Hideo Kojima and PlayStation 4’s lead architect, Mark Cerny, travel the world together, embarking on what’s being called a “high-end technology tour”.

The PlayStation 4’s lead architect and Knack developer, Mark Cerny, has recently joined Twitter, and his first official tweet is a picture of him with Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain director Hideo Kojima, with its text explaining that the two gaming industry veterans will be spending the next 10 days traveling with one another. Shortly after Cerny posted the message, the Kojima Productions founder published a similar one on his account saying that the trip is a “world tour” as they are “searching for the newest technology”.

A recent tweet from Kojima Productions producer Ken-ichiro Imaizumi also confirmed the journey, saying that the Metal Gear mastermind and the PS4 architect are scouting “high-end” tech. Based on several other tweets from Imaizumi, the excursion appears to be beginning in Los Angeles, but he did not disclose the exact purpose behind their expedition.

It’s highly likely that Kojima and Cerny are looking for a fresh game engine to build with for Kojima Productions’ forthcoming title for PC and PS4. In the past, the Fox Engine was used for Metal Gear Solid releases, but now that Kojima’s Konami departure is official, his former company has retained the rights to the engine, leaving the world-renown game creator looking for other options.

Due to the fact that Kojima and Cerny have publicly proclaimed the search for cutting-edge technology, it seems as if pre-production for the former’s next title is now underway. Of course, there are very little details about the matter to go on, but after Kojima’s partnering with Sony for a PlayStation exclusive game, it’s obvious that the tech firm is set on willingly sharing all of its available resources with him. Taking that into consideration, it’s possible that we could eventually see a major push for virtual reality on the PS4, for not long ago, Hideo Kojima expressed interest in making a VR game.


Whatever Kojima and Cerny find in their travels only bodes well for gamers and the industry at large. With the two men having extensive knowledge and experience regarding the creation and development process, it’s undeniable that when they get their hands on the best technology possible, the end result will be something special, if not groundbreaking.

What do you think about Kojima and Cerny scouring the globe for the best technology it has to offer? What kind of creations could the two be cooking up together? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Although Hideo Kojima’s next project is still in a nebulous phase, it has been confirmed as a PC and PlayStation 4 release.

Source: Hideo Kojima – Twitter, Mark Cerny – Twitter, (via GameSpot)