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Submitted by dru888 2158d ago | interview

Are epic titles like MGS4 disappearing? Kojima: "I feel a responsibility ... to create hardcore games"

Gothic Girl of Gamegrep.com writes: In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima discussed MGS4's development, the importance of hardcore games, and why he believes Metal Gear Solid 4 appealed to the Western audience more so than the Japanese audience. (Industry, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3)

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Bombibomb  +   2158d ago
All hail Hideo Kojima AKA GOD!! *Bow*
Winter47th  +   2158d ago
A rare gem among developers.
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zo6_lover27  +   2158d ago
ALL HAIL KOJIMA!

*bows*
mikeslemonade  +   2158d ago
Yes the industry is missing games that are hardcore games. take atleast 4 years to create, and that are exclusive to one system.
Heldrasil  +   2158d ago
Great developer, but really, he is a person just like the rest of us. Respect...yes.....but some people act like they worship this guy, that doesn't seem too healthy.
BobDog  +   2158d ago
heldrasil u must be joking...

he is not a normal person DONT SAY SUCH LIES

=.=
morganfell  +   2158d ago
Well when there is only one system capable of realizing Kojima's vision then yes it is exclusive to one system. And this won't be the last Kojima game that is exclusive either.

http://www.n4g.com/gaming/N...

Asked whether he would develop multiplatform games in future, Kojima said: "If we're talking about the future - not MGS4, but my future titles, if we're referring to that - if the hardware technology rises then obviously, you know, it won't be based on the hardware anymore. Probably I will first create the software and then, um, it's a strange word to say, but port to other hardware if that technological ability rises in all areas."

All you have to do is be able to read with a 3rd grade comprehension level. I realize that disqualifies 99% of certain people, but they are just going to have to trust their older and wiser PS3 owner friends.

"port to other hardware if that technological ability rises in all areas."

Kojima loves the Bluray and the space it gives him. Don't have Bluray? Don't expect a port of ANY future Epic Kojima game.

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Kami  +   2158d ago
@1
he is kami nor god.
in his language is kami.
SaiyanFury  +   2158d ago
Truly a man who knows his art form. He knows what games us core gamers want and he knows how to deliver. In this, I have a profound respect and love for this man and his drive to deliver continuing games to us gamers that built this industry into what it is. I respect casual gamers and the contributions they make to monies earned to companies, but the real drive and advance in games is made by us core gamers. Go Kojima-sama!
SolidSnake93  +   2158d ago
Hideo made the perfect game, but there are plenty of other epic titles coming this fall, though none as epic as MGS4.
Enigma_2099  +   2158d ago
*SIGH...*
@mikeslemonade:

I'm assuming that you had the same problem with Too Human, right? or maybe not since it was on the 360...

@Heldrasil :

You think that's bad... you should see the people that lick Itigaki's boots... and he's not even humble, the f***...

And Solid Snake's story is over. I can accept that. Now I want to see what else he wants to make.
vitz3  +   2158d ago
He was credited in MGS4 as "Voice of God". Don't believe me? Look it up.
Homicide  +   2158d ago
Kojima-san is our last hope.
plain rice  +   2158d ago
Zone of the Enders. Bring it on Kojima!
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dro  +   2158d ago
Bombibomb know man bows to another man (-_-) ...but i stil think kojima is gonna keep games like mgs4 alive,i hope he brings out mgs5,6,7...and i hope god of war 4,5,6..e.t.c comes out. ;D

MGS4=CLASSIC GAME THAT IS UP THERE IN GAMING HISTORY...(-_-)
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RyuStrife  +   2158d ago
He sure is harsh on himself. I hope he is working on ZOE 3. First 2 was Awesome.
Zerodin  +   2158d ago
His responsibility is to have bucked teeth.
PirateThom  +   2158d ago
You're just mad you'll never get to experience one of his epic, hardcore games.
ThatCanadianGuy  +   2158d ago
You would have no teeth at all if you said that infront of any Kojima fan
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play_b3yond  +   2158d ago
And you responsibility is to play GAYlo 3 on your Flopbox 360. Red apple for you racist xbot. People like you should shut up.
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juuken  +   2158d ago
Sit down and shut the hell up.
Racist prick.
dro  +   2158d ago
Zerodin
shut up :/

ur brain is shallow minded!!!
AIi_The_Brit  +   2158d ago
Zerodin believe me when i say this, if you kill yourself now, we'l all support it :)
Stryfeno2  +   2158d ago
Lol
But seriously, Kojima-san says "the importance of hardcore games" obviously it is not important because you only support the PS3. When will you go multiplat kojima? If it is just about the hardcore games then why did you make MGS4 exclusive?
Obama  +   2158d ago
It's exclusive because only ps3 can fully realize his vision of what the game can be. If he has to make the game for the firebox, the game will be seriously downgraded. You should applaud him for making a masterpiece bot.
heyheyhey  +   2158d ago
@idiot

because only on PS3 can Kojima optimize his creativity and deliver a game on a truly epic scale

