LBP dev was worried Kojima-san wouldn't like MGS content
- Posted September 10th, 2009 at 11:55 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 16 Comments
Media Molecule has admitted the company had its concerns as to whether or not Hideo Kojima would approve of LittleBigPlanet’s lovable MGS-inspired SackBoy caricatures and assorted content.
“We were slightly worried that our first attempts weren’t going to go down too well,” Mark Healey told VG247. “We see Metal Gear Solid as quite serious, a hardcore, intense thing. Obviously, what we did was quite cute, almost satirical. But they loved it. They’ve got a great sense of humour and they really embraced it.”
Fellow Media Molecule co-founder Kareem Ettouney also chipped in, revealing that Kojima-san was particularly impressed with the results and that the Metal Gear Solid team were fully supportive of the project.
“It was really great,” he said, adding, “We met Mr Kojima in America, and he was telling us how excited he was, how much he liked the results.”
“We got a lot of support from the Metal Gear Solid team – beautiful assets. Everyone was really excited. It was a very smooth example of collaboration which celebrated the two brands and retained the identity of the two.”
Our review of LittleBigPlanet can be read here.
- 6:56am EDT - September 10th, 2009
how could he not love that moustache ? XD
- 7:37am EDT - September 10th, 2009
add the paint gun !!
- 7:42am EDT - September 10th, 2009
@1 looooooooooool X$D
- 8:19am EDT - September 10th, 2009
hes japanese, of course he liked it. they like things like this.
and the big paycheck probably had a part to play.
- 9:06am EDT - September 10th, 2009
Then what if Sackboy were ot be in MGS4... MM would look silly & Kojima would Lol ABOUT THAT ALL NIGHT LONG!
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 9:16am EDT - September 10th, 2009
How about Sephiroth? Were still waiting...
- 9:38am EDT - September 10th, 2009
I'm still waiting for the Week 1 T-Shirt...
- 10:18am EDT - September 10th, 2009
You actually bought that? :D
- 10:21am EDT - September 10th, 2009
please we need Kojima sackboy NOW!!!! :)
- 11:33am EDT - September 10th, 2009
I hate Metal Gear Solid, but the DLC was awesome. I love how creative the developers are, and this is easily the best LBP Content I have ever had the pleasure of downloading. I personally preferred the Story campaign to LBP than the online levels because I found it much more satisfying to see what the developers could do with such a creative game. Giving us the tools to create anything is one thing, but showing us what they can do themselves with such tools is another.
I'd love to see more game-themed DLC for LBP, especially exclusives. The level pack, as I'm sure everyone will agree is the best DLC they have provided us with so far. PLEASE give us some more!
- 11:38am EDT - September 10th, 2009
I love how everyone feels like they're under so much pressure to satisfy Mr.Kojima. I guess it comes with the territory though. I loved the MGS pack, wish there were more like it.
Ghost-Rhayne | Ghost-Rhayne
- 12:30pm EDT - September 10th, 2009
you hate MGS? with bold letters? :O i think its abit of a shame when people cant get into MGS, they are really missing out on one of the biggest most popular cult legends of video gaming ever. the MGS series will ALWAYS stand as a behemoth of a legacy even after the franchise comes to an end.
- 1:33pm EDT - September 10th, 2009
C'mon Hideo was fiending over Super Smash Bros. Why would he be upset over his characters in LBP?
- 5:03pm EDT - September 10th, 2009
yeah, i'd be nervous too when presenting something that involves MGS to Mr. Kojima. but, they did well in the end!
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 8:11pm EDT - September 10th, 2009
it's advertising for him and MGS. No reason he wouldn't love it. Heck I bought it and am not a huge MGS fan and I'm not dissing MGS I do like the game but have too much to do to enjoy it at this time.
- 8:03pm EDT - September 13th, 2009
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