Kojima shares initial thoughts on PlayStation 4

Metal Gear creator interested in new social aspects.

Metal Gear boss Hideo Kojima has shared his initial thoughts on PlayStation 4. The Kojima Productions boss didn’t watch the PlayStation 4 press conference last Wednesday, but he is interested in the system’s new functions.

“I can say that with every new generation hardware, the capabilities of the hardware increases,” Kojima told IGN. “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. These things are a given. They come with new hardware.

“But what I’m really 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.”

These new types of interaction could be present in the next Metal Gear, according to Kojima.

“And I think it’s a new type of interaction—these new ways 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.”

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