Kojima working on an open-world game

Metal Gear creator gives a clue to the structure of his upcoming Fox Engine-driven Project Ogre, wants to give players reasons to play for as long as 100 hours.

Hideo Kojima pioneered the stealth-action subgenre with his Metal Gear series of games, but the developer is ready to try something new. In an interview with CNN last week, Kojima confirmed that his upcoming project, currently known as Project Ogre, would trade in the confining corridors of Metal Gear for an open-world structure.

A glimpse of Project Ogre.

"The kind of game I'm making is some game that has a very wide entrance, a very open entrance," Kojima told CNN. "Rather than making something very cinematic, [I plan to] make something very free."

According to the report, Kojima said players would be able to explore the game's world freely. He also wants to give them plenty of reason for those explorations, saying gamers should still be able to find new things to keep them playing Project Ogre even 100 hours into the game.

Kojima first talked about Project Ogre at the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier this year. At the time, he said the team was still in the planning phase, experimenting with ideas and conducting research. Since then, Kojima has also talked about plans for a Metal Gear Solid 5, as well as his desire to do another Zone of Enders game. He is also serving as executive producer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, although that title is being developed by Platinum Games rather than Kojima Productions.

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System4Ever
System4Ever

What happend to the whole Zone of the enders 3 thing? you know Kojima said he would start working on that after Peace Walker and Rising were out?

TTDog
TTDog

Anyone who has played a Kojima title for 100 hours has probably spent at least half that watching cut scenes.

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

Hm.... I Wonder if it has multi-player:) Open world + Multi player + Morden Tech + Stealth = Best Game Ever~~~ Hiaz... i bet we have to wait 3~6 Years for this, unless... it's already halfway done :P

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

What A Wonderful fella, So many games he has to overlook, now a Game like this is going to take some time, Open world..... Skyrim? YES MAN! WAR WITH OPEN WORLD! BETTER THAN GTA OR SAINTS ROW? YOU GOT A WHOLE ARMY OF Troops AT YOUR WASTE! HOPE IT'S GOOD!, Well i bet this game will be out around 2014 or so...

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

Music to my... eyes. Really, this sounds great, you have my attention Kojima

megakick
megakick

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Sayed101
Sayed101

Hopefully it wont get cancelled.

epiprincess
epiprincess

Seems to be a good idea. I'm sure Hideo Kojima will pull it off.

TTDog
TTDog

@normsta: There's art and there's self indulgent bullcrap... Skyrim is art, Ico is art, Metal Gear is art... if it weren't for 90 minute cut scenes and character spewing preachy nonsense that isn't, in any way, needed in what is supposed to be a video game.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

@blakeney - Of course there are lots of OTHER genres that provide hundreds of hours of gameplay but that's not what's in question here. With Kojima's Project Ogre and my comment, we're talking only open world games that span 100 hrs or more, not sport games or platformers, etc.

normsta
normsta

First thing... CNN? wtf? Anywayz, I'm sure Kojima can pull off anything he attempts. But i couldn't careless for another modern war game, even if it's free roaming or open ended... If its set in the MGS world with its technology (evolved war) then it might be fun. But i need a compelling story... I don't wish to simply pass time or distract myself from real life with mindless shooters... especially those based around primitive beings who are slaves to their contemporary beliefs... @TTDog I guess you don't appreciate or understand art? Or i should say.. the opinions or ideas of others? If so, why should i care about your 'self important' comments? (I might have misinterpreted your comment)

TTDog
TTDog

I find it hard to believe he'd be able to resist putting in all the self important cut scenes he's famous for... and it's way to early in the development process to get excited yet.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

this is pretty huge. the fox engine looks amazing. this will be a big game. big ups for MGS5 and kojima.

hasancakir
hasancakir

It's something very tough to make but I believe Kojima can overcome this hardship with ease :)

chainkill2
chainkill2

An open world game by Hideo Kojima.................SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT..........

Dragdar
Dragdar

@Justforvisi it's all about clever design, . open world and stealth can be done. I doubt there won't be any stealth because Kojima has a policy of not forcing anyone to fight in order to get through the game (with few exceptions like bosses) .

DefunktJunk
DefunktJunk

@Justforvisit have you ever played assassin's creed? its a fine example of a game where you have to sneak around all the time.. and it works.

Justforvisit
Justforvisit

Open World & Stealth wouldn't be a good concept, I mean, what good would it be to have an open world when you have to sneak through it all the time? So I hope it's more action-esque.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Wait, so is this Metal Gear related, or is it a different universe entirely? People in the comments below seem to think it'll be an open world MGS game, but it's not clear if that's what it is.

eliebaz
eliebaz

the possibilities are endless imagine running around creeping past guards for 100 hours!!! it is a dream come true

baxwam
baxwam

I dig it, but I,m not hopping skyrim and MSG together the world is not ready.

