What does the future hold for Hideo Kojima?
DICE Summit 2016 offered gamers plenty of highlights and hope. One event that surely brought us both was the Hideo Kojima/Guillermo del Toro conference. While del Toro previously stated that he was finished with game development, he concluded at the conference that he would do whatever Kojima says. Plans for the two horror icons to work together on Silent Hills, along with The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, fell through when Konami decided to cancel the project. But it sounds as if Kojima and del Toro still have the desire to bring the world something creative and exciting.
In an interview with GameSpot, Kojima confirmed that while a game is certainly in the works, his first project could be “something more edgy, maybe a small movie”. Kojima re-affirmed:
“I decided that I would work on an edgy project. There are many things that I want to do, but I didn’t have to think too much about which one I want to work on; it kind of came naturally, what I’m working on now”.
Whatever Kojima is working on will surely get gamers excited. As the creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise and the mind behind countless Silent Hill titles, Kojima will certainly not disappoint. Whether it’s a new movie or a new IP, he seems to have the desire to give the gaming world something special. When asked if he was cautious about making another game that could turn into a series, Kojima said that he actually hopes his new IP with Sony achieves that.
It is hard not to get excited listening to Kojima gear us up for what Kojima Productions has in store. The future seems to be bright and with Kojima free from Konami, the power is in his hands.