Kojima: Betrayal of the user (within limits) is needed

Kojima expressed some of his views on the balance between using player feedback to enhance their products, and making risky decisions in order to keep things exciting.

“Unlike those old days where creators devote themselves creating game in the cell, today’s game development is more open to public. We try to create detailed directions by doing focus test repeatedly w users from the world. This is one of the intentions founding LA studio.”

“Although, you can’t expect excitement by providing what all users wished. Betrayal in good way w/i acceptable limits is needed. Because game is entertainment. But as long as it is an interactive, we need to adjust controls & systems reflected to the time we live today.”


One of the things Kojima could be referring to, is Snake’s changed voice actor, from David Hayter to Kiefer Sutherland, since the English Ground Zeroes trailer was released today. He has stated earlier that he wants to take risks with Metal Gear Solid V.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • PrinceHeir

    “Unlike those old days where creators devote themselves creating game in the cell, today’s game development is more open to public.”

    man would you look at that..

    Developers back then are more concerned in making games instead of having to respond to idiots who thinks they are offended by their game.

    that’s social media for you 😛

    • o1striker

      Damn straight. Just look at today’s games compared to the generations of the past. There used to be so much more creativity, though we do get some every now and then.

  • Kaniebas

    I don’t know….Kiefer’s voice still rubs me the wrong way in the English trailer. I just hope this is something we’ll get used to.

    • Nekkedsnake

      Maybe we can toggle Kiefer’s voice on and off. If we want Hayter we’d just switch to off. Now THAT would be the sickest MGS game feature!!

      • o1striker

        That would be awesome, but extraordinary unlikely.

        I’ll trust Kojima, and I agree with him that they should take risks, and not follow exactly what the fanbase wants. Kojima creates original games, like no other he gets the benefit of the doubt from me.

  • Markos

    Kojima, you want to take risks? Take this!! (kick 2 the groin)

  • William of Orange

    He might have took the risk to replace hayter with sutherland, but the overall voice acting is below average compared to all the other mgs titles. Skullface for example, he doesn’t even sound as dangerous and terrifying as he looks. Kiefer sounds on the other hand good, still miss hayter though.

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