PS4's social functions grab Hideo Kojima's attention
- Posted February 28th, 2013 at 08:45 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 10 Comments
The creator behind the Metal Gear franchise has shared his thoughts on Sony’s recently-unveiled home console, PlayStation 4.
Speaking with IGN, Hideo Kojima, who admitted he didn’t watch the machine’s reveal last week at the PlayStation Meeting, said he’s particularly intrigued by PS4’s social-oriented features.
“I can say that with every new generation of hardware the capabilities of the hardware increases. But up to this point it’s always been very much of a vertical evolution – of course, you expect things like visual fidelity, audio, frame rate. New features such as 3D capability, etc, etc. These things are a given. They come with the new hardware,” said Kojima.
“But what I’m really more interested in is other ways of expanding into the next generation – a more horizontal expansion, where you’re going to be doing things online, more of a social aspect. People will be able to interact with the game through various devices, through various media – such as tablets, smart phones, etc.”
Furthermore, the Kojima Productions boss said he’d like to implement some of these features into future Metal Gear titles.
“I think it’s this new type of interaction – this new ways of interacting with the game world – that’s more exciting to me. And I want to bring the Metal Gear franchise into that new wider world of interaction.”
Kojima-san is currently working on the next chapter in the Metal Gear franchise, titled Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
- 9:14am EST - February 28th, 2013
kojima is a twitter addict he tweets every meal and every place he goes
- 9:17am EST - February 28th, 2013
Hydraulboy | NastyReputation
- 10:24am EST - February 28th, 2013
I want ground zeros for ps4 ..
Perishing_Mind | Ernad_BMW
- 11:37am EST - February 28th, 2013
I don't believe too much in this social media thing, I mean yeah it's obviously a big deal around the internet but we really don't need it coupled with our gaming habits. I can't see it being that useful as they want to make us think. Believe me no one of your or mine facebook friends care about what you play on your future ps4, what progress you make etc...just my 2 cents
- 12:04pm EST - February 28th, 2013
No, very few people care about your gamming on face book, but you can build a fan base if that's something you're into. Ultimately though if you're antisocial you arent the target audience for those features, the general public on the other hand tweets, blogs, facebooks, tublrs and instagrams everything they do, these people have friends that follow everything they do and similarly do the same thing. If everyone in you class or at work has the system then they'll all be sharing info and occasional gaming together. These are the people they want to want their new system most.
Azimuth85 | Azimuth85
- 12:11pm EST - February 28th, 2013
I hate the "share button".
- 2:41pm EST - February 28th, 2013
It'd be interesting how Kojima goes about his implementation, since Metal gear games are super linear and narrative driven. @6
That's why it's just one of the MANY things they improved upon with the ps4. We'll all get the AAA blockbuster content that we've come to expect from Playstation, these social aspects are just more options to be honest.
masta_js | masta_js
- 2:43pm EST - February 28th, 2013
You guys don't understand that by social they're talking about the consoles whole operating system, including all things like video or voice chat. I mean Facebook is not a must. If you have many friends on your psn list and some of them may be interested in what you are playing at that right moment. That's a good way to decide if you want to buy a game or not. The only way to see gameplay at this time is through YouTube or by demo which not all games have.
- 10:32pm EST - February 28th, 2013
As long as it's an option you can turn on and off, or make your ps4 custom then Im all for it, but if its something that is like a requirement then I have to disagree. I dont care about facebook or twitter. Especcially not on my game console. I have a cell phone and a computer. Thats plenty of social media time. I dont need it jammed down my throat everywhere I go or on everything I interact with. Sometimes getting away from technology and social media is a good thing every now and then.
- 10:22am EDT - May 22nd, 2013
There's going to be TERRABYTES of useless fan videos out there, just like there's terrabytes of useless tweets and FB comments out there, but, the gamers are sure going to be happy bragging that way.
This and Spectator Mode are things I DIDN'T hear yesterday.
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