereas i was talking about BALLBAGS and the article title being misleading.

I was obviously talking about the 2nd variant. You and many others need to learn to read, you embarrass yourselves.
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GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago
I will even spell it out for you and the others once and for all, read slowly!

BALLBAGS original comment : "of course he will say that for JAPAN!!!"

I then assured him that Kojima wasn't saying it for Japan in a patriotic way or a biased way, just that he wants people to play the PS4 version over the last gen versions. The title was a little misleading. Imagine him holding a Japanese flag and shouting "FOR JAPAN!...that's how the title and BALLBAGS comment make it sound. Haha.

You then came in and completely took my comment the wrong way/misinterpreted it and caused a giant wall of text to commence.

Im not saying he didn't say it in Japanese for Japanese people, just that he wasn't saying it for Japan in a biased way to promote the PS4 version over the American rival.

My agrees and your disagrees basically prove that the majority of people understood exactly what i was saying. It's not my problem if you still don't.
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Cake_Daddy  +   752d ago
Xbox one isn't releasing next month in Japan. Also why would you not encourage people to get the best of what will be available if possible?
Patrick_pk44  +   752d ago
In the end, the PS4 will be the best place to play it on. Can the Xbone even handle the game? It can barely handle COD.
redwin  +   752d ago
Yes, I read it. The game is also coming out for 360 but he wants you to get it for ps4 and not on Microsoft . I feel like the Xbox is not doing well there because that type of sentiment . That's sad, we don't do east, west bashing here in the states.
BALLBAGS  +   751d ago
@sephirousin comment is biased? Because I didn't promote Sony in my comment? Your suffering from fanboy fever my old son.

I am far from a Microsoft fanboy as I am far from a Sony fanboy..I own BOTH consoles.get it right
Bob Dole  +   751d ago
All y'all need to chill. Over complication and whatnot. People will be playin' this game on whatever they can play it on regardless of what Kojima meant. Bob Dole personally can't wait till he gets his hands on this. Might even call into work.
Abriael  +   752d ago
That's exactly what he said. Word by word.
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NeoTribe  +   752d ago
You could try reading the article next time. With that said, your horribly wrong and look stupid. K?
liquidhalos  +   752d ago
Relax, read the article before you lose your temper like a child. The article isnt trolling its basically saying better on next gen. Chill out, its not an xbox PS war. geez
HammerKong  +   752d ago
i think title of this article is flaim bait for fanboys where kojima never mentioned to play it on ps4 as a better version ,people dont go on the title read the artcle it is only just the stupid mistake of the writer of this article,why would kojima will want people to play on only one version.thats about logic.
ZombieKiller  +   752d ago
"Hideo Kojima Wants You to Play Metal Gear Solid V on PS4"

-Well don't you worry Kojima. I BOUGHT a PS4 FOR your game.

You want me to play it on PS4? DONE.
DAS692  +   752d ago
Xbone doesn't have a "presence" anywhere. :D
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JodyCones  +   752d ago
While yes, PlayStation dominates Xbox in Japan, they're also beating them worldwide now. So I think this referring to every country.
linkenski  +   752d ago
Or more to the point. MGS has been on PS mostly, so naturally.
JasonKCK  +   752d ago
Hasn't he shown tablet controls for both consoles?
UnHoly_One  +   752d ago
The best game this guy ever made was Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

That game was spectacular.
gigoran  +   751d ago
I don't understand why there are all the disagreements. This is a fact, and unless the fanboys have all lived in Japan they wouldn't know this. I have lived in Japan to see the xbox, 360, and soon to be xbone released. All microsoft titles enjoy a very small presence in Japanese stores. That presence is a week or 2 on a shelf (yes as in ONE self), and after that are quickly tossed into a discount bin. The discount bins are often filled with ps1, ps2, loose game boy games, and so on. This is a FACT! Not a playstation fanboy tease, but a 100% FACT!.

Next, any Japanese person saying they have a microsoft console to a friend will be met with first laughter, and second "really?" FACT!

Microsoft is a joke in Japan.

