PlayStation 4 has been synonymous with improved hardware and much better visuals, but one of the industry's most respected developers says the interactions will be what makes this system next-generation.
According to a report from IGN on Thursday, Kojima Productions' Hideo Kojima talked about the evolution of hardware and how the PlayStation 4 will be advanced, but not in the way previous iterations have advanced.
"I can say that with every new generation of hardware the capabilities of the hardware increases.
"But up to this point it’s always been very much of a vertical evolution – of course, you expect things like visual fidelity, audio, frame rate.
"New features such as 3D capability, etc, etc. These things are a given. They come with the new hardware.
"But what I’m really more interested in is other ways of expanding into the next generation – a more horizontal expansion, where you’re going to be doing things online, more of a social aspect.
"People will be able to interact with the game through various devices, through various media – such as tablets, smart phones, etc.
"I think it’s this new type of interaction – this new way of interacting with the game world – that’s more exciting to me. And I want to bring the Metal Gear franchise into that new wider world of interaction," Kojima said.