Renowned developer Hideo Kojima says that it is “way too early” to talk about the details involving the forthcoming title he and his team are creating.
During the second episode of his YouTube series known as HideoTube, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima talks with his friend, the Japanese editor and MGS novelist, Kenji Yano, and explains that he’s “just started the basic plan” for his forthcoming release. For those unaware, his personal studio is making a PlayStation exclusive game by way of a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment.
During Kojima’s discussion with Yano, the two touched on a wide range of topics, such as the global trip he took with PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny to discover the world’s most cutting edge technology, the DICE talk shared with director Guillermo del Toro, as well as the 88th Academy Awards. As it happens, the majority of the episode is devoted to talking about the Oscar winners, and film itself, which prompted Kojima to say,”I bet people want to hear more about games, but here we are chatting about movies again.”
Although the second episode in Kojima’s YouTube series mostly features him and Yano expounding upon their tastes for cinema, it’s well worth the watch, as the patter between the two is downright delightful. Plus, it isn’t as if Kojima’s unaware the fans want more details regarding his new game, but the truth of the matter is that he’s still focused on the logistics of officially getting the recently cemented Kojima Productions up and running, saying:
“Since the studio was just founded (in December 2015), it’s still way too early to be talking about that. Right? We don’t have the staff, no building, just started the basic plan. I’m in the middle of figuring out how I want the studio to look. Please wait a bit longer.”
Of course, while the Metal Gear Solid 5 director is still piecing together Kojima Productions to begin the process of game development, it hasn’t stopped many from speculating what kind of release the next project will be. Kojima has gone on record to say that he doesn’t want to create a game reminiscent of PT or Silent Hills, as he wishes to make something fresh instead, which makes perfect sense. Now that his tumultuous relationship with Konami is in the past, revisiting anything from that period would surely just be frustrating for him.
However, that doesn’t mean the forthcoming title won’t be rooted in horror. After all, once Konami put the kibosh on the Silent Hill reboot, it was confirmed that Kojima and del Toro still wanted to make a new game together. With that in mind, there’s a high chance that we’ll at least see some more freaky ideas and designs inspired by the Pan’s Labyrinth director once the forthcoming title is revealed.
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Hideo Kojima has yet to officially confirm his next project.