Hideo Kojima: 3 Possibilities for What's Next
Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions have the gaming world abuzz about what the future holds. Kojima has put out more than a handful of fan favorite video games over the years and the man himself promises that the future is bright. What are some of the possibilities for Kojimas next project? While Sony and Kojima have partnered for a brand new IP, it does not necessarily mean it is the first or the only thing that Kojima and his team will be working on.
Kojima has stated that he feels free and is ready to bring something edgy and exciting to the world. The possibilities are really endless for Kojima's next project but whatever his next creation is, it isn’t likely to disappoint. Lets take a look at what could possibly be in store for gamers the world over.
Norman Reedus/Guillermo del Toro Collaboration
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Recent pictures of Norman Reedus and Hideo Kojima together have given PT and Silent Hill fans some cautious optimism. The game that wasn’t meant to be is still not likely to grace our consoles due to the rights being retained by Konami, but that doesn’t mean the two can’t come together to give us a kick-ass horror game.
Along with the pictures is the love fest happening between Kojima and horror aficionado Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro has stated that he is finished with game development; however, he will do ‘whatever the fuck Kojima says’. Those are his words, not mine.
Imagine the Silent Hills trio coming together to create a really great horror gaming experience. That would certainly be justice for those who fell in love with PT. The heartbreak of Silent Hills may finally be cured after all.
Virtual Reality Experience
Kojima has stated recently that he would like to dabble in the virtual reality realm of gaming. A mind like Kojima could certainly bring virtual reality to the forefront. If Kojima wants to really make his mark with his independent company, this may be the way to go. Virtual reality is certainly starting to gain steam and if he could create the first great virtual reality experience, he would further cement his status as a game making god.
Imagine if Kojima, del Toro and Reedus collaborated on a virtual reality horror game. The thought alone that these three could work together on virtual reality is awe-inspiring. As fans we can only hope, but if these three get together for a virtual reality experience I think the gaming world might stop in time.
Also, if you are asking yourself why would you want to be Norman Reedus in a virtual reality experience instead of yourself...it is because no matter who you are Norman Reedus is a thousand times cooler than you.
Something Totally Different
By something different, I do not mean a game. Kojima has stated in interview that he would like to create something edgy and special. He did not rule out the possibility of making a small movie or something along those lines. It may not even be a horror experience. All we know is that Kojima wants to create something innovative. He has not been this free to speak his mind in thirty years. Now that he has the freedom to do what he wants, he certainly will want to do something that pleases not only himself, but also his fans.
Whether it is a movie or a short film, whatever he has in store is sure to impress. It is his first shot at being independent and free to do what he wants. He will not waste the opportunity. He has too great of a mind to do so.
Conclusion: We are the winners
Whatever Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions have in store for us, fans are sure to be happy about the fact that he's doing what he wants. That is only good news for gamers and fans of the legend alike. Whether it is a virtual reality experience, collaboration or something totally out of left field, Kojima has the ball in his court. Get ready for something exciting.