Again, this isn't playstation favoritism. This is stone face fact. Of course microsoft fanboys blind with rage are going to disagree with it, but that's like an idiot saying that cold water is hot. Say it all you like, but that water is always gonna be cold.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   752d ago
Tablet controls damn this magic, I'm still excited for this game.
Meltic  +   752d ago
i want to play it so bad. I hope this ground zero ''demo'' wont be to short. it only cost 30$ here i live when its released
Sam Fisher  +   752d ago
All his games can be beat under 3 to 5 hours, i mean he even promotes the game to be beaten at a short period of time. (In order to get the big boss title need to beat the game under 5hrs on hard difficultly). So yes it will be short
monkey602  +   752d ago
In all fairness though they are speed runs. For the seasoned player that has completed the same game previously and knows the every inch of the game.
adorie  +   752d ago
U mad Sammy? Try that mess under media black out and without any assistance of any kind on your first play through at the highest difficulty available.
MegaRay  +   752d ago
Who want to play games in 720p if they can play it at 1080p? I mean seriously i myself will play all 3rd party games on a PS4 whenever i got one xP
Abriael  +   752d ago
Those that don't have the consoles that can play them at 1080p.
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Unreal01  +   752d ago

Yeah but in that case, they still will probably 'want' to play them in 1080p. It just means they can't.
Abriael  +   752d ago
@Unreal01_ Touche.
bryam1982  +   752d ago
xbones don't mind playing games in last gen 720p....just saying
IcarusOne  +   752d ago
It's true. Because without the 1080p side by side, no one can tell the difference. But we do get the xbone OS, which is actually pretty sweet and innovative, once you take off the flaming fanboy glasses.
HammerKong  +   752d ago
hey it is announced to be 1080p on xb1 and ps4 both so people will not mind to play it on xb1 ,fanboy of 1982.
DeadIIIRed  +   752d ago
and I never thought there was a huge difference between 30 FPS and 60 FPS until I played some games on my PS4. The 1080p is really noticeable when you are playing a game with large draw distances like this one.
ZombieKiller  +   752d ago
People with 720P TV's or an xbox one apparently want to play in 720P..

I'm sorry I couldn't help it...
BX81  +   752d ago
I didn't click on the article. Did he confirm this game was 720p on XB1? Thanks.
gigoran  +   751d ago
Who wants to play games in 720p? Xbone owners apparently hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahaha
wls1012  +   752d ago
the platinum trophy is gonna be a nip twister for this one
Heisenburger  +   752d ago
Some people appreciate a good nip twist bro.

ZombieKiller  +   752d ago
Yeah the MGS Platinums have been tough. I might go for this one since I love the series so much....and nip twists.
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wls1012  +   752d ago
well said
ZombieKiller  +   752d ago
Hey same got bubbles for that 1st comment! :)
MightyNoX  +   752d ago
I've watched how this went down on NeoGaf. Should how people on N4G react...aaand bookmarked. :)
GarrusVakarian  +   752d ago
Lol, yeah i saw it on Gaf too. People are only reading the title and assuming Kojima is trying to start a war haha.
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pyramidshead  +   752d ago
PM the thread link please :P
edit: nvm got it.
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Edi007  +   752d ago
Ps4 + vita + ipad or android tab... is the full Mgs 5 experience
pwnsause_returns  +   752d ago
so all versions support second screen functionality...
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TristanPR77  +   752d ago
Most of Metal Gear fanbase is on PlayStation as the franchise grew mostly on Sony's console plus the game is going to sell more on PlayStation. On Japan is going to be huge, new PS4 and new Metal Gear game will make really big sales.
ThePope  +   752d ago
The PlayStation has been the home for the MGS franchise. I bought a ps3 specifically for that game! That said I'm glad it's on the One as that's my home console.