360 is irrelevant... no-one cares anymore
xhi4  +   2158d ago
"I still think that there are gamers who love these epic games or hardcore games because some people still really live with games, and really receive something from games, and I regard them as real gamers. Now, as long as these gamers exist I feel a responsibility that someone has to do it, to create these games, so I'm not really worried."

amen.
Mr_Kuwabara  +   2158d ago
"With great power, comes great responsibility."
reincarnated  +   2158d ago
Kojima= TUPAC, real and doesnt talk sh!t, and is a legend

everyone else= lil Wayne, think hes the sh!t, rubs everything 1n, a wanna be
poopsack  +   2158d ago
true that.
Rice  +   2158d ago
Kojima=Eminem... Eminemis a genius, the way he raps, his flow, and his rhymes are jus crazy..

I agree with you, lil wayne is sh*t, i hate the way he raps but i admit he has a good ghost writer...
VF34EJ25  +   2158d ago
I guess Itagaki is Nilly Vanilly
Snake Raiser  +   2158d ago
Your good man.
That is the best way to put it.
dro  +   2158d ago
reincarnated
yep,lil wayne thinks he is the next big thing, but he is wack ;P
plain rice  +   2158d ago
Lil Wayne got some decent beats but compared to Tupac is laughable.
Harry190  +   2158d ago
This article was submitted before
and it is not the correct source.
The props go to Eurogamer for this one.
Asurastrike  +   2158d ago
There are plenty of epic games coming out. God of War 3 comes to mind.
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Timesplitter14  +   2158d ago
Sorry but I think GoW games don't equal the quality of MGS games, even if they're good.
Snake Raiser  +   2158d ago
Agree with 8.1
GoW is great, but MGS is the SH!T.
! , lol
Asurastrike  +   2158d ago
MGS4 was good, but I think people are overselling it.
lociefer  +   2158d ago
the games industry seriously needs more guyz like kojyma , he does not just make a game , he puts his soul into it , he dosent care that much about the money , he just wanna deliver smthing good , smthin that appeals to hardcores like us , for that ,he deserves a statue , just sayin.
chrisnick  +   2158d ago
well
at least they know the right game to compare others to so ppl will know the standard.

anyone who disagrees basically said mgs4 wasn't epic and has failed the human race.....spam u are.
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OGharryjoysticks  +   2158d ago
Metal Gear 4
This was the first game that really broke the wall between game and movie. Everygame has a story but until you take the whole Metal Gear 4 experience in and realize it's more than a game you can say you have really seen the power of next-gen.
VF34EJ25  +   2158d ago
Actually Uncharted broke that wall first. But MGS4 just did a better job at blending the two.

Both are great games though.
Aclay  +   2158d ago
Yeah, I gotta agree with you DirtyHairy.
After I popped in MGS4 for the first time in June and when I saw the smooth transition between in-game scenes and actual gameplay in MGS4, I was totally blown away. The production values in MGS4 are just off the charts... and now that I thinking about it, I think that Kojima was one of the first few developers that implemented in-game cut scenes extensively in a video game and it started with MGS2 because up until MGS2, I had never played a game that used in-game cutscenes for the entire game like MGS2:Sons of Liberty did.
sephy 9 2 5  +   2158d ago
Actually
Heavenly Sword was the first high profile game that took this approach.
behemothzero  +   2158d ago
I always considered the first Metal Gear Solid to be the first in this class of games. In-game cutscenes also used the in-game graphics engine, and it really felt like a movie.
Timesplitter14  +   2158d ago
This man... he is awesome
Snake Raiser  +   2158d ago
Nintendo is mostly to blame!
I think nintendo is mostly to blame with a lack of hard core games.
I mean people call Mario and Zelda hard core... maybe, but not as hardcore as I like it. Nintendo is blowing the competitors out of the water with no hard core games. Sony and Microsoft will have to do the same thing. Low quality console, low quality games, no hard core games.
Our only chance is if that law suit against Nintendo's wii mote is good.
Sony may have a chance, with all of their great games coming out, but even the ex-champ is a long shot in this one.

To me buying the cheapest console is like buying the cheapest cell phone or car. If you do any research it is obvious why it is the cheapest.
HipHopGamerShowFan  +   2158d ago
We need more Kojimas in the world
silverchode  +   2158d ago
what if we clone him? solid kojima, liquid kojima?
HipHopGamerShowFan  +   2158d ago
Yep, the one we know now is Big Boss Kojima
SonySoldierEternaL  +   2158d ago
we need:

more kojimas, LESS xbots
AIi_The_Brit  +   2158d ago
When he dies

he needs to have his brain frozen

he will forever be known as the best story teller in gaming history and a genius in his own field
i_like_ff7  +   2158d ago
"I feel a responsibility ... to create hardcore games"
Can Kojima be any more godly? He feels like he's responsible for giving us more quality games....Unbelievable amount of respect for this man....
xionpunk  +   2158d ago
Ah MGS. I don't think I've ever gotten as much satisfaction from a game series as I have from MGS. Starting way back in 98 with the original solid game and seeing it through to the end with mgs4 was truly epic. Kojima rocks imo. I need to go play some mgs4 now.
dro  +   2158d ago
i will not be suprised if he makes brand new games exlusive to the ps3,i think he is the one dev that likes to produce on the most advanced consoles because he likes hes games close to perfect.

