Hideo Kojima Wants You to Play Metal Gear Solid V on PS4; Shows Tablet Touch Controls

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is going to be released soon on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3, and Director Hideo Kojima would like gamers to play the game on PS4, as he mentioned today on Twitter:

At the end of next month PS4, the long awaited next generation console will be released in Japan. Ground Zeroes will also be released at the end of the month after that. Ground Zeroes will also be launch on current generation consoles, but I want you to play on PS4 if possible.

He also continued by mentioning a little paradox between East and West:

I was talking in an interview overseas and they told me: “Next generation console? Here PS4 and ONE are already current generation”

In addition to that Kojima-san also gave another glimpse on the touch controls of the game when using a tablet, commenting “If you output the iDroid on a tablet or  smartphone you can pitch and slide using a finger”


It’s worth mentioning that Kojima-san probably wasn’t expressing a brand preference in favor of PlayStation 4 (even if you never know with him: it wouldn’t be the first time he lets something like that slide), but he was most possibly talking about the next generation version as opposed to the old generation version, since the Xbox One still doesn’t have a firm release date in Japan.

Update: Kojima just tweeted the same message in English. I kind of expected him to add “and Xbox One” for the English version, but he didn’t. You can find the first English tweet here, and the second here.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will launch in North America on March 18th for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. Unfortunately no PC version has been announced for the moment, but considering that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance got a late port on PC, we can possibly hold on some hope for Ground Zeroes to receive the same treatment.

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  • Huseyin Unsal

    LOL maybe the PS4 version is at a higher resolution.


      maybe its at 30fps aswell like ps4 games

      • Shinkei DEI

        Maybe it’s at 30fps as well like all xbone games *fixed*

        You are welcome.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Well, obviously. I didn’t think anyone had any delusions about this.

  • Anime10121

    Last paragraph…taken into the context of what he said…seems to be the most likely scenario.

  • SilentHashassin

    Hideo Kojima always looks like he is up to something.

  • Gariya

    “Unfortunately no PC version has been announced”.

    More like fortunately. Less Pee-C mustard rice being obnoxious.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      People that want to play the game on PC are gonna be *more* “obnoxious” if they can’t. Just saying.

      • Opt1kon

        Even with it they become obnoxious I would know because I used to throw my specs at everyone especially for wanting GTA5 on PC

    • Digitally Afflicted

      You can always play Windows8 on pc 🙂

      • Averix

        That’s a game you can’t win.

  • Michael Clanton

    very misleading headline, of course he wants you to play it on the PS4 in japan, its the only one of the two next gen consoles that will be out by then…sigh, fanboy bait, and crappy headlines.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      It repeats words by words what he said, and what he probably means is explained in the article.

      Or maybe you think we should have misquoted him for the sake of those that jump up like they’ve been slapped whenever a developer dares to mention a platform and not the other?

      Maybe you should just read past the headline and solve the problem. It normally helps, with every article.

      • Eagles83

        I agree but the context of what he probably meant should have been mentioned at the top of the article and not at the end. Mentioning it at the end is kind of like the small print on products or advertisements in that it is often overlooked.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          It’s simply our policy to put personal opinions, comments and interpretations at the end, as they’re obviously less relevant than the word from the lion’s mouth.


      what do you expect this is a pony site….converstion over a ps3 and ps4 version of the game and which ones better..some how they have to bring xbox into the mix and make it sound bad when writing pointless articles when they no for a FACT hes not talking about it in anyway

      • You are flat out wrong

        Cry harder.

        • DJ KID BLAST

          i will for you while im playing all my lovely next gen exclusive games while you have to sit there and play knack and them old compressed laggy old gen games they announced ps4#lastgenconfirmed no money for new games hahahahah

          • Mikesims Sims

            You are wrong, mentally ill, and delusional.

          • bowserslovechild

            The horrible thing is, he’s carrying on. What an idiot.

          • You are flat out wrong

            You mean your mediocre 360 ports and ex-Kinect crap no one wanted? Oh, and not forgetting the worthless 3 year old camera no one asked for.

            Xbox apologists really are the scum of the earth. Can’t wait to get my PS4 for Infamous, an actual next gen exclusive built for the system. Xdrone tears will be flowing!

          • Zohak Diaz

            You tell’m yo. Madden is the krunk. Sexbox one wins.

      • Zohak Diaz

        Sexbox one the best, yo. I got yo back. Pony time.

