Hideo Kojima has recently shed some light to some of the changes happening within the process of making games at Kojima Productions, in particular Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and how it may explain David Hayter absence in the game.
“In fact, the initial plan of “5″ was to do performance capture which takes voice, facial expression and action all at once. But if you do this, I have to stay in Hollywood for some amount of period of time, which I couldn’t do, so as compromise, we take action in Japan and voice and facial in Hollywood.”
Game Developers Conference 2013 organizers have announced a special lecture from Konami’s Hideo Kojima, who will publicly show his division’s FOX Engine in detail for the first time, via demonstrations of the development process and workflow behind Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes.
Teased last August, Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes is set to be an open-world spin on the Metal Gear saga, built using Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine, and targeting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Dave Cook recently spoke with Hideo Kojima via VG24/7 about his collaboration with Platinum Games, and why he fears Ground Zeroes could bomb.
Some notable parts are:
He’s worried that Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be a financial failure as a result of breaking new ground. Ever the rebel, he said he’ll be less worried when his bosses at Konami start asking difficult questions surrounding the project.
“I’m going to be treading a lot of taboos,” he continued, “and a lot of mature themes that really are quite risky. Honestly, I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to release the game. Even if I did release the game, maybe it wouldn’t sell because it’s all too much.
Just about every theory has been thrown out there in regards to the trailer of The Phantom Pain, and obviously this year we should get some real answers, but in the meantime an interesting little tidbit has been found. In The Phantom Pain trailer you have have what appears to be Snake beat up and staggering around being led by an ally with his face bandaged. Who is that man?
Our Affiliate http://www.metalgearsolid.be has been up to some very good investigative work and have brought some new details into focus from the trailer.
While many elements bind Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain , others differ. First, what seems most obvious are the flags, one American, the other British. This detail, Hideo Kojima (and Joakim Mogren) wishes (n) the does not escape us. These two flags are clearly highlighted in the two trailers.
Here is a four part interview with Hideo Kojima at the Eurogamer Expo 2012.