Kojima Addicted to Left 4 Dead, Working on Three Titles


Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear Solid series, recently has not been able to put down Valve’s Left 4 Dead, odd due to it being a Western title. “Maybe I should quit being Japanese,” Kojima joked.

In a new interview with Famitsu, Hideo Kojima tells us how he thinks the US and European markets are far more balanced in comparison to Japanese markets for gaming.

“There are games everyone can play — maybe calling ‘kids’ games’ would be inappropriate — but there’s also a deep base of core titles made with movie-industry people that explore the depths of hi-def. I’m addicted to Left 4 Dead right now, but people say to me that that game would never work in Japan.”

“It’s sad to see that Japan’s games failed to even register in America last year,” he said.

Kojima stated that he has already started work on one new gaming project with three others in progress. What gem will Kojima pump out this time?

Kojima: “Maybe I Should Quit Being Japanese” [1UP.com]

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