Hideo Kojima: “PS4 has Fantastic Specs That Make it Really Easy to Transition From High-Spec PCs to PS4”

November 19, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


With some exclusive PlayStation content in the form of the Déjà-Vu mission when it releases next year, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on PlayStation appears to be the best way to play.

In an interview with the PS Blog, Hideo Kojima elaborated on what else might set the PS4 version apart from Ground Zeroes on other consoles:

We are trying to take advantage of as many things as we can, but we also want to focus on keeping the experience as close as possible on both platforms, between PS3 and PS4. More than that, I would recommend that people who are looking forward to the next generation having a tablet next to them, taking advantage of those capabilities. I think there are things that people will enjoy there.

As for Remote Play, they’re “still trying to put together how much we can fit into the next game.” Calling Remote Play “impressive,” Kojima reveals that they’re “running tests and still working on the game.”

The conversation shifted to the PS4 hardware itself, with Kojima talking about whether he’s pleased with it or not:

We used to run into some difficulties from PS3 that made us push it to a new level. Now we’re focusing on a multi-platform approach so we’re working on PCs. PS4 has fantastic specs that make it really easy to… transition from high-spec PCs to PS4. We expect that we will have very good results with PS4.

Also, I’m a huge fan of the analog sticks on PS4. That is structurally, the way they feel, the way the player uses them. I have more in mind for the analog sticks, and I think it will play very well. That is a huge advantage for PS4, the DualShock 4.

So for example, we have a guy [at Kojima Productions] who specializes on DualShock 4 and what we can do with it. So for the motions that are unique to DualShock 4, you will get something that is very detailed and varied.

While releasing both parts of Metal Gear Solid V (Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain) would “be an ideal case” for Kojima and his team, Metal Gear Solid V is going to be a huge, a massive scale game. So the development is taking some time.” And with the PlayStation 4 releasing now, people have been wanting a new Metal Gear Solid experience, “so we at least wanted to release a prologue so that people get to know what people will be, experience a chunk of the story.”

When it comes to other PlayStation 4 games, Hideo Kojima is very excited for Knack and he wants “to play it with Mark Cerny.”

Which system are you planning on buying Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for? Would you want to play Knack with Mark Cerny if you had the chance? Let us know in the comments below.