Kojima: We are pretty much witnessing Virtual Reality becoming Reality

Virtual reality has become a big thing as of late in gaming, and with the release of PlayStation VR Sony is bringing this technology to consoles in an affordable way. As a game designer who is always interested in new ways to engage the player, Kojima seems enthusiastic about the possibilities.

“20 years ago I made the tutorial called VR Mission in the game. Today VR that has a potential of the real tutorial(simulator)’s released. We are pretty much witnessing “Virtual Reality” becoming “Reality”.”

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“Playstation VR!” – Hideo Kojima

“Remember when you ride the bycicle for the 1st time. You must’ve experienced totally different new world from what you had felt before. Today’s VR is like such moment, the various dreams can be broaden only if you ride. Where should I go? Somewhere seaside? To the street with cherry blossom trees? Such fantasy would bring us the next joy.”

In an interview held in February of this year, Kojima expressed interest in the technology, saying he’d like to ‘bring out feelings in people that are unique to VR’.

In August it was announced that he would serve as an advisor to Prologue Immersive, a company creating virtual reality experiences.

While his new game Death Stranding won’t necessarily make use of VR, it does seem Kojima sees potential in this new technology.

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Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • Full Options

    Thanks ! Hey Nyx, is it your legendary Koji-carpet ? .. You just received your PSVR kit ?? If yes, let us know your feelings !

    • It’s Hideo Kojima’s Legendary carpet from a twitter. 🙂

      https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/786467850085027840

      The second photo by Ayako Terashima is from a secret place where he and Mark Cerny were on some technology bro trip.

      • Full Options

        Oh… It is some kind of.. Koj… Koji-Koji-carpet then ? xD

      • Yeah it’s Kojima’s picture. Edited the caption for clarity.

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        Regarding Ayako’s pic, I do not remember well but I think it was a Sony studio in London or something.

  • Honestly, I don’t see potential in this technology… Yet. Sony though does the best job compared to Oculus and Vive, but PS4 power is not enough.

    For this to be a Mass Market thing. First of all this thing need to be wireless and have universal controller on it. Furthermore just an immersive experience is not enough if you can’t make games play better than with M&K or a controller.

    My personal experience with VR so far was ok. I am actually more impressed with what Samsung does with their VR, because you just pop in the smartphone and you are done. More complex VR goggles should be like that or this idea will end up like Kinect or PS Move… In the dust.

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      I suppose that at some point, 4K per eye @120 Hz should provide a near to real immersion feeling, but yeah, find me a graphic card able to shoot more than too few triangles at such rates and res… PS4, PS4 pro as well as Oculus and Vive on according PC’s are still far to propose such standard at least at entry-levels… but everything has a beginning.

      M&K for sure, but at least the camera can follow head’s movement. I believe that when those headsets will become truly wireless, they may have more freedom to focus on truly innovative VR gaming input methods.

      It is the truly second iteration of VR in the industry, VR already finished in the dust almost 2 decades ago. Now the technology is far better but you are right, that does not necessarily mean that we will find a way to make the global audience adopt it, unless we have some great ideas. Like VR for real fun instead of VR just for VR… ;D

    • Venom_Sina

      Exactly. Aside from the PS4’s power, games are not really promising. Exactly like Move or Kinect titles. There are absolutely zero professional games out there for those two and it’s happening for VR devices,too.

      The other thing is a kind of problem that I have, unfortunately. I have a terrible migraine problem and I can’t look at 3D screens for more that 15 minutes. My eye is not really powerful and my glasses are really thick 🙂 I think this automatically goes for the VR devices 🙂 I know there are tons of people out there like me. So this thing won’t work for them…probably.

