Metal Gear designer and producer Hideo Kojima has revealed that his studio, Kojima Productions, will 'start from zero' from 2009 in order to better complete globally.
So no more Metal Gear?
Not sure I like where this is going man. I really hope Koji wont go multi-platform. We allready have enough devs making multi-platform games. Keep making exclusive games Koji!!! And keep the Japanese feel/atmosphere in your games!!! Quality over Quantity Kojima!!!!!
Lol This is the only place on the internet where you will find kids begging developers to forget about buisness and instead lose money to keep games exclusive
@guiltyspark LOL rightly said. I can see petition in near future.
@Guiltyspark Not sure what you think of me, but Kojima really should stay making platform exclusive games, regardless of platform. Lets face it, platform exclusive games > multi-platform games. This is the only game developer I am actually a fan of. Whichever platform he goes, I go. So excuse me for wanting my favorite dev to keep doing what he has been doing, instead of selling out just to get a few dollars more. Yeah, I guess you are right, I guess I AM hoping that he will put business in second place (like how he has always done) and keep choosing for quality. And lol at losing money, you think Kojima loses money on his projects? I HIGHLY doubt it.
You're saying that from the point of view of the consumer, we shouldn't want developers to make the best game they can? If that means staying exclusive or not, it still comes down to people wanting better games. I'm a little nervous about this whole thing tbh. I just hope that Kojima Productions don't lose their identity in this reset.
mainman- "Lets face it, platform exclusive games > multi-platform games." Call of Duty disagrees along with Fallout 3 and many other titles.
@Halochamp they more than likly would have been better if exclusive Halo3 > cod 4&5 < R2 and killzone 2 imo
This is really sad news... I'm almost sure we can count on this meaning Kojima Productions releasing multiplatform games from now on.
it sounds a little like they may go multiplatform, not just the 360 but the Wii as well. That would be devastating to the quality of games, we all saw what he did on the PS3 only, you can't match that type of quality when you go Multiplat. I'm hoping the meaning is they will stay PS3 only, and just make a new IP.
He doesn't say anything about multiplatform (could be likely, though). He is just talking about his internal structures and how they (his company) work. That could mean anything. Looks like he needs to streamline his development. If that means multiplatform, we'll see. But its much more then that, IMO. Can mean more global studios, different focus on different areas, local cultures, etc. You can still support multiple platforms but deliver specific content for each.
i mean, he's saying he wants to compete with western devs, and achieve global dominance... the only way he can do that is to not limit his products to just one console... its just common business sense... now i'm not saying MGS will be ported.. i highly doubt that.. but im thinking new multi-plat IPs will be created... its the only way to reach out to every gamer with different consoles in every region of the globe... on a side note, are u hiphopgamer haters gonna admit that he may be right about "Hiedo turning to Xbox360"? i thought not...
If he makes some game exclusive for the X360 then I get a X360 if it makes one exclusive for the Wii then I get a Wii, if it' a multiplatform I just have to wait for it. I really don't care if those games comes to the X360 if that means cash for Kojima that will help to have hin around making more games then welcome to the multiplatform world!!
09/010 Great years coming on for gaming with so many Devs trying to Go Harder than the other. Cant wait.
But isn't kojima production already one of the best developers out there? I mean MGS4 pleased critics and fans, And also sold well.
This Man Is Going 2 Go On A Rampage In 2009 Man I Hope Aleast One IS a Ps3 Only Game Most Likely He Will SonY Better PuT That Money Towards That Man Or Its Problem They Need 2 Be The KeyNote Of 2009 This Is 2 Me Sony's Last Chance Cuz 360 and Wii Are Selling Crazy I Think SoNy Will GeT BAck At Them NexT Year People Dont Understand Jus Wait And See GiVe Them Time Sony Been In The Gaming Business For along Time They Not Gonna Let Micrsoft take The Blow Trust And Im Not A Fanboy i jus love Ps3
bu but only on ps3 is better! please , multiplatform games expand the industry , not exclusives
your a moron. I usually dont resort to name calling but when an example of being one shows up so blatantly its hard not to label. Regardless of console: I usually only buy exclusives, multiplats seem like crap in comparison aside from the diamond in the rough developers Infinity ward comes to mind.
