Are you tired of AAA games?

According to Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, young gamers no longer care for big-budget titles and are migrating to mobile and social alternatives.

“Young people are losing interest in high-end games and are focusing on mobile and social titles, especially in Japan. I wanted to show people that Japanese high-end games are still worth playing and that big Japanese games still have a future,” said Kojima, in a recent interview with gamesTM.

Kojima hopes his new project, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and its big brother The Phantom Pain, will rekindle the love affair between gamers and big-budget titles. The Japanese maestro also spoke about the decision to split his new Metal Gear project into two parts.

“I’ll be honest, [splitting MGSV up] wasn’t necessarily a strategic move. 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,” Kojima said.

“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.”

With solid independent titles widely available – and on some occasions, for free – has the time come for AAA titles to take a back seat to their smaller counterparts? Let us know what you think.

Source: gamesTM

More gaming news

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes money link

Dark Souls blamed for cult murders

Hilarious BattleBlock Theater coming to PC

Forum discussion

Join the conversation

Are you tired of AAA games?

Related posts