      I can’t imagine a professional gamer sitting in front of his/her gaming platform and playing for example MGS, at least not for the next 10 years, or moving his/her hand stupidly and aimlessly in the air. I think the best thing that we can get with this technology is some fancy games with terrible stories and graphics and simple gameplay mechanics. Games that are only attractive for 30 minutes…

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        “stupidly and aimlessly in the air” You rude, come on it is not about how we look like, but what we experience. It may be stupid if the software is stupid but if not.. Could be really promising direction. ;D

        • Venom_Sina

          Yeah, you’re right. That part wasn’t really nice. I should’ve used better words. I apologize for any kind of misunderstanding.

          The technology is very high, no doubt about it. What I meant above is we can’t get a decent AAA game with that technology. A high-quality game like MGS series. The gameplay will be simple, the story will be all over the place and the most exciting thing that we can do is just looking at our side without the need to tilt the right analog stick, and it can lose its excitement after a couple of hours.

          I don’t think the developers put too much money in making a AAA game for an additional hardware which has a higher price that the actual console. Even if they bundle the headset with the actual console and sell it with a better price, I don’t think we get to the goal. We all saw what happened with Xbox One and its Kinect bundle. Nobody wanted that, so they removed it from the packages.

          Sorry for all this negativity 🙂 I just think this package will not work on gaming universe, at least for now. Games are going more and more into the casual territory, so maybe in the future something happens. This technology is huge. It will be a Big Bang in other territories, but gaming… I don’t think so.

          Again I’m sorry for those words. I didn’t mean anything bad but I’m sorry. I feel like Ken Levine in Sony’s E3 2011 conference 😛

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            Was saying “rude” but not that much buddy (was general, but definitely got your point). The gaming universe need good ideas with new tools. I 100% agree with you that being able to produce a great VR title is not that obvious even for the best game designers. You are the very last guy I would tax for being negative.

            “Games are going more and more into the casual territory” I think that’s why Hideo decided to keep crafting some real ones.

          • Alex

            Don’t think of VR games like traditional AAA screen games, trust me you wouldn’t want that. You want games tailor made for VR. Arkham VR for example is far more “AAA” than Arkham Knight, though its the smaller project of the two. Arkham Knight is a bigger/better last gen experience, but Arkham VR is a true next-gen experience, far more valuable. And the length means nothing, you can spend so much time just being in the world and its amazing.

            VR is also more taxing, so you wouldn’t want a 100 hour RPG in VR either. Stick with games designed for VR. Most games can’t be molded into VR without significant changes.

        • moto hellogoto

          Dead or alive extreme beach VR. That’s the only reason I’m excited about vr tbh.

      • Alex

        I can tell you haven’t tried VR. Its not something to worry about in regards to headaches like 3D, unless you’re watching a 3D filmed 360 degree video. Games work very differently and comfortably. And like Kojima said, you have to try it to get it. Looking at most of the games on screen is not going to sell you on it, but playing them is something else entirely. This isn’t Kinect/Move/3D.

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        Mmm, regarding 3D screen, your 15 mn to headache suspiciously lead me to ask you if you are using active or passive glasses. I am asking because a lot of persons are having the same problem (me included) with active glasses. I have an active 3D TV but never use 3D specially because of that. Besides, negative paralax effects (objects coming out of screen) don’t work well with active 3D. I don’t have problems with passive glasses, whether in theaters or with passive TV’s, do you ?

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

          I prefer passive
          Active 3D worsens my eyesight and the only active 3D theater’s luminosity is very low but I go there due to the sound quality which is well mastered(Not sure if appropriate word)
          I got myopia and I still haven’t bought any eye glasses
          Fuck meeeeeee

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            Right, the major drawback of 3D screens is luminosity.

            Active glasses tires the eye’s iris which tries constantly and as a reflex, to dilate and contract in order to match the required luminosity along with the lens, quickly trying to re-focus after every shuttering. These reflexes turns into a big effort, usually after 15 minutes for a lot of people.
            I am not a doctor, but I think that treating the eye like that sound definitely wrong.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Well I have to do another test which is a real pain in the ass
            For me it’s a bit less than 15 minutes
            I watched The force awakens in active 3D and the glasses barely worked
            I can’t blame that on active 3D but rather the manufacturers of the glass
            “I think taut treating the eye like that sound definitely wrong ”
            I didn’t get this part c
            Care to explain ?

