Everyone has been holding their breath, waiting to find out what Hideo Kojima and his small crew at the lean and very new Kojima Productions will be doing for their first game. Well, a small morsel of information has been revealed by the Silent Hills creator, giving fans an idea on what's in the pipeline.
GamesRadar grabbed a choice quote from an interview that Kojima had with Famitsu, conveniently and handily translated by Gematsu. According to Kojima, fans of The Division and Uncharted will thoroughly enjoy the upcoming game...
We’re thinking about everything all at once, including the plot, characters, and game systems. Since certain parts are fairly new, we cannot help but experiment.
It's hard to instantly get excited when a game like The Division is jammed in there with Uncharted. The first thing that comes to mind is the sort of lifeless approach to social scenarios The Division uses for its MMO theme while being laced with plenty of glitches, and then the next thing that comes to mind is trying to bridge the sterile multiplayer experience from The Division with Uncharted 4. It's not a real pretty sight.
In fact, I have absolutely no idea what kind of game Kojima is referencing with that combination. If he used the comparison Watch Dogs and Uncharted I would be all over that. If he mentioned maybe GTA and Uncharted it would also make a lot of sense. But The Division and Uncharted 4 are very different games in how they handle their open-world setup. The former is more instanced based like the old Korean MMOs, where-as the latter is more sandbox based like the Hitman games.
Anyway, this description has still left gamers completely confused and curious about what Kojima Productions next game might be like. A lot of gamers are still hoping that Norman Reedus still manages to find his way into Kojima's next game after Silent Hills was cancelled by Konami; and many feel that Reedus' inclusion would instantly raise the appeal of the title. However, I can't really see Reedus' character leaping across large chasms and parkouring around like Spider-Man without his web.
Of course, we'll have to wait and see how this all turns out because according to Kojima they're still just in the concept and pre-production phase of development. So we can't really expect to see anything come to fruition until maybe a year or two from now, depending on how good the coders are and how solid the groundwork is laid when it comes to core mechanics.
For now gamers will just have to sit back and bite whatever little bits of information Kojima feeds them with his cryptic descriptions and vague impressions of his upcoming title. The unannounced project is being funded in part by Sony Interactive Entertainment, so it's coming to PlayStation consoles first.