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Developing AAA games for the next generation of consoles will cost more than ever. But Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima told Edge about a novel idea which might make some developers more comfortable taking risks on long, expensive projects:
“I think there’s a different way of tackling this problem: something similar to a TV series, where you can use pilot episodes to test the waters before you jump completely into the project… It can be distributed via download channels, so the player can try it out before production continues. Something like that wouldn’t take that long to create, maybe a year, and if it’s successful, you can continue.”
Kojima said PlayStation 4′s enhanced download and streaming features make it an ideal place to host such a system, and its social focus means players might even get involved with the development process itself… Hopefully turning out better than Megaman Legends 3.
“I think there’ll be a social aspect to game creation, because it will be more interactive,” Kojima said. “You’ll get user feedback, and I think there’ll be this back-and-forth between users and creators.”
Although it was teased that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima would soon share details on both Metal Gear Solid Rising and Metal Gear Solid 5, it turns out he doesn’t actually have a great deal to share, at least when it comes to the latter subject.
Ahead of its upcoming issue, the Official PlayStation Magazine U.K. has published some quotes from Kojima online, and it largely sounds like the sort of thing we’ve become used to hearing from him in recent years.
Hideo Kojima loves to tease his fans. Zone of the Enders is one of those franchises that fans have been forced to wait ages for a sequel to — the second (and last) one came out in 2003, more than eight years ago. While the announcement of an HD collection of the first two games was good news, it wasn’t a new game. Judging by a picture sent out a short time ago, it’s possible that such a sequel is in the works.
On his English Twitter account, Kojima tweeted out several pictures, including the one above, which he says he saw on “Omori-kun’s desk.” In the background, you can see what looks to be “Z.O.E. 3DS.” As noted by IGN, it looks as if the 3DS text is “ZOE” flipped. However, the fact that there are no periods in between the letters for 3DS (as there are in ZOE) would seem to indicate that this is a tease of Zone of the Enders for 3DS. Whether that’s Zone of the Enders 3 or something else, it’s impossible to say.
Such an announcement would come as a surprise given the timing and the platform. Kojima promised a ZOE sequel would be made eventually — it was a high priority at one point — but the project was “pushed to the back” according to a statement he made last summer.