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            Forget about active. Try, if possible, to stick to passive :
            “I didn’t get this part c
            Care to explain ?” When the glass shutters and opens again, it forces the eye to do many efforts in order to bring back to the optical nerve a clear picture again. My point was that a device should not force the body by any means. That sounds odd. The perfect proof of this is passive glasses, not requiring any effort (or at least far less) from the eye for the same effect, hereby saving us from various pains.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Yup

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            It won’t really help, but I was f.ckd like you with an active 3D TV.
            If 3D really matters for you make sure to buy a passive 3D TV the next time. As you said, manufacturers are also having problem to correctly synchronize active glasses with the TV, which often leads to crosstalk/image ghosting.
            Besides, glasses require batteries or a wire and stuff like that..
            Stay sure my next 3D TV will be a passive one. Perhaps a LG, the 3D is stunning and they are cheap and big screens.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            I don’t have a 3D tv since I’m broke

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            TV or monitor ;D

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Nope

          • Full Options

            Glad to see you were not f.ckd then… xD
            In all cases, you are briefed now. xD

          • Lewis

            You know, every time you explain something, I read it in Andrew’s voice. 😀

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            It is not the first time I am being told that, LOL
            I usually answer that sometimes, I am not even sure if I am myself or Andy when writing down a comment ! xD

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Hahaahahaaha lool

        • Venom_Sina

          I tested both and I still get that headache. I don’t have 3D equipment in my house -cause it’s useless for me, lol- but I used some of my friends gears and had the issue with both, unfortunately.

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            “I tested both and I still got that headache.” Sad to read that.
            However, this standard never made it, whether for comfort or for artists to properly use it for more than tiny gadgetoid sequences.
            There is a real increase in image detail with 3D but it is always too dark and never comfortable.

    • Alex

      Occulus showed off their wireless prototype, with built in cameras that track inside-out. Its a middle-ground model between Gear and PC VR. The processor is built-in to the headset.

    • Lewis

      Only not very smart people can not see the potential in VR and in any other new technology. The potential is always there, it was there for Kinect, it was there for Move, etc. It all comes down to support. PS1 didn’t have wireless controllers too, which nowadays can be seen as noncence. And so far, as I see it, it all comes down to the lineup of games. Your statement about PS4 having not enough power is ridiculous, which was proven wrong by almost any review possible. If Sony really keep their promisses about 50 games till New Year, it can be a pretty good jumpstart for the whole VR branch.

  • Alex

    I have been all about VR lately. I got the PSVR with a bunch of games. London Heist is like living a Hollywood action movie fantasy, but Batman is truly amazing. Tears of joy and incredible VR storytelling. Arkham VR is a true next-gen experience, unlike Arkham Knight. I rank and value it much higher than Arkham Knight, despite being the small project. Batman alone is worth the headset in my opinion, especially if you’re a Batman fan and have kept up with Rocksteady’s games. You’re spending time and interacting with life sized versions of this world’s incredible characters and environments, as if they were really there, gloriously rendered. You can’t put a price on that. The Arkham universe has to be the most visually well realized Batverse ever created, in any medium. There are a LOT of special moments and range of feelings throughout. It really makes me want to see what a dedicated VR game from Kojima will be like. Just a small game is all it needs to be. Kyle Cooper does great movie intros digitally rendered, so I’m sure he’s doing a VR movie similar to Ghost in the Shell and LoVR. If you got PSVR, look for those two videos in the Vrideo app (whatever its called, VR youtube basically). LoVR is a lot like Kyle’s movie intros so I can see it being something like that. Ghost in the Shell is probably my favorite VR video I’ve seen; its like the glorious 3D you would see in theme park rides like Spiderman and Terminator 3D. Computer generated imagery works really well in VR videos, but not so much filmed stuff.

