Kojima Talks PS4, More Interested In Social Aspects

Gaming legend Hideo Kojima recently shared his thoughts about Sony's next-gen console, highlighting the device's social suite as the most interesting new advancement.

Kojima shared his excitement with IGN, saying:

I can say that 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.

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.

What is perhaps most exciting, though, is how this step forward in the social space will impact the future of Metal Gear Solid. “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,” he added.

Oh, the possibilities! I can't wait to see what he and his team at Kojima Productions cook up!