Hideo Kojima's New Game Will be "Big" and "Edgy"

Hideo Kojima's New Game Will be "Big" and "Edgy"

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Also: "A lot of freedom."

In an interview with Gamespot at DICE Summit 2016, Hideo Kojima opened up a bit about his first project post-Konami, which will be a timed PS4 exclusive. Despite thoughts that he would first work on a small movie, he ultimately decided to go big with a game, wanting to work on an "edgy" project with "a lot of freedom."

When asked if he was more interested in creating a game with a strong narrative or strong gameplay, Kojima responded with "both."

"Both, because people expect both from me," Kojima said. "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. That's what people want from me and that's what I want to do. It would be so much easier if I could give priority to one or the other, but people expect both from me. At this point, it would be easier to make a linear game, but that's not..."

He continued: "It's risky, because we're just starting up, so it probably would be better to go with something smaller-scale, maybe linear, but 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."

Kojima stated that he's not sure if the new game will be a series or not, but he does want something that will make a big enough impact that it could become a series. Kojima previously stated that he was open to moving beyond video games, and reiterated that point in this interview, saying "By impact, I mean from the things that are unique to the game, the characters, and the world. This impact can lead into something outside of games, such as anime, manga, figures; something that is rich enough to expand."

The interview is great, and you can check it out in full here. Spoiler alert: His kids don't like his beard.

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I fear we won't see any hint of this until 2020. It took forever just to get anything out of Phantom Pain, and even then, it technically wasn't finished. Kojima is a man who dreams very, very big. And sometimes, it doesn't quite work out fully in the end. I can't argue that the results he does come up with are often amazing, but if he proclaims that his next project will be "big" and "edgy" I fear the budget may be astronomical, and might be hard to profit from it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm eager to see what Kojima can do unfettered, but this project will either be a beautiful masterpiece, or a complete disaster. I doubt it will be somewhere in between. And... given game development time, I wonder if the PS4 is even going to be relevant by the time this project is released, maybe shoot for the PS5.

I hope by "big" and "edgy" he means "giant robots" and "fucking swords, literally everywhere."

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A Hideo Kojima wrestling game! Which is perfect because professional wrestling is right at Kojima's writing ability.

Revnak:
I hope by "big" and "edgy" he means "giant robots" and "fucking swords, literally everywhere."

I think you misspelled "Metal Gear Rising 2" :P

OT: Really interested to see what he comes up with, I remember back when Mighty Number 9 was still the big thing, I was a little confused to see that, rather then bringing out some kind of passion product or something, Inafune basically went back to making the exact same kinda game he was making back at Capcom.
I mean, the Kickstarter was a success and all that, but we could have gotten something new and interesting like Dead Rising instead of Megaman with the serial numbers filed off.

Here's hoping Kojima manages to find success in either case.

Diablo1099:

Revnak:
I hope by "big" and "edgy" he means "giant robots" and "fucking swords, literally everywhere."

I think you misspelled "Metal Gear Rising 2" :P

Who won't misspell Metal Gear Rising 2, given that they'll be contractually obligated to come up with a sillier subtitle than "Revengence."

Silentpony:
Oh man! image

A Hideo Kojima wrestling game! Which is perfect because professional wrestling is right at Kojima's writing ability.

Oh no...don't tell me that all the Homo-erotic content from the Metal Gear series is going to take on it's truest form?!

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...Confession time: I would totally play the shit out of that.
Seriously, Colonel Volgin Vs. Senator Armstrong in a Hardcore Match throwing tanks and missiles at each other?
I would actually forgive Konami for all their BS if they actually pulled that off.

Revnak:
Who won't misspell Metal Gear Rising 2, given that they'll be contractually obligated to come up with a sillier subtitle than "Revengence."

So long as they bring back that sweet ass combat engine, they can abuse the english language whatever way they want.
And if they do make that game: I want Dual Wielding in Blade Mode.
I don't know how it would work but we need to find out soon because we owe it to future generations to make that happen.

Diablo1099:

Silentpony:
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Silent Hill! Norman Reedus in latex hotpants in a tag team with Pyramid Head vs Big Boss and Snake.
And then a ladies mud match of Quiet vs three Bobblehead Nurses.

