Kojima Feels L.A. Noire May Change The Future of Gaming
With continued development on Snake’s saga in the Metal Gear Solid series, involvement with Metal Gear Solid :Rising and Sony’s upcoming NGP, Hideo Kojima appears to have very little time these days–not even including his new duties as VP of Konami Digital Entertainment.
So when Kojima-san is willing to take what little time he has to play what he calls “the only game” he’s looking forward to playing this year, both fans and non-fans of his work should take notice.
Hideo Kojima made a bold statement surrounding Team Bondi’s upcoming title L.A. Noire. In a recent tweet he stated that the game is more than just on his watch list: he thinks it could change the future of gaming. Kojima-san had this to say:
It seems that “L.A. NOIR” will be released in Japan on 7th July(the Star Festival). It is the most and the only game that I am looking forward to playing. English version will be released in May. I cannot wait, but as it is the detective game, I should wait for the Japanese version. This game may change the future of “adventure game.” I’ve got a big expectation!
If L.A. Noire performs well, it’s highly probable the best elements of that game could find themselves in the cinematic story-telling world that Kojima-san knows all to well. Fans of MGS may want to play L.A. Noire themselves…if just to get glimpse how their next game might be.