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A Hideo Kojima VR Project May Be Coming, As Soon As He Figures Out What
There might be a Hideo Kojima VR project in the works…as soon as Hideo Kojima himself can figure out what he wants it to be. The former Konami employee and genius behind the Metal Gear series spoke to Japanese magazine Famitsu about the possibility.
Kojima-san is still relatively fresh off the boat from his war against Konami, but he doesn’t appear to be letting his checkered past with the company slow him down as he immediately founded a new version of Kojima Productions and began work on other titles.
Kojima said that he believes that VR is the key to the development of new video games, but right now he has no ideas for a VR game made by his company.
There are a large number of different things that Kojima could do with VR if he truly wants something: He’s got a lot of groundswell in the entertainment industry and is looked up to as one of its bigwigs.
Not to mention that he’s already made business connections with award-winning filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro over Silent Hills, before the game’s unceremonious cancellation by Konami.
Toro has since said that if Kojima wanted to do anything with him again, he would jump at the chance.
For instance, if the two come up with something much like what they had envisioned for Silent Hills, they could very easily make a first-person horror game for the Oculus Rift or Playstation VR or any number of other VR headsets.
Combined with the art direction of horror manga artist Junji Ito, and Kojima Productions might be swarmed with emails about how many pairs of ruined pants people would be going through.
The possibility of a new stealth game as a Hideo Kojima VR project could also inject new life into the genre, increasing challenge due to having to rely on your own spatial awareness.
Considering that Kojima is free to do what he wants now that he’s not part of Konami, the possibilities are endless. Do any of your readers here have an idea of what could be Kojima Productions’s first step into virtual reality?