Monday 24 October 2016

Hideo Kojima is working on VR with Sony

Paul Mallon

Published 25/01/2016 | 12:33

Hideo Kojima
Hideo Kojima

Metal Gear Solid fella Hideo Kojima is out on his own after the Konami debacle and working with Sony playstation on something exciting

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Metal Gear Solid The Phantom Pain was a pretty wonderful game in every way imaginable but the behind the scenes issues were far less positive. Creator and game director Hideo Kojima was marginalised towards the end of development and eventually severed ties with publisher Konami. We may never know exactly what happened but it seems all but certain that he won't work on an MGS title again.

On a happier note, that leaves the veteran game maker with the freedom to pursue other projects with different companies, and he's hitched his wagon to Sony PlayStation for the time being. We still don't know exactly what project he's going to work on but he's certainly getting around, with the latest photo suggesting it could be something in the realm of Virtual Reality.

PS4 architect Mark Cerny posted this photo to Twitter of Kojima getting to grips with the PlayStation VR headset and dual PS Move controllers. There's a lot of concentraion going on.

The boards behind them are maybe even more interesting, as they've been blurred out to hide some sensitive material. Of course we have no way of knowing if Kojima is working on a VR project or if he was just around for a presentation, but the possibilities are very exciting.

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