During a panel at DICE Summit, Legendary Metal Gear Solid creator and Kojima Productions founder Hideo Kojima shared his feelings about his current situation.
Kojima-san feels “extremely free” right now that he’s leading his new Kojima Productions studio. Yet, he’s trying to make a “big, very edgy game” with an extremely small team.
He’s working with Sony for his first game, so he wants to do a game where he’s doing exactly what he wants to do, but at the same time it needs to satisfy the fans, and sell at the same time, so he feels a bit of pressure and needs to be careful.
Yet, he clarified that he has absolutely no intention to change anything he does in order for the game to be a hit or to sell more. He has to create a game that he wants to play, and that he wants people to play, and within that, he wants to figure out ways in which that can appeal to the market making it a successful game.
That said, he can make the adjustments that he chooses himself, and that makes him feel “extremely free.”