Hideo Kojima addressed speculation regarding Death Stranding's development status by saying that he's doing this game "pretty fast" and not wasting time and money at all.
Hope it's worth the wait.
If you are into the weird and deep meaning stuff you'll like it. OT: We all know under what conditions he was working at Konami, did it ever occur to us that if the man was under pressure and pretty much misserable and practically forced to work on a sequel after sequel of an IP he wanted out from years ago that it might've let to those those delays he is so notorious for? Now he has full creative freedom, lets see how DS goes and then we can judge him fair and square.
Who da fk r u to judge?
You talk like you were there when stuff went down... We don't know what happened between Konami and Kojima. So please don't start judging both parties.
You both must be either living under a rock the past 2 years or you are Konami shills.
blacktiger and senboza, Hard to say exactly what happened, but considering Konami basically fired his entire team, restricted their access into the headquarters, use the engine that same team developed shamelessly, offer little new in terms of mechanics to Metal Gear Survive, trolled the fanbase by having Snake Eater remade in FOX for pachinko, and have a history of destroying beloved IPs after the creators leave, I think it's reasonable to have very limited sympathy for the corporation in this context. Maybe Kojima was wasteful. Hiring Sutherland over Hayter was a pretty bad move. Regardless of who is right in this instance, I find it strange for anyone to feel even somewhat remorseful towards Konami. Their issues with Kojima clearly became petty and radiated to other aspects of the company.
then take your time Kojima.. we have enough for next year. i haven't even played games from january 2017 yet :D
It's his own company now, so I'm sure he's feeling more of the pressure about budget and deadlines than he did before. At least now he will have full artistic freedom.
I really hope it all make sense and its not "nanomachines" all over the place.
oh great hes rushing it...
Just let the man do his thing. it's not like we don't have a boatload of games to play while we wait
I thought the same pal well said
nice username used to love that show!
"I’ve been reading a lot on the Internet of people saying I’ve spent the last year just traveling around and having fun. A lot of people saying I’m wasting time and money. But that couldn’t be further from the truth." There is the problem...he is listening to trolls on the internet. Any of his fans know that he puts out quality and what he makes is special. This won't be any different.
How you could see the world and expierence it without travels? Books and travels opens the eyes to people. It is very important to do it to refresh everything in life and in your head.
And even if he was traveling around and having fun, isn't that what life is supposed to be about? Enjoying one's self and experiencing things. We don't want him to become burnt out and having it start to effect his work and mentality.
I think the people saying these things are probably from a certain group that may or may not be able to play the game once it's released.
dude a ps4 is under 250, its not that hard to get a console for the people who dont have one\ its not like a ps4 costs 1000 dollars
Kojima > 4k
And yet I’m sure they’ll be targeting checkboard 4k on their dynamic 4k mid gen console that was created to grab some of the PC audience
Will still look better than all Microsofts first party titles ^_
And? Doesn’t change the fact that this game will be far more incredible than anything put out on the “uncompromised 4K” mid gen PC audience grab.
Trust me I don't really think that matters all that much when you can't even play the game in the first place.
I hope 1080p remains the standard resolution, 4K wastes gpu power
Not having to pay and create your own game engine certainly helps, I'm sure.
I wonder if he considered using the Unreal Engine 4 first.
From what he told in PSX, he first traveled threw all the studios and watched all game engines in person. Maybe he could thought about it he did not get any impression from any sony studios game engines.
UE4 wouldn't be up to his standard, it's more of Jack-of-all-trades engine.
i think UE4 was his original plan as the E3 2016 trailer was made in that, but afterwards mark cerny offered kojima to travel with him to sony's studios around the world for the best engine and he picked decima, which IMO feels like UE4 maxed out.
Kojima knows exactly what he's doing. Don't rush the guy.
Its been a year lol. Im surprised we are already this far. Just let the man make his game.
Technically 2 years. His partnership with Sony was announced at PSX 2015. I imagine the game had at least a little work done prior. Either way, 2 years is still basically just getting started, in terms of quality game development nowadays.
well, your twitter account should show you more at work rather than showing what entertainment you're buying, enjoying or perusing at the time. or, hanging out with your "best friends..."
You don't get to decide that.
