"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," Kojima said. "And this is not game design-related it's just me. The quality that they showed in the PS4 trailer was really impressive."
Last summer, ahead of GTA V's release, Kojima said Rockstar's open-world game made him "depressed" because he didn't think Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain could reach the same level.
The Phantom Pain has been described as an open-world game--like GTA V--but this isn't entirely accurate, Kojima said. "It's a bit different because Rockstar is going in a very different direction to what I'm trying to create," he said. "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."
GTA V launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this fall, while Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain does not have an official release date yet. The 30-minute gameplay demo we saw at E3 will be published publicly tomorrow morning and we'll be sure to post it when it becomes available.
|Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch|
|Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email email@example.com|