Kojima: “Creativity of video games is now on the verge of crisis”

Wednesday, 10th September 2008 10:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Speaking on Konami’s Japanese site, Hideo Kojima has said that big business is knocking this shit out of creative games development. Which is probably a bit of a shame.

“The creativity of video games is now on the verge of crisis,” he said.

“Massive advertising campaigns are executed for games before their entertainment values are put into consideration all too often, resulting in sell-off tactics happening without hesitation.”

You go, Hideo. Um. Didn’t MGS4 have a giant ad campaign?

Thanks to Kotaku for the translation.



  1. Psychotext

    What’s he squinting at?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Tonka

    He’s trying to decide wether to make MGS5 or SoE3.
    (His brand new ideas you know)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Tiger Walts

    I guess interactivity stifles creativity too so let’s just have hours of creative cut-scenes.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. wz

    He takes creativity over playability every day of the week.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    I was gonna say, it’s hardly as if his games are very creative. Film makers have done what he’s done for 50 years.

    I guess atleast he’s kind of breaking the norms, and the game was awesome.

    But less cutscenes mang!

    #5 6 years ago

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