Hideo Kojima on PS4: features don't make the platform, it needs games

  • Posted March 8th, 2013 at 17:36 EDT by Kyle Prahl

Speaking to EDGE magazine, famed game director Hideo Kojima has described his feelings on PlayStation 4 and Sony's PS4 reveal at last month's PlayStation Meeting.

While Kojima was apparently too busy to watch the livestream, he was impressed by Sony's offerings. "First of all, I think that’s great, but it’s nothing special; you could see it coming," he said. "It’s the logical evolution of the platform and I think it has to head in that direction, hearing what [Edge described] is not surprising."

While these remarks come off as unimpressed, Kojima was quick to clarify. "Honestly, I think all of that is good and great. Social aspects, the multidevice direction: that’s correct, that’s the way to go. But just because it has these features doesn’t mean it’s going to be a success." According to Kojima, PS4 will live or die by its lineup of games, and Lead System Architect Mark Cerny has been reluctant to share details with the Metal Gear mastermind. "What will really determine whether or not it sells is what titles will be available for the platform. And unfortunately, even though I am friends with Mark Cerny, he’s never told me what other studios are working on. I even ate a meal with him recently and he didn’t tell me anything."

The full interview with Kojima will be published in EDGE's upcoming March 14 issue. Sound off in the comments if you agree (or disagree) with Kojima's sentiments, and stay glued to PSU.com for all things PS4.

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Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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