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Hideo Kojima “Depressed Again” After Seeing Grand Theft Auto V on PS4

June 18, 2014 Written by Alex Co

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At this year’s E3, Sony announced that Rockstar’s latest game, Grand Theft Auto V, was coming to the PlayStation 4 (and the Xbox One, PC). This news has made famed game creator Hideo Kojima sad, but not for the reason you might think.

No, Kojima isn’t sad due to a last-gen game is once again getting a PS4 port; but rather, it’s because the trailer was so impressive, he feels his game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, might not live up in comparison. Kojima also explains how GTAV’s open-world is different from what he’s aiming for in MGSV.

It’s a bit different because Rockstar is going in a very different direction to what I’m trying to create. When we say we’re an open-world game it makes it sound like it’s trying to be the same as what those guys are creating. But this is very different – I’m trying to do a free infiltration game, so me being happy or depressed is a little bit unrelated. What Rockstar has created and the world they have created is super impressive, and actually when I saw the PS4 version a few days ago I got depressed again. And this is not game design-related it’s just me. The quality that they showed in the PS4 trailer was really impressive.

Seeing as the two games are almost on completely different genres, I think Kojima has nothing to worry about. And it’s not like The Phantom Pain looks bad or anything, too. Make sure to check back tomorrow, as the 30-minute E3 demo for MGSV: The Phantom Pain will be released.

Is Kojima right to feel depressed? Which game are you looking forward to more for the PS4?

[Source: CVG]