His ambition is to westernise his games.
According to Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, Japan's gaming problem is Japan itself. He thinks Japanese creators need to look outside Japan for inspiration...
In an interview with CVG, Metal Gear series director Hideo Kojima talked about on what he thinks of the Japanese market compared to the European and North American industry.
He believes that Japan's biggest issue is that its content -which encapsulates games, movies and novels- is too fixated on the Japan market.
Seems that his mission is to draw influence from western media when creating his games:"One thing about Japan, and this isn't just games, is that things made in Japan are very much targeted at Japan, whether it's games, movies or novels," he responded.
"The curse in Japan is that a lot of media is made in Japan just for Japan - you go to the cinema and it's all Japanese movies."
Also, he revealed that his 'Fox Engine is built for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC' and can be used to develop on multiple platforms at once."My generation is now being exposed to a wide range of influences, that's why what I want to make is a little bit more in tune with what people in the West will like. I really like all the things that are being made in the West.
"When I come to shows like E3 and see the announcements and go to Comic-Con, I love all of the presentations, so really I've been thinking maybe I was born in the wrong country!"
His yet unannounced 'new series' will focus on human issues like 'the concept of love, or rearing a family'. Let's hope he reveals more about them soon."We can look at objects and gameplay in real time as we are developing, and it saves us spending lots of time making items that we may then decide not to use once they are ready to put in the game," he explained.
"Another area where Fox Engine excels is that it can be used to develop the same game on multiple platforms at once."
NEWS SOURCE: Kojima: Japan's curse is its focus on Japan (via) CVG
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