DefunktJunk
DefunktJunk

hmm.. an open world stealth espionage action game? one can only dream lol

victoremilioflo
victoremilioflo

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS! simply the best there is in the market.... he never misses and always delivers

Maddogtaylor
Maddogtaylor

this guy knows how to make games, rest assured it will be good

Dragdar
Dragdar

Kojima is a bright fellow. And games with his name up until now had a similar style (probably because art directors were the same) . But he doesn't exactly "create" games on his own, a high budget video game is a culmination of hard work of many minds responsible for sections of the game, all the way to the voice actors. . Thus he's not exactly a "creator" of a game. he's a producer/director/designer guy, the face of the company.

Llama345
Llama345

maybe enough cut scenes I can get my daily naps again like in MGS4? maybe

darkanimne
darkanimne

that idea looks like interesting, but I really hope that idea doesn't depend of other games. I mean, i want something free but no something new and enjoyable.

Agent-M
Agent-M

I wonder if its an RPG or FPS game. Maybe even a hybrid like Deus Ex HR, now that would be nice.

illagueril1
illagueril1

@istuffedsunny Devs already do, it's called a Wii, where have you been?

shinrablue
shinrablue

@SaintWalrus I signed in just so i could thumbs that Xbox fanboy comment down :D

awheaten
awheaten

Kojima is awesome. I would love to play anything he makes because he pioneered storylines to be driven in games in the late 90s. And even if the gameplay is a little iffy (MGS2), he puts a lot into the story. And he when you think that the story is one way, he switches to another plot altogether. That great story telling. And, as always, his games graphics always pushing the PS's hardware to new, innovative, heights.

SaintWalrus
SaintWalrus

95 hours of cutscene and 5 hours of gameplay confirmed

BossPerson
BossPerson

sounds interesting. i just hope he doesnt forget about mgs5

Rovelius
Rovelius

@hannify Nah you can survive if you branch out, it's only a matter of being crafty. :P

H_M_1
H_M_1

Sounds cool, count me in!

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

Sounds great. Anything with Kojimas name on it is just about enough for me to buy it. I do hope they can create a story as enthralling as the MGS series.

silna33
silna33

Who cares, we need Kingdom Hearts III :D

heroesfan261
heroesfan261

open world kojima game = my life is complete

kazumashadow
kazumashadow

This should be interesting, and he shouldn't competely dismiss the cinematic style as he does that very well. I gotta admit i'm very interested...

shaks101
shaks101

MGS5 > Everything else but..! Kojima making an RPG? Count me in!

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@mrboone01 Not that you will care but personally i dont judge a game purely on it having a few bugs...particularly with large open world games (of which plenty will have a considerable number of bugs) "the fact remains Bethesda and Obsidian couldn't deliver a bug free game even if it only had one NPC and one level to get through." Hardly fact, no thats a prediction. I find it funny how some people assume everything they say is factual. "$60 for the privilege of fixing his game for him" IMHO i think the mass of content within these games can easily justify paying that price for (with bugs and all)...especially when you consider certain 6 hour long games sell for the same price

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@mrboone01 lol im not a fanboy, i just dont like people cluttering up the site with stupid hate speech, if you dont like a game that has nothing to do with me and yes of course your entitled to an opinion, but what is the point in ranting about it? especially since this article isn't even about Bethesda or their games.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@istuffedsunny Er...are you joking? Assuming your not, then there are plenty...actually masses of games which fit this description. So you want a short, generic and linear game which the developers have thrown out with very little care and passion? Well luckily for you this seems to be the trend recently (effortlessly produce very little content, shove it on a disc and sell it at full price)...so take your pick from the many worthless games out there and enjoy wasting your money. This is a great example of why casual gamers should have no influence on the production of games...leave gaming to those who truly understand and appreciate it.

franco2388
franco2388

I JUST WANT METAL GEAR SOLID 5!!!!

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@mrboone01 Actually to produce games as vast and detailed as they do it would be incredibly unrealistic to expect no glitches. Besides they are few and far between(in my experience), patches do get released and on such huge and awesome games a few bugs can hardly ruin the experience. You obviously seem to have some irrational hatred for them, I dont know why this is and honestly i dont really care. But dont spread your hate around the site, its really frustrating for everyone reading.

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

Please, enough of this open world nonsense. THERE IS ALREADY AN OPEN WORLD OUTSIDE MY DOOR. I lead a decent, healthy lifestyle, I don't need to spend 500 hours in front of the TV pretending to be a space marine or an elf. Just give me something I can kill time with but has a little more substance than Angry Birds. Can developers still do that?

345tom
345tom

@pszone People thumb you down because you type like an uneducated cretin.

franzito
franzito

"Something new" is always good, given the lack of originality game industry tends to show

pszone
pszone

why pp thumb me down saying this is great and might buy it and ya. 100 hours gameplay im in and for pp shoot em view no its not fps. This could be next big thing after MGS. And ya zoe of enders hd coolection coming out next year and MGS Spin off and he working on MGS5 as well. What a busy person no wonder he wasnt at E3211 he makeing games.