Kojima’s Top-Secret Game is Open World
Hideo Kojima’s work is among the best in the gaming community. The Metal Gear series consistently delivers quality releases. The latest news on Kojima’s top-secret project is that it will combine the quality of Kojima’s work and an open world dynamic which will make for an innovative creation from developers who generally drive linear storylines.
Japanese-made games have taken a dive in recent years on account of the rise of gaming in Western cultures who appeal more to open world gaming where choice narrates the direction of the game, so news of a Japanese-made open world game is very exciting.
Eastern developers are beginning to respond to this trend as is evident in FFXIII-2, in which the developers responded to fan’s complaints about the linear storyline. In Playstation the Official magazine, the creators currently working on Final Fantasy XIII-2 spoke about what their, “biggest learning experience was from FFXIII,” to which the creators replied, “‘linear is bad!'”. Their focus continues to be improving on the flaws that crippled a could-be masterpiece.
The fact that these phenomenal developers recognize these trends is exciting and will lead to some interesting releases. I mean, imagine Solid Snake stalking the wastelands in Fallout! I have a feeling that this will be the type of game “Project Ogre” is being developed into.