Hideo Kojima has set up a new studio and is working on a new game. He hasn’t revealed much about the game, but did touch on it in a new GameSpot interview, revealing a wee bit more about the game and himself.
Via GameSpot, here are five things I’ve learned about Kojima and his upcoming PS4 console exclusive.
I want to do something that gives a lot of freedom and interactivity. Like I did in the past, I want to make something that has a very strong, dramatic story...
...Sony is supporting us to make a big game that’s edgy with a strong story that gives the player a lot of freedom, with new elements, and I don’t know if that’s possible. But we’ll see.
A lot of people say that I spend too much money or take too much time, but that’s a misconception. My last project was late about five or six months, but I’ve always kept my word on timelines and budgets...
...Japanese creators are famous for being loose with schedules, and I think people put me in that category, but it’s not reality. In my case, I’m a director and a producer, so I have to stay aware of production and the budget.
...I want to make something that will have a big enough impact to become a series... This impact can lead into something outside of games, such as anime, manga, figures; something that is rich enough to expand.
They [Sony] are not controlling what I’m doing at all; that was part of the conditions, and Sony was very respectful towards me and what I do. In that regard, it’s been very nice, and very pleasant.
I’m not used to it, so I think about shaving it every day. In becoming an independent and creating my own studio, I wanted to change something about my look. I’ve received a lot of positive comments from people outside Japan about my beard, but inside Japan, beards have a bad image... My kids definitely don’t like it.
You can read the full interview here.
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