Hideo Kojima has provided some commentary regarding to the maturity of the video games industry. According to a report by Leviathyn on Feb. 23, the game director behind the upcoming “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” believed that the interactive medium has not matured over the past quarter century as players are almost always seemingly killing either aliens or zombies. He disclosed that the industry has a “long way to go” in order to match books and movies in that department. You can check out some screens from the stealth-based action-adventure video game in the slideshow at the top of this article and the comments from Hideo Kojima below (courtesy of Leviathyn):
Video games as a medium haven't matured very much at all in the last 25 years. It's always about killing aliens and zombies. Not that I don't like those kinds of games... they are fun, but I think games have a long way to go before they can mature. Over the past 25 year I have tried to work with the Metal Gear series to introduce more mature themes, but really it hasn't gotten there yet. Compared to movies and books it still has a long way to go.
“Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” is currently being developed by Hideo Kojima and the rest of his team at Kojima Productions. The new video game in the “Metal Gear Solid” series will be the first title to utilize the Fox game engine.
Konami Digital Entertainment will be publishing “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.