    I still got to play Rez Infinite and a bunch of VR titles. Played Thumper a little bit and was crazy as hell.

    I captured some London Heist gameplay. You can see how it goes from stealth tension to full on alert action. Just imagine Kojima tackling that.

    I think Kojima wants to add a separate VR mode to Death Stranding, separate from the main game but still a part/attached to it. It was on one of Yong’s leaked videos. I wouldn’t write off Death Stranding as not having VR at all, it just wont be the main focus of the game.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      Arkham VR question
      If you finished it
      Did nightwing really die?

      • Alex

        Answering that in a way that makes sense would spoil the entire thing, but I’ll say that the game takes place between Arkham City and Arkham Knight, and Nightwing is alive in Arkham Knight.

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

          Ahhhhhh
          I thought it wasn’t canon

          • Alex

            It is canon, just super trippy. I don’t want to spoil it.

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/787504605638725632
    Kojima SAN got electronica 2
    Time machine was farrrrrr bettterrrr

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)
  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Hey,

    Ive finished MGS3! WOW! YAY!

    Ok, here is a little review:

    Menu: Probably the best menu of all mgs games I played. The thing we can zoom, change background, colors make it slower, faster etc is really cool idea. We can feel like a director of a movie which is great! Music in menu is cool too!

    Intro: Great but not the best one. I choosed I like MGS2 and Raiden mask in intro was awesome! “Time to shed a skin” haha! XD that was great!

    Characters: My first impression of Snake/BigBoss/NakedSnake was not the best. Everything he cares about is food! WTF?! Bear Grylls! XD haha! Snake mission was to eat anything that steps on this world! XD =

    ParaMedic,Zero,Ocelot,Volgin,Snake,Eva nad The boss was for sure the best characters.

    Voice Acting: This was for sure the best David Hayter acting. As Solid he was to aggresive which was unnatural.
    ParaMedic,Zero and Snake did the best job when it comes to voice acting in this game.
    Music: The same problem which was with sons of liberty but this time credits song was amazing! It was probably even better than Snake eater song. Probably.
    Snake Eater and that credits songs were the only good songs in the game. And of course Metal Gear Solid theme.

    Gameplay: Pure stealth! Nothing to add! Cure and eating was fantastic idea!

    Bosses: Like in all MGS games no one cares about bosses. The end boss fight was the best in Snake Eater.

    Story: I think(In my opinion) it was the worst story of all mgs games. That philosophers legacy was really not cool. It was a politican story. Thats all.

    Eva story and Ocelot story at the end is great!
    The boss character was not so cool I hoped she will be. She was just another boss to defeat. I didnt see any connections between her and snake. So for me that was the weakest story of all mgs.

    And Volgin saying: Its not over yet snake was not cool. Only Liquid can say that!!!
    LIQUID THE BEST!!!!

    What else…hmm… Stunning graphic!!! Those lighting effects and animation was soooo awesome!!!!
    But facial expressions and lip sync was soo lame!!!

    And thats all I think.
    Let me know what You think.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      If you spin the menu a lot,Snake will vomit I think.
      BEST MGS GAME IMO
      PERFECT BALANCE OF BRUTALITY AND LEVITY
      David Hayter has not been very good as naked snake so I don’t agree with you but I kinda agree with the rest
      Soundtrack was good imo

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Really?! Hahaha! Para Medic said that if You spin him around in the survival view he will vomit too! XD
        My favorite and the best for me is still MGSV!
        Hmm… In my opinion he was better as naked snake than Solid but good to know that You dont like him as naked.
        Whats the name of the song that play in the credits? That was awesome song!
        Beside snake eater and megs theme other songs was nothing special.

        Thanks for reply!