Revnak:

Diablo1099:

Revnak:
I hope by "big" and "edgy" he means "giant robots" and "fucking swords, literally everywhere."

I think you misspelled "Metal Gear Rising 2" :P

Who won't misspell Metal Gear Rising 2, given that they'll be contractually obligated to come up with a sillier subtitle than "Revengence."

Metal Gear Rising 2: Deathstruction

OT: I just want to see some of that kojima creativity again
gimme some Snatcher or policenauts era kojimbo and I'll be happy
especially with all the hinting they're doing about kojima, del toro and reedus

I'm half expecting the game to be named Quiet Mountain.

Seriously, Kojima and del Toro making a horror game for PS4 would almost guarantee sales and advertisement. Imagine how many game sites and magazines would be talking about Kojima and del Toro making a spiritual successor to Silent Hills. That would be worth millions in advertising alone.

Otherwise, I just want Kojima to give us something he wants to make. The guy is one of the most influential people in gaming and he was spent decades being coerced into making Metal Gear even after he was trying to retire it. And still continued to make great games.

I really want him to work on something he is truly passionate about.

Also, he looks fine with a beard.

So it's gonna be a very funny game then! Awesome!

GrumbleGrump:
So it's gonna be a very funny game then! Awesome!

It will also feature scantily clad females, that Kojima will defend using insane logic.

If there's one thing Hideo Kojima needs to stop doing right now, it's making his games more edgy...

If I get a game with an absurd premise, swords, scantily clad women, and a lot of edge. I'll buy it day one for sixty bucks, cause that sounds like my kind of game!

Wow, what a detailed breakdown of his next game.
But I think he might be delving into specifics a little too early. I need to know more of the broad concepts and ideas like: Will I have to press buttons, will it have gameplay, a story? Those are the kinda things that really turn me off.

Will it also be an incoherently written mash-up of paranoid conspiracy theories with 45 minute cutscenes full of redundant dialogue? Or have you officially kicked Metal Gear Solid out of your system?

Squilookle:
If there's one thing Hideo Kojima needs to stop doing right now, it's making his games more edgy...

If he makes the games any more edgy he'll cut the pixels.

ravenshrike:

Squilookle:
If there's one thing Hideo Kojima needs to stop doing right now, it's making his games more edgy...

If he makes the games any more edgy he'll cut the pixels.

Coming Soon:

Metal Gear Solid 6- a timed Playstation exclusive. Timed Playstation One exclusive, that is...

It's a new Hideo Kojima game: that in itself is already worthy of excitement, not gonna lie.

Godspeed, and hopefully we get something mindblowing.

I'm happy he's trying to do something big but at the same time he pretty much said the same thing about MGSV and that turned out to be an unfinished mess that wasn't even edgy. So either he's fiddling us again or is quickly running out of ideas.

Diablo1099:

Revnak:
Who won't misspell Metal Gear Rising 2, given that they'll be contractually obligated to come up with a sillier subtitle than "Revengence."

So long as they bring back that sweet ass combat engine, they can abuse the english language whatever way they want.
And if they do make that game: I want Dual Wielding in Blade Mode.
I don't know how it would work but we need to find out soon because we owe it to future generations to make that happen.

B-but revengeance is an actual real word that exists in the dictionary.

Is it me, or is just the vocabulary "Edgy" making me think that I am way too old to be the target demographic of that (in round about 5 years) coming game?

A new IP, Aluminium War Tactical, a game about a lone soldier, Carbonate Lizard, and his solo stealth fight against Russian's but actually American's that are actually Russian but working for American's but also Russia and their building of quad-pedal nuclear tanks; Armour Tacticals. Carbonate Lizard will also be voiced by Kurt Russell.

Oh and there's a girl in a thong that snipes and wants to die but can't be hit by bullets and has psychokinetic powers and also loves penguins, Liberty Sniper Penguin.

Coming soon.

Elfgore:
If I get a game with an absurd premise, swords, scantily clad women, and a lot of edge. I'll buy it day one for sixty bucks, cause that sounds like my kind of game!

It is true that any game with breast physics nowadays is both "large" and edgy...

 

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