Hideo Kojima is one of the most recognized figures in the video game industry. With the impending launch of the next generation of consoles, the man behind the “Metal Gear Solid” franchise, Hideo Kojima, discussed his plans for the PS4 with Edge on March 8.
Responding to the details that were announced regarding the next generation PlayStation, the PS4, Kojima responded: “Of course, I know what the hardware is, but I want to see how other companies are using it. First of all, I think that’s great, but it’s nothing special; you could see it coming. It’s the logical evolution of the platform and I think it has to head in that direction, hearing what you said is not surprising.”
“Honestly, I think all of that is good and great. Social aspects, the multidevice direction: that’s correct, that’s the way to go. But just because it has these features doesn’t mean it’s going to be a success. What will really determine whether or not it sells is what titles will be available for the platform. And unfortunately, even though I am friends with Mark Cerny, he’s never told me what other studios are working on. I even ate a meal with him recently and he didn’t tell me anything.”
It seems that Kojima is definitely looking forward to working on the PS4, as it will be interesting to see what projects lye ahead for Kojima. Readers of Edge magazine can view this full interview in the next issue, which will go on sale on March 14. For those interested, you can view a few concept photos of the PS4 in the slideshow above this article.