PS4, Xbox One GTA V Made Hideo Kojima ‘Depressed Again’

Hideo Kojima, creator of the beloved Metal Gear Solid series, has voiced his concerns in the past over whether or not Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain can live up to the high bar Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has set for open-world games. The renowned developer is at it again, as he became “depressed again” after watching the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Rockstar’s game.

Kojima said, during an interview with CVG, that the visual bar set by GTA V has only gotten higher with the new current-gen versions of the game, but he did explain that he’s trying to create a different experience with MGS V, and hopes that will satisfy consumers.

“It’s a bit different because Rockstar is going in a very different direction to what I’m trying to create,” he explained. “When we say we’re an open-world game it makes it sound like it’s trying to be the same as what those guys are creating. But this is very different – I’m trying to do a free infiltration game.

“What Rockstar has created and the world they have created is super impressive, and actually when I saw the PS4 version a few days ago I got depressed again. And this is not game design-related it’s just me. The quality that they showed in the PS4 trailer was really impressive.”

There’s still no concrete release date for MGS V.