Hideo Kojima Shares His Favourite Metal Gear Solid Game And More

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In a recent interview with GameTrailers’ Geoff Keighley, streamed via Twitch, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima shares which his favourite game in the series is.


“This has to be Metal Gear Solid 1,” Kojima said through a translator. “Up to that point I had been in games as a game designer only. With Metal Gear Solid 1, I was fortunate enough to handle the role of producer, to handle the economic side, also as a game creator.”


“I had to do pretty much everything for that game, which was very tough,” Kojima recalls. It was a very difficult time, but at the same time it was really fun.”


“Neither I nor anyone else expected Metal Gear Solid to sell at all, so I was fortunate, because I didn’t have to think, ‘I have to sell this game this much’ so pretty much all I did was, put in that game all the things I liked. To achieve that, we went for military training, we went to SWAT team demonstrations.”


He concludes, “I didn’t think at all of how to sell well because I didn’t expect it to sell. Also, people surrounding me didn’t have expectations. I didn’t have the pressure of ‘you have to sell this much,’ so that was really good.”


You can view the interview in its entirety above, courtesy of Tecnhophilz.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.