Kojima Reacts to Criticism on Metal Gear Solid V’s Platform Comparison: Comparing with MGS4 “Nonsense”

on February 17, 2014 9:18 PM

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Director Hideo Kojima is quite obviously looking at the comments filtering through after the posting of the screenshot comparison between the various versions of the game of and he had some comments of his own, posted on Twitter.

We published comparison pictures between consoles since we received so many questions. Once I said that we carefully adjusted content and controls so that they can be equally fun on all platforms, people say “then next-gen is meaningless”. Well, I want people to play the next-gen version if they are able to afford it, and for those that can’t, just play  the current-gen version, as it is indeed multiplatform.

I may publish the comparison video between platforms for Ground Zeroes tomorrow since it is a holiday in the US.

Next-gen versions look better because of the high specs of the consoles, but what I want you to feel that we’re pursuing a photorealistic image even with the current generation version. FOX Engine was created to achieve that. Though, it’s nonsense make a comparison between Metal Gear Solid 4 and Ground Zeroes since GZ is  an open world game.

Kojima-san previously went on record stating that the studio is releasing Ground Zeroes as a prologue to give us a taste of the next generation. We’ll have to see if that morsel will be enough to make us crave the main course. Personally, I’m already hungry. What about you?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.