Hideo Kojima has said he is interested in PS4’s ability to offer a “new type of interaction” between gamers and the games they play.
Speaking with IGN regarding the PS4 reveal, Kojima said visual fidelity and better hardware was a “given” with any new console, and that he is more interested in is gamers being able to interact with developer offerings through various devices and media.
“I can say that with every new generation of hardware the capabilities of the hardware increases,” he said. “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.
“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.”
You can watch the interview through the link.