Kojima – “Young People Are Losing Interest in AAA Games”

Kojima – “Young People Are Losing Interest in AAA Games”

With the suddent boom in the mobile game space, and social media games becoming the prominent platform of choice for most gamers today. They are easy to use and are in everybody’s pockets.

With upcoming releases of some highly anticipated AAA games, such as Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Titanfall, Elder Scrolls: Online, and now Batman: Arkham Knight, are gamers begining to loose interest. Creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise Hideo Kojima tends to think so.

“We’ve seen a phenomenon around the world,” Kojima said. “Young people are losing interest in high-end games and focusing on mobile and social titles, especially in Japan.”

Kojima did reveal that one of the reasons that he elected to do a two part Metal Gear Solid was to showcase to people that AAA, highly detailed games are still prominent in today’s market.

“I’ll be honest, [splitting MGSV up] wasn’t necessarily a strategic move,” he said. “The Phantom Pain is roughly 200 times bigger than Ground Zeroes. A game that big wouldn’t be ready for next-gen launch windows, and we didn’t have any Japanese titles that would be available. At that time, the Ground Zeroes portion was almost complete and a lot of fans were asking for a prologue, so that’s the decision we came to. That was the reasoning behind the move.”

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes releases on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on March 18th.

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