Hideo Kojima’s newest game, Death Stranding, is still in the infancy of its development, but that won’t stop him from talking about it and how he feels it fits within his career.
In an interview with BBC Newsbeat, Kojima-san talked about how fans of his games may feel when they approach his newest endeavor.
“We want this game to be something that people can get into easily but after an hour or two they’ll start to notice something a little different. It’s not like anything they’ve played before.
“Bands that everyone remembers take risks. They constantly change their music from previous albums, adapting and evolving through the ages.
“They might lose some fans along the way, but they bring in new ones. That’s the kind of approach I want to take with my new game.”
Kojima-san went on to express how he feels much of the entertainment industry will look in the not-too-distant future.
“In life, people are very busy doing lots of things. The time you have to choose what media or entertainment you experience is dwindling. More and more people are looking at types of media that combine elements together.
“If we just make a game people are less likely to choose that as something to do. They would rather engage in something that combines different forms of entertainment together. That’s where we need to focus our efforts, on this convergence.”
Recently, Kojima Productions, the studio Hideo Kojima founded following his 30 year career with Konami, released a series of photos and a video, providing a tour of the new creative space.