Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has admitted that he is growing tired of people asking him whether or not Konami has any plans to bring Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to the Xbox 360.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Kojima stated, "I’ve been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows, and half the questions are like ‘Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?’, and in the near future I hope they’ll ask me about Metal Gear, about us, about our future projects, and will stop caring about the hardware.”
When pushed specifically on MGS4’s exclusivity and its chances of coming to the 360, Kojima again reiterated that he believed the success of the franchise had become synonymous with the PlayStation brand, and that "because MGS4 was optimised for the PS3 it is probably not possible".
"But, you know, what kind of disturbs me sometimes, because a lot of people ask me about this PS3/360 question, is that it’s not about the hardware – I want people to look at the game itself. Sometimes I even feel like it should be on a PC so that people don’t ask me about hardware and platforms,” he continued.
When asked on the possibility of producing multiplatform games in the future, Kojima replied: "If we’re talking about the future – not MGS4, but my future titles, if we’re referring to that – if the hardware technology rises then obviously, you know, it won’t be based on the hardware anymore. Probably I will first create the software and then, um, it’s a strange word to say, but port to other hardware if that technological ability rises in all areas."