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

          Space oddity by David Bowie
          Fuck there are tears in my eyes
          Rip
          This is ground control to Major Tom

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            David Bowie the best but I think it was not space oddity. XD

            I found it! Way to fall! AMAZING SONG!

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Oh shit
            Wrong song
            Sorry

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Hahahaha!!! XD

            No problem!

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            That space-ship-video-clip… So advanced and funny stuff / lyrics ! Bowie was the one.

    • Gatsu

      One of the best stories ever created imo, maybe in my top 3 :). I’d reply longer but kinda busy at the moment XD.

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Great to hear You like it! In my opinion it was the worst mgs games story. But You can like it. 🙂

        Hahaha! XD Dont worry!

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Whats Your favoriters characters of all mgs games?
    I still have to complete MGS4 but here is list of my favorites:

    1 Liquid(the best mgs character!!!)
    2 Kaz(in MGS V he was soooo cool and badass! Maybe the best mgsV chara!)
    3 Ocelot( all ocelots are cool!)
    4 Solid/Bigboss(Solid is cooler than bigboss I think)
    5 Raiden(maybe he is not cooler than snakes but his story was much deeper and more interesting than snakes You play)
    6 SkullFace(the best evil character of all mgs games!)
    7 Olga, Teliko, Alice,Para Medic ( the best female characters)
    8 Huey( This guy was sooo… haha! His story was great!)
    9 And others like : The end, Quiet, Zero, , Psycho Mantis, Vamp, The boss, Volgin, Paz with short hair looks Awesome! XD and probably some other characters I dont remember now.

    Who is Your favorite character?

    • Full Options

      MK-II is my favorite character. xD

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        This dude is from MGS4, right? Hahaha XD Looks cool!

        • Full Options

          You’ll love it soon when you’ll start MGS4. It is the smallest / most compact and intelligent Metal Gear ever created… ;D

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Sounds interesting! 🙂

    • Lex Radu

      Venom, he is the only one who understood the Boss’s will, and put it in practice, buy destroying most of the nukes, indirectly inspiring Solid and Hal to continue his legacy by establishing “Philanthropy”!

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        and Kiefer as Venom was Awesome!

        I wonder who will be doing the next voice acting for MGSVI or other titles. You think Konami will bring back Hayter?

        • Lex Radu

          Yeah, but to be honest, i want Kiefer Back, he is for me the Best Snake voice…Period!

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        Word bruh
        Everyone hates on him because he wa s the medic.
        Fuck them

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)
    • Full Options

      Bull-shitinformer.com or what ? ;D

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        Yep
        Mass mikkelsen is a heroine?

  • FMercenary

    MGS VR: when?

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)
    • Gatsu

      Omg omg omg

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      • Gatsu

        Omfg I’ve been waiting this for a long time XD !

      • Hopefully they’ll also do a remaster of Redemption.

        • Full Options

          Redemption 4K + HDR would be a must… R* is so busy these days…
          Need as well my GTA VI so bad.

      • Lex Radu

        Looks like a “The Magnificent Seven” type, which is an adaptation of the classic “Seven Samurai”

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

          Ah our Schoolboy Q and Ty Dolla-Listening S++ theorist badass is back
          Yeah I agree

          • Lex Radu

            ???…OK?

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Whoops

        • Gatsu

          Yeah saw similar comments in n4g :), it could be called something like that.

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        • I hope they’ll bring it to steam too

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            I am afraid it is only confirmed on PS4 & XBoxOne so far :/

            http://i.imgur.com/JAiLpDo.png

          • I knew that it would come out for consoles first, I mean later like GTAV 🙂

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            GTAV iteration of RAGE is probably also quite different from RDR2’s. In 1 year, everything is possible. The fact is that it would be better for them to reinsure the fanbase, so if no steam so far… Mah, I suppose they’ll try at least something, steam is a very serious target. Just wait and see.

