MGS 4 has 200-strong development team

In a recent interview, assistant producer at Kojima Productions Ryan Payton revealed that they have over 200 developers working hard on the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. 

"…The game is definitely under a lot of pressure, because the way things are turning out, this could be the first "must have" PlayStation 3 title on store shelves”, he said.

“Or, if not the first, then the second or the third. So, in that sense, there’s a lot relying on it. People at Sony know that, and we’ve got literally 200 guys working on this title, day and night, making sure that it’s perfect," Payton added.

"…We’ve been just beefing up the team as we get deeper and deeper into development. And then maybe after the game is finished, we’ll get a little bit leaner and meaner, but right now we’ve got over 200 people working on it," he continued.

Kojima has already confirmed that they will be utilizing Blu-ray to the fullest and with one of the largest development teams for one title; they should undoubtedly have the manpower to accomplish the task.

Stay tuned for more information.

Source: Gamasutra