Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima says he is unsure of how well Japan can compete with the rest of the globe in today’s highly pressured games industry.
Hideo Kojima is one of the Japanese games industry’s most prominent and revered figures, the Metal Gear Solid series ranked among the most popular in the world. But in today’s highly pressured games industry, can its Japanese branch still compete? Kojima is unsure.
He said that the world in which the original Metal Gear Solid operated was “very different to today’s games. Now there’s a lot of pressure – back then it was very free.”
In a huge feature in Official PlayStation Magazine, the legendary designed added: “It’s much more competitive now: if you look at triple-A titles on a worldwide scale there’s maybe only ten really big games that can get gamers’ attention, and I’m not sure how Japan can compete on that level.”
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