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

    Nyxus it’s urgent !!!!
    https://mobile.twitter.com/Kaizerkunkun/status/787912697123737601
    Kojima is wearing Mads’ jacket

    • Full Options

      Mmm, Delta Airlines… Heading to the US ?? ;D

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        San Diego?

        • Full Options

          If California, could be SD WWS indeed..

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        Or Boston?
        To recruit people?

        • Full Options

          Nope, dunno, could be wrong but it is 3:35pm right now in LA and the tweet says 9:51am / 6hrs ago, not sure, but it appear to match.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Well the flight of Kojima posted pics after 9hrs after the boarding pic so I kinda doubt it but well….

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            Not 100% sure it was related, but 9hrs is the average time for a flight between Tokyo and LA, plus they had lunch at around 12h in LA, so even 1-2 hrs less or more should still put them towards CA or something (not sure, but I think the lunch pic was posted live as usual).

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Yeah so not recruitment but rather development
            Sounds rad

          • Full Options

            Still not sure.. Maybe both..

    • Perhaps he’s hinting at another Mikkelsen 3D scanning session?

      • Full Options

        Perhaps a percap session if in San Diego. The percap that could possibly go with his 3D mesh acquired in Sheffield ?? ;D

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        Yeah
        Hope so

    • Gatsu

      :O….

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        :3

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        Hehe
        Looks like your migraine will have to flee now
        Hype levels has flooded

        • Gatsu

          Indeed!

  • SNKtheStampede

    A couple of days ago I finally watched Sicario. What a great movie! Plus I realized only after I watched, that was the same couple, director and music composer, as Enemy, wich I loved. Talking about the composer, Johanson is from iceland, and kojima had some contacts there recently… I think it would be great if they worked together for DS.

    • Yeah that movie has a great soundtrack, very distinct.

      • SNKtheStampede

        I read that the percussions was meant to symbolize the heartbeat of an underground dwelling beast ready to attack. Wonderfully carried out!

        • Yeah, it had a very ominous effect.

          Anyone else trying to watch the Kojima / Yano recommended movies?

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Ex Machina Done
            Civil War Done
            Eh can I have a link of your article on that episode

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            Kingsman was awesome. In another style, The Intern was cool. Of course loved Fury Road and SW (despite I was expecting a bit more of this last one). Need to watch the rest.

        • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

          If that’s the case ,I need to watch it
          Thx m8

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      Prisoners is amazing

      Haven’t watched Sicario but will do
      I read the whole plot of arrival and I got tears
      Imagine what will happen when I watch the movie In theaters
      He’s also directing blade runner 2049Hope they confirm that Decker is a replicant
      Give me a small description of sicario
      Would like to know your thoughts

      • SNKtheStampede

        The main thing that struck me was camera movement. It had been so long since I have fallen in love with that aspect of a movie. Camera is a living being, it really express the mood on the screen, and it does so with great personality and overall smoothness and elegance. It pairs with a perfect ambient soundtrack that efficiently build suspense. I can think of some parallelism with mgsv on the side of both these elements. Once you’ll have watched the movie we can discuss those. As for the story, it is very mature, direct, and express violence through the general atmosphere than by simply depicting it in a figurative way. The last thing I want to mension is photohraphy. mexico’s barren land and sky are simply beautifully caught. Reminiscent a lot of the man who fell to earth, since set in the same area.

    • Full Options

      So freakin amazing ! Shower cabin as well, xD

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      Badass as fuckkkk

  • https://twitter.com/Ken1555/status/788080319853232128

    So.. uhm, yeah. Kojima is still in a process of hiring people.

    • Yes, but keep in mind he plans to hire people during the different stages of the development process for this game.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10879d4e9cafab479e89f6c1ab23977d55122f7c87543a1be4a20857b3fcb969.png

      From his Edge interview: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=28021

      • I read that. Don’t know how it will work honestly for his new game. Most of the AAA devs have 200-300 teams for it’s complex games. Kojima wants to make a studio with 100 people max at best but at the same time he hires them for a specific roles which is kinda strange. So, whatever talented guy there makes a soundtrack or some particles for the game will be fired later or what?

