Kojima on the magic of game development, and why it doesn’t feel like he’s starting from scratch

For the past days, Kojima has been touring the world together with Mark Cerny to visit some of the biggest Sony studios around the globe. The goal of the trip was to research and explore the various technologies used for game development in these studios, and meet with the people behind the games. Yesterday, the tour concluded with a visit to Quantic Dream in Paris. Today, Kojima shared some of his feelings following the trip.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” by Arthur C Clark
Here’s my feeling after the intensive studio visit.


So I may conclude that the game creation is to use magic to this real world with the use of the latest technology. Or to say, to make the dream of the people in this real world come true by magic. But just having technology doesn’t mean you can make magic.

Human resources who can maneuver technology and the environment to pull out their talent is necessary. And most importantly the vision of the studio has to be accurate in order to embrace technology, human resources and environment. With all of these facts make the latest technology magic.

"With people at London studio. Thank you!"
“With people at London studio. Thank you!”

And what I’ve earned the most in this trip: start up the new studio, hire the staff to work with, find the office, construct organization, work on the latest technology, and step into the challenge of creating the new magic. This might sound as if I’m starting over from scratch.

But I got fans supporting me, friends who share my dream with, all over in this world. So it’s not starting from scratch. I continue creating the cutting edge game that I’ve been doing for 30 years, as always done.


Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

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