Kojima aims to integrate social and core gaming
Metal Gear creator thinks the two will converge
With core gamers looking down their elitist noses at their casual gaming counterparts, the rise of social gaming has caused a divide in people who play video games. However, Hideo Kojima (creator of Metal Gear franchise) thinks we can all just get along.
According to the video game legend, core games have, and will continue to, include social gaming features.
“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 doesn’t want to get stuck defining games as either casual or core, but rather make use of the best of both.
“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,” he explained.