        • Full Options

          “Fired” is probably not the term you had in mind. “Not renewed” perhaps.. It depends on the type of contracts proposed by Koji-Pro to their employees.
          For the shorter ones, I suppose that if they work in a satisfying manner, there would be no reason why their contracts should not get renewed.
          After all, Koji-Pro has no guaranty of long-term success. Some have probably more permanent positions than others.
          Others can also have shorter contracts, that’s perfectly natural.

          The 200-300 you were mentioning are full of various type of contract sizes as well, depending many factors like their availability on a given project, for example. They are not always keeping all their employees after some projects, neither.

          When Hideo says 100 persons, is he talking about more permanent positions at longer terms ?

          • When Hideo says 100 persons, is he talking about more permanent positions at longer terms ?

            I don’t know, but I think yeah… In longer terms otherwise there is no point for saying that. Studios can’t operate just with Kojima, producer, assistant and one art director. I hope that game development is going smoothly but at this point we know absolutely nothing.

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            In all cases, he will be in a kind of permanent selection process, dismissing A+ staff in favor to S or S+, that’s the way it is.
            100 is not among the biggest, but still very substantial for an indy studio… That’s yet AAA size if compared to most indies… xD

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      Nahhhhhhhhh

  • FoxTamerMGO

    I want to see MGS SAGA on VR!!! <3333

    • Impossible for VR. Honestly, I don’t even think stealth gameplay is possible in VR at all. In some games you can’t even move god damn it… xD

      • FoxTamerMGO

        Yeah sadly :(.. I’ve tried playing VR games where you can move around.. it gave me severe discomfort and nausea.. I almost vomited :’/ If they can somehow fix that issue.. I don’t see why not make an MGS VR game.

      • Full Options

        We may be able to crouch for sneaking around but crawling would be so odd / uncomfortable / pointless. We will walk with pads only, during the up-coming years, although for say piloting simulations (racing, planes, space-ships, etc..), VR is awesomely suitable… Like we discussed somewhere few months ago, I am wondering if concepts will be hybrid, like wearing the helmet only when you seat in vehicles in GTA for example ?

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    • F***. I wanted to make a joke and you ruined it.

      Half-Life 3 confirmed!

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        Sorry buddy, Right, he is at Valve !! Washington county then.. !? Maybe why so cloudy and cold !! That explain the 1-2 hours dif with extreme west coast !!!

        • I think he is there for HTC Vive future products. Maybe discussing some plans for the future PC release with VR exclusivity deal.
          VR is confirmed for Death Stranding so there is a possibility that we will see it with HTC Vive.

          I honestly don’t know why he is there, but If I was Valve, I could easily give him Half-Life license to work with. He can do it.

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            R U sure DS will be VR compliant ?? I thought it was too soon for him at first glance..
            THX for the info in all cases !
            And LOL the Half-Life license, I would have gave him the full one !!! xD

          • I think DS will have some VR content. DS won’t be for VR, that’s for sure. Kojima is very interested in VR technology… Other then that, I don’t know why he should be at Valve… Half-Life license? xD

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            Could be partially VR for sure, and Boss’s ideas can evolve fast too… ;D After a light brainstorming… Yeah, perhaps he need help to seamlessly ensure the engine for steam, or something… Or maybe some specific top-notch acquisition equipment at their facilities…??

  • https://twitter.com/Kaizerkunkun/status/788536203700305920

    That precious iPad holds Death Stranding awesomeness.

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      Legendary iPad++

      • I’d like to order one, please.

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    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      Double bastards

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        LOL, he probably had a sleepless night, he was still tweetting only 2hrs before his “good morning” tweet. 😀

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