And that is the kind of mentality that is murdering the playstation right now , the entire fanbase seems to be made up of loyalists that only buy exclusive software. Third party games are the most important titles in gaming regardless of what your backwards ass logic has to say about it. If first party games were so important like you said they were , sony would have sold alot of playstation 3's this holiday with games like little big planet and resistance leading the charts. except that didnt happen now did it
Are you completely simple GuiltySpark? It's common knowledge that platform exclusive games, in general, are better than multiplat games. Regardless of console, a game developed specifically for one piece of hardware is going to be better than one that has to cater for a wide range of different specs. Seriously, shut up, you're making yourself look like an idiot fanboy.
i said regardless of console didn't I. seems you just want to bring up the ps3. I'm not going to deny that it is my favorite console right now. But if i was to go buy 360 games you bet i would be buying a bunch of exclusive games as well, Gears 2 is the best because its exclusive think of all those great graphics having to cater to multiple consoles it wouldn't even be half as good. Exclusives are generally better, i buy the better games deal with it, there is nothing wrong with what i do. developers should make an exclusive game for each console going one at a time. i said what i buy =/= what other people buy as if i should care about games sales. I only care about quality and my enjoyment and that is where the exclusives far outshine most multiplat games. Also resistance sold over a mill as well as littlebigplanet. Go spread misinformation and stupidity elsewhere.
its all good, more games thats good right? the more the merrier especially from someone as talented as Kojima I dont think it will matter if he goes multiplatform, he'll maintain quality hopefully.
I just want a new Zone of the Enders. I dont care what platform its on.
...when those same people say MGS4 is just an interactive movie. They also like to say MP games 'move the industry forward'. Go figure. I guess we can't expect much from the 'Halo generation' eh?
this is coming from a group of gamers who need to make sure everybody on the internet knows that 2008 was the year of the ps3 regardless of the fact that its dead last in both software sales and hardware sales and has no chance of catching up anytime soon Kojima went multiplat because nobody is buying the ps3 and its games If playstation was in the position 360 is in right now i could promise you he would not have made this decsision. Konami is a buisness , not a charity for metal gear solid fans
You do know MGS4 is a fan service, right? Kojima wanted to retire from MGS since 2 I believe but he made 3 and 4 to please the fans. Besides, Kojima is a perfectionist. Konami is a business, and even though it's a corporation, it can act choose to be like other companies or be more like a local company. The pro about big business is lots of money and can offer better discount, but usually terrible costumer service and can rip people off. The pro about local business is usually quality services and you can bargain, the con is small stocks and fewer sales. Multiplatforms are usually worse in qualities and gameplay can be limited but can sell more. Exclusive can bring out the developers' vision and that's where quality lies. You might not think so, but games can be art and I'm sure there are developers who want to paint a masterpiece to perfection as oppose to making 2 half ass painting to make more money.
Oh right because if mgs 2 flopped hard I'm so sure he still would have made 3 and 4 to "please the fans". Get real dude. Regardless of what he said, profit was still the #1 reason to develop his game. They saw mgs as a franchise that was still profitable and ran with it. fan service....I lol'd. Any developer can say what he wants. Their allowed to. But its money that will always make the decisions in business
I'm sorry that your innerchild died because somewhere along the way, you've learn to think that everyone and anything can be bought through money. Money is a priority but not everyone's first priority.
so your counter-argument is "my inner-child" died... wow... you can go on about a "fan service" all you want. At the end of the day Kojima has people working for him that depend on him to pay their bills and feed their families. Now tell me, would Kojima put a "fan service" first before that? Like I said, MGS had to be first and foremost, profitable before he'd even consider making a 3 and 4.
A multiplatform Metal Gear FPS it is then!! Or maybe Metal Gear Wii - I can just imagine Psycho Mantis saying... 'Point your Wiimote at the screen, and using the power of my mind I will move the cursor'.
