MGS 4 has 200-strong development team
- Posted October 16th, 2007 at 06:45 EDT by
- 18 Comments
In a recent interview, assistant producer at Kojima Productions Ryan Payton revealed that they have over 200 developers working hard on the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
"...The game is definitely under a lot of pressure, because the way things are turning out, this could be the first "must have" PlayStation 3 title on store shelves”, he said.
“Or, if not the first, then the second or the third. So, in that sense, there's a lot relying on it. People at Sony know that, and we've got literally 200 guys working on this title, day and night, making sure that it's perfect," Payton added.
"...We've been just beefing up the team as we get deeper and deeper into development. And then maybe after the game is finished, we'll get a little bit leaner and meaner, but right now we've got over 200 people working on it," he continued.
Kojima has already confirmed that they will be utilizing Blu-ray to the fullest and with one of the largest development teams for one title; they should undoubtedly have the manpower to accomplish the task.
Stay tuned for more information.
- 1:51am EDT - October 16th, 2007
This is a great fact more flexability and more focus, hope its comes out great.
- 1:55am EDT - October 16th, 2007
cant wait for this game
- 2:01am EDT - October 16th, 2007
Priority #1. What ever it costs, whatever resources are needed - do it.
MGS 4 must be the greatest game of all time - nothing short. Everything relies on it being so.
- 2:22am EDT - October 16th, 2007
I hope that the release date for this game is on track and that it stays exclusive to PS3 (a port to PC would be ok, but only if it's a 6-12 delay!). Although, I can't see how X360 can ever get this game! Not on one disc anyway!
- 2:24am EDT - October 16th, 2007
Cleaner my brother, Im 100% behind you, MGS is the greatest series ever! the wait is unbearable, Im salivating in anticipation!
- 3:05am EDT - October 16th, 2007
Does any one know if they are using single layer or double layer blu-rays? I want to see someone use a whole 50GB, and if any recent game is going to use it, I would guess that it would be MGS4.
- 3:10am EDT - October 16th, 2007
this will be a great game no doubt about it but im not sure it will beat mgs3.
- 3:18am EDT - October 16th, 2007
Blachaze - I agree, MGS 3 is a hard act to follow. Story wise & gameplay innovation - it stood out on PS2 like a beakon of light.
Having said that - MGS 4 will be a console maker or breaker and hence there is a lot riding on snakes shoulders. So far we have been let down quite a few times with PS3 - so I pray they dont let us down with this one. Make this a winner!
- 4:12am EDT - October 16th, 2007
I dont like this game, but I would purchase it... Seems like they will be the first to take PS3 all the way, well at least as far as anyone has gotten.
- 4:30am EDT - October 16th, 2007
- 7:05am EDT - October 16th, 2007
I'm really looking forward to this. This game is yet another good reason to get a PS3.
- 9:46am EDT - October 16th, 2007
MGS4 = posibly the best ps3 game ever... unless mgs5 comes out ... :P
- 12:21pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
"I don't like this game, but I would purchase it" ?????
- 2:29pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
@MatrixSixaxis, no, not even the hardware would be able to run this, even if the 360 HAD enough storage space to hold this game.
@Anthony, it's going to be double layered.
@The Cleaner, while I admit, this is a MASSIVE title for the PS3, we still have a crapload of other exclusives to back us up. And they weren't bad. The only one to not get flat out awesome reviews was Lair and I personally thought it was a good game and so did a crapload of other people. No other exclusives have really been a letdown.
- 7:34pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
Boy,This Payton guy REALLY hates the ps3.Am i glad that he's not one of the 200 guys.
- 8:50pm EDT - October 16th, 2007
I hope this is a true console seller. I'd love to play this game.
- 7:20pm EDT - October 17th, 2007
This game is gonna be the shizzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 6:52am EDT - October 20th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... if i only ever got one more ps3 game i would hope it would be this because this could the game of the century
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