And someone above said the One doesn't have a release date. Thats not true, it's day and date.
WeAreLegion  +   752d ago
Not in Japan yet though.
ThePope  +   752d ago
Oh gotcha
SlavisH2  +   752d ago
He was saying next gen vs current not x1 vs ps4. You can see all the fanboys here by their comments lol.
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Angeljuice  +   752d ago
And you can tell the dumbasses by the fact that they make the same comment as all the others. Your point has been made by virtually everyone above you, why repeat what others have said many times before?
Or are you just an insecure fanboy yourself?
SlavisH2  +   752d ago
Lol u mad :-P
TheUberAsian  +   752d ago
Any one else clicking on the "full story" and it says "service is unavailable"?
jay2  +   752d ago
And I shall be.
Sevir  +   752d ago
He's talking about the Japanese market! As the Xbox One version won't be available for quite sometime, since the ps4 version of that game will be available in Japan, he's promoting that version.
Funky Town_TX  +   752d ago
I just hope this is not a movie with a little gameplay thrown in.
Asuka  +   752d ago
i wonder if you'll be able to use the vita's second screen feature instead of a tablet. The vita has a remote play app with the option to use as a second screen instead of remoting in.
urwifeminder  +   752d ago
I would rather curl up in a cardboard box than play any of this mans games tried in the past.
Hakoom  +   752d ago
play mgsv on the beter console
WitWolfy  +   752d ago
Kojima considered it already bought from my side for my PS4.
DoggyBiscuit  +   752d ago
I will gladly play MGS5 on my PS4
LAWSON72  +   752d ago
I want to play it on PC, instead. Oh well I am all for getting it in the bargain bin next year when I have a PS4/Xbone and Phantom Pain is almost out
GamersHeaven  +   752d ago
Of course he does Playstation is the only true way to play a Metal Gear Solid game with dat DS4.
nzbleach  +   752d ago
"but I want you to play on PS4 if possible."
SpideySpeakz  +   752d ago
I prefer the PC version, if any.
Bearsfanfourlife  +   752d ago
No time for this crap title
HIV-  +   751d ago
I had the chance to buy a ps4 on chrismas day but I didnt since games are still coming on Ps3 and ps4 and ps4 really lacks games that I wanna play so till we see phantom pain and maybe mass effect 4 and price drop and a maybe a new ps4 SKU, I'm gonna wait.
The reason is, I bought ps3 at launch and there were no good games till a year later. I remember the only games that were worth playing were Genji(what a dissapointment) and resistance. the huge price tag of $1000(Australia) and a broken console which had to be sent to the manufacturer for repairs 3 times and last time I was given the option to switch to slim ps3 free of charge and I had to accept it.

On the topic: Bundle Phantom pain and ground zero with a ps4 and I'll upgrade to ps4
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gigoran  +   751d ago
I remember when microsoft were charging people in Australia to have their red ringed consoles repaired for a lot of money, only then to stop charging them later because they were exposed for being at fault. Still didn't do anything to repay them for the money already spent. It is true that Australians get ripped off pretty bad and it sucks. I still remember the old atari then nintendo days, and both were price fixing in Australia, only to be caught out years later and fined. Still, nobody got their money back.
ELpork  +   751d ago
He want's you to play it period. Money = more food for him to instagram.
DivineAssault  +   751d ago
Doesn't matter really.. Buy it for whatever ur preferred console is.. PS4 is my personal choice for this but it's gonna b great no matter what
Welcome2Die  +   751d ago
Playstation 4 is the best console out and its ultimately going to win the generation just like before, so why not play the games that made it so iconic on the system that they flourished in.
stanr  +   751d ago
For most of its history, Metal Gear Solid has always been and always should be a PlayStation game first.
Spenok  +   751d ago
Kojima: "I was talking in an interview overseas and they told me: “Next generation console? Here PS4 and ONE are already current generation”

I have been saying this since the release of both consoles. They STOP being "Next Gen consoles" when they release, as they are already out. Thus making them "Current Gen consoles"

However, OT: This is interesting, however not unexpected. Just look at Kojima's past. He has always favored the Playstation. More than likely Konami had a say in this one being multiplatform OR MS payed a HUGE sum to make it available on theirs as well.

Either way, more people get to enjoy what will soon be an amazing game. Which means more sales, which means more sequels :D

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