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The Division praised by Hideo Kojima: 'it makes me want to quit my job'

11 April 2014

The creator behind Tom Clancy’s The Division has revealed that Hideo Kojima has expressed much admiration for the upcoming MMO action-shooter.

Speaking with Examiner, Massive Entertainment’s David Polfeldt said that Kojima-san, who is best known as the mastermind behind Metal Gear and its various sequels, was only interested in one Ubisoft title at E3 lats year - The Division.

"Two minutes after E3 opened, we had Hideo Kojima come over to the Ubisoft booth and he said I want to see The Division. Then the press guy said politely, ‘okay so do you want to see the other Ubisoft games?’ [Kojima replied] ‘nope I just want to see The Division.’ The very first presentation we did at E3 was made for Hideo Kojima and his interpreter. Then he leans forward to his interpreter and he says ‘you guys are so good, it makes me want to quit my job'," commented Polfeldt.

"So that was the first presentation at E3, and you can imagine after having been in what we felt like a coal mine for a long time, you get [Hideo Kojima coming over to see The Division] within 5 minutes of the show opens. We were like ‘dude this has going to work.’ We had DICE over, we had Destiny over, everybody else came over and said guys, ‘this is excellent, what have you been doing? Please show it to us.’ That was a career highlight, absolutely!"

The Division is scheduled to ship for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One in late 2014.


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