..... p.s. man ,i checked out the GAMER ZONE and wtf. do the ps3 fans love the disagree button.
kojima saw the light . his next gen version of metal gear was the worst in the series , barely a game. Are you for real? If the game was so bad, why did it win somemany bloody Game of the Year awards?
Huh? That article made no sense at all. All I found at the link was some gibberish. I'll paste what I saw: "Zone of Enders 3 Orbital Frame Jehuty Zone of Enders 3 Bounder Zone of Enders 3 Metatron Jehuty Halberd Zone of Enders 3 Raptor Jehuty Zone of Orbital Frame Enders 3 Metatron Jehuty Mummyhead Cyclops Zone of Enders 3 Zone of Enders 3 Gauntlet Geyser Zone of Enders 3 Zone of Enders 3 Javelin Zone of Enders 3 Phalanx Zone of Enders 3 Zone of Enders 3 Zone of Enders 3 Zone Enders 3 Enders Zone 3 3 3 3 3." Weird. But I feel strange for some reason. Hmmm.
As long as I got the games on my PS3 that I love to play I am happy. Valkyrie Chronicles is one of the most original and fun games I have played in a long time along with LBP. Then we have Killzone 2 and InFamous and Uncharted 2 this year. Yeah I am proud to be a PS3 owner. 360 owners can take their same old games.
I can't wait to find out what this man has for us in 2009.
Kojima? How is being an exclusive Sony fan coming along? If things were going so well why would he be having second thoughts about it? "in order to better complete globally" you can't exclusively be in bed with the least popular console this generation... specially in the US... Too bad Kojima is growing some brain and seeing the light... I was hoping he sticks exclusively to Sony and see where he ends up. I rather buy a PS3 to play a Sony fanboy developer's game. Than to play a game on the xbox 360 from a Sony fanboy developer who will probably make the xbox 360 version inferior just to add up to his agenda.
for MGS4 Substance to be confirmed for the 360... Its gonna happen :-)
Keep waiting buddy, it aint gonna happen.
is going multiplat its the only way to get rich this gen
Wow, he didn't say anything about going multiplatform in the entire article. "Starting from zero" is a phrase commonly repeated in MGS4 if any of you have actually played the game. He's just talking about making games as if the whole world is going to play them instead of just japan, unlike japanese games which tend to be marketed to a japan only audience, he has said this before. Jesus, just buy a PS3. I don't see the big deal. You want a game, then buy the console for it. If I wanted to play gears or halo I'd buy a 360, I'm not begging Bungie or Epic for the games and pretending as if I care about "how much money" they make.(4 million sold isn't enough anymore right? -_- Which was more than MGS3)
I have to agree with you there Name. I just think the mentality is a bit silly and one sided as of late, especially in this thread. For example, the mentality seems to be that "MGS4 is doomed, and Kojima is a doomed, and the game is a failure for selling about 4 million copies on the PS3 alone. Kojima has to go multiplatform to survive" is the mantra I keep hearing. But Gears of War, selling about 4 million copies on the 360, is a super uber mega success, and Epic needs to stay exclusive. Bit of a hypocritical stance there. For the most part, going multiplatform will give a dev a better chance at surviving in these times, especially if they are third party. If people are going to argue the whole "devs need to go multiplatform to survive" sentiment, which I think is most certainly a valid one, then people need to realize said argument applies to ALL third party companies, not just the ones people want to see go to their console of choice.
that he wants to make a game that the whole world can play- but what if he meant something else- some to do with the metal gear series- "starting from ZERO" - maybe a game that starts with the story about Zero- the boss from mgs4- just food for thought-
its probably a play on words. i would guess maybe the next metal gear solid for ps2 will be focused around 'ZERO' of the Patriots.
Its ok if Kojima goes multi. It's only logical since they are 3rd party. I still thank him though for holding out this long. MGS4 i doubt will ever be surpassed anyway either exclusive or not.
I hope Kojima + Multiplat = Multidisk 360 games. Ahhh good times. It will take him to expose the 360 for the underpowered console it really is.....But disk swapping is fun right, 360 owners?
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