Wtf are you serious? He has a life outside game developing too.... During MGSV that's what his twitter mostly was about work, but maybe he wanna post other things too.
Yeah he really got OG status so they bugging. His jersey is about to be retired already.
You realize he’s a human being, right? With a family on top of that? He’s allowed to enjoy his life in between work. He only gets one, and it doesn’t fall on us to decide what he does with it. That also means he’s allowed to do what he will with his personal social media. His life doesn’t have to revolve around his work.
Why should it? Maybe he doesn't want to just give game updates on Twitter and would rather share his personal life stuff. Why are we taking Twitter seriously anyway?
Cry babies who think they know science and truth.
To the people disagreeing, where do you think part of that perception of him wasting time comes from? That fact that his twitter account always gets new tweets about what new movie/music/book he just bought, retweeting fanart or promoting the articles he writes part-time for Rolling Stone/Glixel. I don't think Malice-Flare intended that he stop tweeting, just add more stuff from work so that people can see he's working. Man, people have fast reflexes these days, the knee-jerk is almost light-speed.
To be fair he just released a trailer showing what he was working on! He has a track record that speaks for itself, he’s bottom line is something most people could never dream about,let alone achieve. He is a creator the last thing he needs to be is held accountable to is a bunch of un creative people
He already proved himself as a legend. He been had og status.
Why? there are no rules for personal posts, are you the Twitter police ??
No, if he were outside of the 4-5 yr window then maybe so. He is the boss though. As long as the end product sales , he will continue to make the rules.
You mean his *personal* account on a *social* media platform?
Is it a game?
Is that a question?
Does it look like a question asshole??
Well, yes it actually looks exactly like a question. You even put one of those question mark things right at the end there.
No, it’s a giraffe.
Its a plane
Kojima San you do whatever the Fuck you want to we can wait.
of course not,and true fans are ok,only fan boys that are not with sony or nintendo are probably the ones saying this...we have faith in Kojima for a long time now
Kojima has not wasted time or money. He’s so passionate about video games & has a care, love, and respect for them that not many have. Unlike some companies out there who’ve recently released a Star Wars game with a short boring campaign, along with cough, cough MT’s on the MP. Along with another company taking 5 years only to ruin one of the greatest franchises in gaming history “in my opinion” Mass Effect. Talk about wasting time & money. We’ll get gameplay when it’s ready to be shown. You can’t rush a genius with his ART!
Well he did waisted money on MGSV by creating scene that never was in the final product or spend money on Kiefer which barely spoke the entire game and Kojima couldn't recast previous actor since he wanted to underpaid them.
Not sure what you're talking about but the funding of the actual game is in regards to Konami....not Kojima
Let this man have a life. He has plenty of time to finish the game. it'll most likely release in 2019 anyway so just chill out.
Excited about the 2 week long boss fights that evil Konami wouldn’t let him do.
And they will be AWESOME !
Anyone who is remotely in the know would understand and realize kojima is actually doing a lot pretty quickly. I mean opening up a new studio, hiring staff, and having a product like Death Stranding this far along in production only after a few years... The amount of man hours must be staggering
That is true, but I'd assume that someone of his stature would have people that are willing to do a lot for him as well. I doubt he did this alone. Also, I'd be willing to bet he was getting things in line during the fiasco that was MGS:V since he already knew he was leaving after that, that way he could hit the ground running as soon as he split with Konami.
Well its most hard to replace a legend creator so they should be honored.
Agreed many people would also have to consider he's working on a game engine that's already complete.
Just like I say with every other major PS4 exclusive: take as much time as you need. I’d rather play and support a near perfect game, instead of some rushed glitchy mess that needs a dozen updates and DLC to work out it’s issues, but still be a subpar experience. What we’ve seen if DS so far looks amazing. PS4 gamers have plenty to play while they wait.
He can take all the damn time he needs. Frankly, I am glad we get to see him spread his wings a bit despite my love for MGS. I think he has wanted to move on for a long time.
He said back in the days, that MGS2 would be his last in the franchise. So yeah he has wanted to move to something else for many years, but fans are one reason he continued.
i would really like to see some game play, I love all the crazy story related stuff in his games but it wouldn't work for me without great game play like we have in metal gear solid games.