        • Budgiecat

          of course you got his back you brokeback Xbot homos have fun on your gaysexbox

          • Zohak Diaz

            Makin fun of the “DJ”. Sarcasm is not your strong suit I see.

  • John Svensson

    Listen, if Kojima wants you to play on PS4, then you play it on PS4.


    • Guest

      Too bad Chuck Norris is a has been, just like $0N¥.

  • Suzaku Kururugi

    Okay Kojima-san!!

  • Dennis Crosby

    No he was talking about gamer in Japan he wants them to play on ps4 because that the only next Gen console that will be released in time for the game

  • AlexH

    PS4 is garbage, no games, indie crap.
    more like PS3.5

    • lmao…dumb ass

    • DaveyF’nJones

      U mad xbot, cause you can’t find a PS4 in stores, still sold out, huh.

      • DJ KID BLAST

        you do know that because they cant afford to make any consoles right?! sony are as broke as the next man on the street! thts why all the new games being announced for it…arnt actually new there old games from the ps3 haha

        • Bankai

          Man, you really are an idiot. It was funny at first, but now I feel bad for you.

          • Zohak Diaz

            He’s a’right, he just krunkin from smoking too much whack. Peace.

        • Zohak Diaz

          yo yo yo you must be smokin whack. You hatin too much. DJ KID BLAST in tha hizzle, talkin shizzle bout nizzle, yo. WORD. PEACE OUT.

        • lesrima88

          Xbox One defense force Activate!!

          • Budgiecat

            shape of…..a turd!

        • lesrima88

          demand>supply simple economics bitch

    • Jessika S.

      A side from system exclusive they both have the same games. What are you talking about WAKE UP!!!!!!!!

    • Bankai

      Yet it’s outselling the Xbone by a million or more.

      • DJ KID BLAST

        the x1 is in 13 countries..ps4? 53 countries and been out a week longer…only 1mill more? hahahaha pathetic, sack the lot no wonder there near enough bankrupt

        • Bankai

          You can use that as an excuse all you want, but it changes nothing. You must not remember how the PS4 sold over a million units on launch day and it only launched in North America, while the Xbone launched in North America and Europe, yet it only managed to match that number.

          Also, it’s kind of hard for people to buy something that’s rarely on shelves, unlike the Xbone which isn’t hard to find – plus, a million is a very large number, you’d know that if you weren’t a Microsheep. And Sony is far from near bankrupt, they’re still a multi-million dollar company, but I wouldn’t expect a neophyte like yourself to know that.

          Now go back to school, learn how to spell, use proper grammar and state facts, then me come back and try to hold an intelligent conversation.

          • DJ KID BLAST

            omg it gets worse hahahahahahaaha 1 million in a day in 1 country, so theyve only sold 3 mill in 52 countries since hahahahahahaha WOW WHAT A FAIL….erm sony are in the red they are in Billions of debt they are selling off all there real estate to pay the costs… sony are known in the business as junk hahahahah http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/sonys-financial-rating-falls-to-just-above-junk/

          • Guest

            PS4 is also outselling the X1 in most of the same 13 countries as well. The Germany launch was literary a riot.

    • DMPrince

      GTFO of here with that crap


  • Chillbrah

    There ya go xbots, Kojima himself telling you where the best experience for the Metal Gear action will be


      please show me where he mentions the sexbox?! he is talking about ps3 & ps4 can you not read

      • Zohak Diaz

        Don’t be dissin my sexbox one, yo.

        • bowserslovechild

          It’s okay, he just needs to grow the f*** up a little.

  • Solid Snake

    well this confirms it PS4 version is the best…


      well obviously its better then ps3 version, if you needed someone to confirm that for you instead of working it out yourself id see some one if i was you

      • Zohak Diaz

        oh, snap.

      • Solid Snake

        Its a bit obvious I was talking about the next gen versions….
        The PS4 version will be better than the Xbox One version, just like how every multiplatform game is better on PS4.

        • DJ KID BLAST

          yer it looks like it… they actually all look better on xbox like they did for the last 8 years on 360 aswell… i can get more comparrisons if you want the x1 vers battlefield destroys the weakstation4 haha, do you get tired of having an inferior system? even knack its MAJOR exclusive…cringe, the ps4 cant handle and runs like turd will low fps because its a cpu heavy game but gddr5 is absolute trash for the cpu!…. i keep on wondering if sony will ever find where they put that 50% more power.. theyve kept quite about since e3?! any news on that one?!

