Kojima doesn’t want to make you pee your pants, “but crap them” with his horror game

By Stephany Nunneley
2 April 2020 17:27 GMT

Hideo Kojima has said he would like to make a horror game, and one so scary, you would “crap” your pants.

Speaking in an interview with BAFTA, Hideo Kojima discusses how he’s like to make another horror game someday, and he already has “ideas in mind.”

In the interview, he discusses how easily he is frightened, and how it gives him the confidence to create something terrifying.

“I’m easily frightened myself, so I have confidence that I could create something more terrifying than perhaps others could,” said Kojima. “I get frightened of things like darkness and imagine shadows of ghosts in the dark. Just like Hitchcock or Spielberg did.”

He goes on to discuss how special the P.T. experiment was, and that it was scary due to not knowing what you’d encounter around the corner.

“P.T. is special. Human fear ultimately stems from the unknown,” he said. “P.T. was an experiment in producing an effect in response to that nature. So, the reaction was as expected – if anything we could say that it was a great success as a teaser. P.T. was a mysterious game, created by a mysterious studio, with no previous announcement or information, so it used forbidden techniques to increase fear. It was a one-off thing, so we cannot reuse that method again.

“P.T. ended as just an experiment, but I would like to make another horror game someday. Something that uses a revolutionary method to create terror, that doesn’t just make you pee your pants, but crap them. I already have ideas in mind.”

At one time, as you know, Kojima was working on the horror game Silent Hills, which produced the aforementioned P.T. demo and was canceled in the wake of his fallout with Konami.



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