Kojima Interview with Geoff Keighley, On Rebooting Silent Hill
Hideo Kojima stated that he would like to reboot the Silent Hill Series. It was to a responds to a question about what series would he like to reboot.
Keighley then followed up with his own asking what Kojima would do with Silent Hill?
“Silent Hill. Uh, there’s a problem. I’m easily scared of many things.” “A guy that is such a chicken and is so easily scared [Referring to Himself] – making a scary game – I’m very confident that something horrifying would come out from that. But on the other hand I would have to prepare myself to have nightmares every single day. Hopefully sometime in the future I’m able to work on this, but I would really need to prepare to have daily nightmares.”
“Honestly, I’m kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies, so I’m not confident I can do it. At the same time, there’s a certain type of horror that only people who are scared of can create, so maybe it’s something I can do.
“That said, I think Silent Hill has a certain atmosphere. I think it has to continue, and I’d love to help it continue, and if I can help by supervising or lending the technology of the Fox Engine, then I’d love to participate in that respect,”
Kojima confirms he will not make Metal Gear Solid games for eternity
“The only thing I can say for certain,” Kojima mused, “is that I personally will not be able to carry MGS forward for another 25 years. However, with new talent at the helm guiding the series through each new stage, I can easily imagine a world 25 years from now where a new MGS franchise continues onward into the future.”
Kojima is currently 50 years old. Given he’s said before that he’s done with Metal Gear and that clearly turned out to be not true, it’s conceivable that he could live to be 75 while continuing to produce these things. Japan does have the highest overall life expectancy of any nation in the world, and Kojima-san eats what appears to be quality food, judging by his Twitter feed.
Hideo Kojima suggests newbies begin with Metal Gear Solid 3
Speaking on Twitter, Kojima said after you finish MGS3, you should move straight into Metal Gear Solid 4. His reasoning: the more modern controls.
“I often get asked ‘which title one should play if haven’t done MGS series?’. Play MGS3 as control is more modern, if you liked it then MGS4,” he said. “MGS1+2 has [a] camera [with a] bird-eye view. If you want to learn the story, then just read the novels [included in the Legacy Collection].
“When the concept of the Legacy Collection was brought [up at a sales team meeting], the development side stated that it’d be hard for current users to play MGS1. Since it’s a bird-eye view, you can’t really see the front side which makes it hard to self-adjust for someone accustomed to FPS/TPS.
“I’d suggest [Peace Walker] for younger gen, but it’s hard to play solo unless you do co-op [with] PSP online. Hard boss battle if you like to take [the] time and play.”
Kojima seeking studio to remake Metal Gear Solid… again
Metal Gear series director Hideo Kojima is currently seeking a studio to remake Metal Gear Solid using the Fox Engine, Gamereactor UK reports. Kojima noted his interest during a recent roundtable interview, after a fan requested remakes for the first two Metal Gear Solid games.
The Twin Snakes, a 2004 remake of the original Metal Gear Solid, was developed by Silicon Knights during the studio’s brief stint as a second-party Nintendo developer, and remains a GameCube exclusive. Series compilations like Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collectionand the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection feature the original PSone version of Metal Gear Solid.
While Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 were remade for 2011’s release of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, the original game in the series continues to elude an HD makeover.
Kojima noted that some of Metal Gear Solid's mechanics would require updating for a potential remake, but gave no further details. Kojima previously expressed doubts thatMetal Gear Solid could be updated for modern audiences, explaining that “It was a game made for a certain era — not just the story, but the controls and everything about it reflect that era in which the game was made.”
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD developer Just Add Water expressed interest in producing a Metal Gear Solid remake in a Twitter reply to Kojima earlier today.