MGS4=CLASSIC AND PART OF GAMING HISTORY!!!
morganfell  +   2158d ago
Kojima has already stated that any epic game would be PS3 exclusive. When did he say that?

http://www.n4g.com/gaming/N...

Asked whether he would develop multiplatform games in future, Kojima said: "If we're talking about the future - not MGS4, but my future titles, if we're referring to that - if the hardware technology rises then obviously, you know, it won't be based on the hardware anymore. Probably I will first create the software and then, um, it's a strange word to say, but port to other hardware if that technological ability rises in all areas."

All you have to do is be able to read with a 3rd grade comprehension level. I realize that disqualifies 99% of the Xbots, but they are just going to have to trust their older and wiser PS3 owner friends.

"port to other hardware if that technological ability rises in all areas."

Kojima loves the Bluray and the space it gives him. Don't have Bluray? Don't expect a port of ANY future Epic Kojima game.

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AIi_The_Brit  +   2158d ago
Nothing gets more epic than MGS4
play_b3yond  +   2158d ago
MGS 5, maybe???
AIi_The_Brit  +   2158d ago
Ok :P

Up to this point in gaming, nothing is more epic than MGS4

Better? XD
SoIid Snake  +   2158d ago
I am a masterpiece and this man created me. I owe my sincere life to this man. Thank you Father Hideo Kojima.
xionpunk  +   2158d ago
!
FantasyStar  +   2158d ago
It's the enemy!
theusedfake  +   2158d ago
whose footprints are these?
VF34EJ25  +   2158d ago
hmmm... just my imagination
xionpunk  +   2158d ago
works every time lol. I love it.
ElementX  +   2158d ago
I think "epic" games should be longer than the reported 12 hours of MGS4. I just started the game so i don't know how many hours it'll take me, however, when I think "epic", I think huge, in terms of gameplay.
Snake Raiser  +   2158d ago
WFT??
IT took me 30+ hours the first time.
VF34EJ25  +   2158d ago
Gears of War 1 is considered to be one of the most Epic video games ever created.

It was only 6 hours.

So by your standards, Gears of War is not Epic.
seraph pinion  +   2158d ago
Epic describes firstly a subjective experience, and secondarily the length of said experience.
By your reasoning serving a life sentence is epic, while life's universal epic moment, the orgasm, is not. If you believe that, I'm suggesting you have anger issues. (It helps to read this with Lewis Black's voice in your head.)
thereapersson  +   2158d ago
@ 15.2
Technically, Gears of War IS Epic (If you know what I mean, lol)
ElementX  +   2158d ago
Hey I'm enjoying MGS4, however as I said, I don't know how long it'll take me but when I think epic I think RPGs like Oblivion where I played 60 hours.
heyheyhey  +   2158d ago
well keep your promise and make ZOE3 and MGS5 please :)

ZOE3 PS3 exclusive so you don't have to downgrade it to fit a crappy DVD and outdated hardware ok Koj?
thereapersson  +   2158d ago
In a word, yes.
Most gamers simply don't have the attention span to handle games like MGS 4. They want twitch shooters and multiplayer frag-fests with no storyline.

Games like MGS 4 are a storytelling breed that is slowly dying out.
DFresh  +   2158d ago
All I know is this man is a genius and a veteran in this gaming industry and I don't think for a long time a game can have as good of a story or even as good of graphics this gen as MGS4 delivered.
I was never into MGS at first but after playing MGS4 it's making me want to go back and play the other games in the series.
There will never be a game like MGS4 again.
I'll miss Snake but I'm sure he'll make another exclusive series for Playstation that's just as good as MGS one day.
Killjoy3000  +   2158d ago
Hell yes these games are disappearing. Now, it's just down to Halo and Gears, games that draw no real immersion in to the storytelling and almost push the player away.
Surfman  +   2158d ago
MGS4 is already an epic classic of gaming.
JUSTICEFORALL  +   2158d ago
LONG LIVE KOJIMA!!!!!!!
midgetsanx  +   2158d ago
Before he starts on ZOE3...
Trophies on MGS4! Make it Happen Kojima..
Sersnake  +   2158d ago
kojima is a hardcore developer for hardcore gamers and mgs4 is the best example of a game really created thinking about the true fans.Thanks for care about us not like nintendo.
gersh  +   2158d ago
Am I the only one who never got into the MGS series except the first one??
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