Hideo Kojima has stopped working on his VR game

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After years of hints and rumors, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima has confirmed that he is no longer working on a VR game.

In recent years, there have been repeated rumors of a virtual reality game from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima. In January 2022, Twitter site OopsLeaks reported that its studio Kojima Productions received development kits for Playstation VR 2 in November 2021 and was working on a “smaller project”.

It could be a VR game or a VR experience. VR storyteller CĂ©line Tricart was also involved in the project, according to OopsLeaks. Kojima revealed to Tokyo radio station J-Wave about a year ago that his challenging little indie game was a project that “plays differently than anything that’s come before”.

No Hideo Kojima VR Game

In a recent interview with Japanese Pocket Shonenmagazine, hopes of a VR game from Hideo Kojima in the near future were dashed. In the conversation with manga author Ryosuke Fuji, the topic of virtual reality also came up.

“Actually, I once tried to make an innovative game in VR, but that project was also discontinued. But I think there is technological potential for VR. Technology is advancing rapidly, and there are more things that can be done, not just in VR, so I think it will be possible to create many other types of games in the future.

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Unfortunately, the star developer didn’t reveal any further information about his canceled project. Over the past few years, Kojima has repeatedly expressed his openness to VR technology and its potential to transcend traditional screens.

Kojima suffers from nausea in virtual reality

Kojima’s relationship with virtual reality seems complex, especially in terms of simulation sickness. He reveals his VR experience to Pocket Shonenmagazine, saying he tried it but got motion sickness.

His interviewee Ryosuke Fuji also has a special relationship with virtual reality. His manga adaptation of “Shangri-La Frontier” in Shonen magazine is set in the near future, when flat screens are seen as nothing more than outdated retro technology. Immersive VR games are ubiquitous in this world.

Source: pocket.shonenmagazine.com

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