Kojima Productions Promises “Industry Shaking” Presentation at August 30 Event
On Thursday in Tokyo, Konami’s creative guru Hideo Kojima is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Metal Gear, the game that started his career in the industry—and while he’s already announced that he’ll have his company’s latest game engine on display, his team is making bold pronouncements of their own.
A post on Gematsu got the scoop from Kojima Productions’ latest podcast, in which co-host Chris Johns claims, “A lot of things to look forward to next week, not just for fans, but I think the industry’s gonna be shook by what we’re going to be able to present here.”
The video game world is full of hyperbole. How else would titles like Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games even make it out of a pitch meeting? It’s easy to sort of let promises of earth-shattering revelations wash over you, since you know that, in all likelihood, it’s just bluster.
But Kojima’s got a solid reputation for a reason. Whether or not you like his games, his work in the industry has raised the collective bar much higher. We learned last month that Kojima intends to show off the Fox engine at this event—and many believe that we’ll get a glimpse of his new game as well, be it Project Ogre, Metal Gear Solid 5, or something else entirely.
Personally, I’ve got faith that even if Kojima Productions doesn’t manage to shake the industry as they promised, it should be a hell of an event this Thursday. Stay tuned.