Kojima: Ask About Games, Not Hardware


Posted August 26, 2008 - By John Manalang

There is no doubt that Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a complete masterpiece, but the creator said that gamers should focus more on the title itself, rather than speculate whether it will end up on another platform. In an interview with Eurogamer during last week's Games Convention 2008, Kojima said:

"Hopefully the day will come when people won't do this, I've been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows, and half the questions are like "Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?", and in the near future I hope they'll ask me about Metal Gear, about us, about our future projects, and will stop caring about the hardware."

On the question of, "Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?", Kojima said that "it's difficult to recreate the same MGS4 on the current 360 because of the size of the media and things like that." MGS4 currently supports the Blu-Ray media, which holds significantly more data than the DVD format. "...Technology-wise, the 360 is very different to the PS3, and because MGS4 was optimised for the PS3 it is probably not possible," said Kojima.

Kojima added:

"But, you know, what kind of disturbs me sometimes, because a lot of people ask me about this PS3/360 question, is that it's not about the hardware - I want people to look at the game itself. Sometimes I even feel like it should be on a PC so that people don't ask me about hardware and platforms."

Will Metal Gear Solid 5 stay with Sony's hardware, or will it be developed to accomodate other platforms as well?


Kojima: Ask About Games, Not Hardware


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