“At some point, social will converge with core games,” says Kojima

Saturday, 9th June 2012 21:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Hideo Kojima has said the trend of adding social aspects to core games will only continue as the world becomes more connected. So, don’t be too shocked if the next Metal Gear contains some social aspects.

Speaking in a widely quoted interview with CVG, Kojima doesn’t see a future where social and core games as perceived as separate entities.

“I don’t think social and core games are separate, both will evolve together, and at some point I feel the social side of things will converge with the core games,” he said. “I think in the future maybe Metal Gear will change in certain ways to integrate social aspects.

“If you look at other games on the market now you can see it’s already happening, so Metal Gear may at some point get involved.”

He goes on to say that in order for every demographic, whether it be core or casual, Kojima said the best from both social and core should be fused together.

Kojima said he is currently working on a game with social aspects, but wouldn’t divulge anything more on the project.




  1. SolidGamerSnake

    social social social…

    “the best from both social and core should be fused together”

    He couldnt express himself more vague!

    What does he plan? Facebook status updates when you got a trophy?

    The only “social” stuff I need, is a new Metal Gear Online with improved a stability

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    “What does he plan? Facebook status updates when you got a trophy?”

    Already have that

    #2 3 years ago
  3. SolidGamerSnake

    yh I know that^^.

    But thats pretty much the only integration I can imagine,that wouldnt interrupt the game alá : The game asks you in the middle of the boss battle to share your feelings with your friends and followers

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight


    Look at Watch Dogs with the iOS and what that can do I am sure he is talking about something similar to that.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. SolidGamerSnake


    It would be super awesome if you could make this hacking stuff with your actual smart phone via an app!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    Actually when he said something about social he meant for co-op, not just for facebook or apps.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dragon246

    Exactly , maybe something totally new too.

    #7 3 years ago

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