          • DJ KID BLAST

            the power of that GDDr5 though WOOOOWWWW look at that quailty, thats 50% more powerful quick let me go out an buy one!!!! hahahahahahahah

          • DJ KID BLAST


          • bowserslovechild

            Yep, continuing a pointless argument with yourself is the way forward. Bravo. Well done. Have an Internet biscuit.

            Oh, BTW, you will find the extra power floating around the exclusives, which (coming from a pro-Nintendo guy) look so appealing, I’m not sure I will need a ‘sexbox’ this gen.

            Don’t be a fanboy hater, because you just come across as a brainless, 12-year-old-minded sheep yourself.

          • You are flat out wrong
          • Solid Snake

            lol go look up what digitalfoundry said about that comparison. then go put your head down in shame.

          • DJ KID BLAST

            “there are one or two unusual differences that stand out. In the latter part of the first stage, some lower-resolution artwork is present on the PS4, with sand textures across the ground appearing as a blurry mess” i just did the ps4 is a mess… it should say bit like when it couldnt hack-knack..a steady 14fps i heard…that power though! i would hang my head in shame if wasted my money on that trash! but thankfully i havent!

      • Alex Carmona

        Which means the PS4 version is better than the xb1 seeing as the xb1 is just slightly more souped up than the PS3 lol

  • NeoMahi

    He wants you to play it on PS4 so much! That he stabbed Sony in back by making most of his appearances on Microsoft’s stage with Don Mattrick that helped singlehandedly destroy the Xbone out the gate. Kojima still emphasizes the Xbone over PS4. I think he’s come to a realization that he just bet on the wrong horse and the hand that really feed him is luring him in and about to slap him in the face. He’s lucky Sony is so forgiving. He straight up abandoned them and sold out to Microsoft. Anyone who thinks otherwise hasn’t been keeping up on current events and are Konami tools. He stuck up for and pushed for Sony when Sony gave him platforms worth developing on and made him a star. When did Microsoft do that on the MSX? Kojima forgot that really quick once Microsoft offered him a lot of money. PS fans are just being jerked around. Kojima doesn’t care. Metal Gear has been awesome! There’s no doubt, but to think Kojima cares for his fanbase or even where he came from and who made him what he is today, he’s a BUSINESSMAN! He could care less about your new born girl or how the economy is affecting you as long the economy serves him.

    • Guest

      Serves $0N¥ and you pauperlemmings right.

      • NeoMahi

        First off, nobody really listens to anyone with a guest tag and secondly, where does this “Pauper” term come from? Is it some stupid British, Irish, or Scottish slang? Since when does it make anyone look better–even if they’re already a douche-bag– to harp on or place any kind of label on someone for being less-fortunate than another. That would make anyone a self-centered egotistical soulless and heartless ass no matter what the conversation at hand is be it politics, religion, or whichever. You’re one of the worst people whose ever tried to communicate with me and you really ought to be ashamed of yourself as an embarrassment to yourself and your family. You don’t know anybody or their circumstances and you have no right to label anyone as such. I would be embarrassed to know you or ANYONE for that matter that would disgrace themselves by limiting anyone to social status. Its a discussion of common interest and while discussion of it makes it interesting, you deserve–as does anyone else– to get socked in the gut and sucker-punched! If I ever meet you face-to-face and catch you treating ANYONE like that again, I’ll knock you the frick out and put you right in their position. GROW UP you sterilized faggit!

        • bowserslovechild

          Pauper is an English word that means flat-broke, no deniro, brassic (Cockney rhyming slang for boracic lint), no flow. It is part of the Queen’s English, and by no means slang.

          But the guy IS a sterilized faggit.

          • NeoMahi

            Ah. Thanks.

  • RealityCheck2013

    MGS = PlayStation 😛


      yer it used to be untill they couldnt afford to keep all there exclusives…they should of just got a loan

  • twinspectre

    and i’ll play it on my PLAYSTATION 4


    i know you are all brainless sheep but if you read and think at the same time, he is talking about ps3 and ps4 releases…. then says but i would rather you play it ps4…..(out of the 2) in conversation maybe?! i dont know but thats how conversations normally work 😉

    • Zohak Diaz

      DJ KID BLAST up in the hizzle. Peace.

      • Budgiecat

        Not impressed by his DJ skills….

    • Guest

      This site is full of retarded paupers alright. But all tards from N4G and GAF come here and they all have no life and low IQ.

      • NeoMahi

        And what’s your excuse for being here? I ought to drop you in the dirt.

  • Sean Sharpe

    Me? I’m going to play it on my last gen X-Box 360 since current generation consoles just aren’t very exciting to me.