Social and core games will merge, says Kojima

Future Metal Gear games 'will incorporate social elements'

Various social game elements could be included in future Metal Gear Solid games, series director Hideo Kojima has claimed.


In an exclusive interview with CVG, Kojima suggested that his studio could incorporate social elements into future games to enhance the experience.

"I don't think social and core games are separate, both will evolve together, and at some point I feel the social side of things will converge with the core games," Kojima said.

"I think in the future maybe Metal Gear will change in certain ways to integrate social aspects. If you look at other games on the market now you can see it's already happening, so Metal Gear may at some point get involved."

Kojima said he had "lots of ideas on how social aspects can make Metal Gear more fun", though couldn't discuss the matter further.

He added that the goal was not "social or core", but to merge the best of both elements.

"It's using social to integrate different core groups, so you have the core audience but then, via social methods, hardcore gamers can interact with less hardcore players."

Team Kojima's parent company Konami has made recent advances towards the social and mobile games space. CVG understands the publisher is also plotting how to best adapt its Pro Evolution Soccer series to non-core platforms.