Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is more keen on the PlayStation 4′s “horizontal expansion” into social sharing than its hardware upgrade, and hopes to use some of these new features in future games.
“With every new generation of hardware the capabilities of the hardware increases. But up to this point it’s always been very much of a vertical evolution – of course, you expect things like visual fidelity, audio, frame rate. New features such as 3D capability, etc, etc. These things are a given. They come with the new hardware,” Kojima told IGN.
“But what I’m really more interested in is other ways of expanding into the next generation – a more horizontal expansion, where you’re going to be doing things online, more of a social aspect. People will be able to interact with the game through various devices, through various media – such as tablets, smart phones, etc.
“I think it’s this new type of interaction – this new way of interacting with the game world – that’s more exciting to me. And I want to bring the Metal Gear franchise into that new wider world of interaction.”
Kojima’s next project is Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which is currently slated to release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.