We were able to catch a short interview with the legendary Hideo Kojima from Konami and Kojima Productions, thanks to Pluto Games! So we tried to ask a few of the questions that we felt mattered, in the limited amount of time we had. Please keep in mind that a translator was translating my questions and Hideo Kojima’s answers.
WaSaBe: How are you doing today?
Kojima: I’m enjoying it, I never expected Dubai to be so wintry *laughs*!
WaSaBe: How would you compare working with Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, compared to your other work with the Metal Gear Solid series?
Kojima: Well, if it was all done by us, the MGR wouldn’t have realized. It is within the Metal Gear universe and it is a Metal Gear game, but it’s a very different Metal Gear Game. By hack and slash, you would feel revealed [Stress relieve] . This is unprecedented in terms of, you can hack and slash from anywhere and any part and it works!
WaSaBe: Now that we have a spinoff of the Metal Gear Solid series focusing on Raiden, is there a possibility of having a spin-off focusing on Gray Fox *Kojima Laughs* Ocelot or Liquid?
Kojima: I want to!
WaSaBe: That would be every fans dream come true!
Kojima: I can’t assure you that it is going to realize, but personally I want to make it. [a game based on Gray Fox]
WaSaBe: What would you say about the idea of mixing the mecha robots from MGS and ZOE in one game?
Kojima: *laughs* it’s a different universe!
WaSaBe: So can’t you see a spin-off of a battle between them? *Kojima Laughs*
Kojima: Uh, I feel like I would to see it but as a creator I see it as [a different universe].
WaSaBe: Do you have any plans or wants to make a sequel to Snacher *Kojma Laughs* or ZOE
Kojima: Alot of people ask me that question. If I did that, it means I wouldn’t be able to do something different. So if somebody else, would like to do that [Snatcher sequel].
WaSaBe: Hopefully you find a studio like Platinum games or another one to make the game (IE. finding a great partner to fit the game)
Kojima: Somewhere else probably [other than platinum games]
WaSaBe: Lastly, what do you have to say to the people in this region?
Kojima: I am paying a great attention to this region, and this is first time for me to come here, but I saw a great development. Also the fusion between global technology and different cultures living togethe, co-existening. And I’m sure that the market is going to grow and then I’m sure that the games from this regions is going to come out one day so I would like to help, very much.
WaSaBe: Mr. Kojima San, Thank you
Kojima: Thank you