Metal Gear Solid 5 will “take on the world” if Hideo Kojima has anything to say about it.
Speaking in an interview with Famitsu, Kojima said his team’s intent with the game was to develop “something that can please players on a global scale.”
“Metal Gear sells the most in the United States. The largest market is also the United States, and they’re home to the world’s largest game show in E3. Naturally, we’d like to compete and win against the world’s best, there,” he said. “Metal Gear Solid V’s ‘V’ also stands for ‘Victory,’ which also means that we’d like to win in a global scale, once again.
“In the past 15 years, hardware has continued to evolve, but I don’t think the substance of games have evolved as much. In a sense, I’d like to take a step forward. But If I go too far, I may not be able to sell as much in Japan (laughs). Not only the graphics, but I want to increase the quality within the games themselves.”
He also said that the game will have tablet features integrated, because with the current cloud climate, there is no longer a reason to restrict games to particular platforms.
“Metal Gear Solid 5 will indeed be challenging the rest of the world. In order to win this fight, we’ll be needing all of your support. Please look forward to the world of a next-generation social service that will utilize the cloud,” he said.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, maybe eventually PC, and is still without a release date. It will also contain an open-world, and Metal Gear Online which is being worked on in Kojima Productions’ LA studio “to create a vast multiplayer for all the fans.”