Death Stranding Director Hideo Kojima Discusses His Creative Creation Process

Kojima sounds off on how he approaches game making.

Posted By | On 05th, Sep. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


One of the greatest developers in the history of video games is Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, as well as the upcoming Death Stranding. He has been responsible for some of the greatest video games ever made, as well as for some legitimate advancements in the medium.

The question is- how does he do it? How does he approach the game making process? Speaking today on Twitter, Kojima pondered a bit on how he approaches his creative process, noting that game making is fundamentally different from something like film making. He said that unlike in a movie, every element in could have multiple purposes- storytelling, mechanics related, atmosphere building, pacing, and more. He said that these things need to be kept in mind, as well as the nitty gritty details of the specifics of each elements.

Unlike in a game, he pointed out, there need to be constant revisions made to details, based not just on plot considerations, but also considerations based on gameplay, interactivity, the larger game design, pacing, mechanical rhythm, and more. He noted that you can’t just do things in an assembly line process- everything has to be meticulously crafted so it makes sense within the context of the game.

It all sounds obvious- but I have a feeling these practices are less common in the industry than you might think. In the end, I imagine that is what separates the good games and creators from the great ones.


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  • Mavericks

    I’ll tell you how his creative process works. He creates a story, hype it up, creates a CGI, fanboys go crazy and then he starts to work with an unrealistic goal to later find out that he can’t deliver his promisses. Oh, then he blames presente tech that limitates his vision.

    • One The One

      Perfect.

  • Mr Xrat

    Game’s gonna be great. Xgimps are as bitter as they’ll ever be over something they’ll never get.

    • kma99

      Just wait for it to come to ps now on pc, problem solved lol.

    • Mr Xrat

      720p with awful input lag, just the way Xgimps like it.

    • kma99

      Nice damage control. I thought you said they would never get to play it. Having a ps4 is useless now just get a switch, xbox and a pc and you’re good.

    • Mr Xrat

      Only thing sadder than Xgimps trying to compare renting a streamed game 3-4 years after release with MS releasing all its games day one on PC because you don’t buy them is Xgimps still forensically examining DF videos looking for texture hitches to make the PS4 look bad even after the Xbollox beast power showed up.

      Xbone is irrelevant except for a handful of half-wits. Deal with it.

    • kma99

      I wasn’t comparing anything you dont. I simply stated facts again lol. You don’t need a ps4 just simply wait and play the games when they his pc and save some money. Just rent the service for 1 month and unsubscribe lol.

    • Mr Xrat

      Hahahahhaha, you’re a “dont” even by the pathetic standards of your disgusting community. Compare two things then insist you weren’t comparing them. “Just simply wait,” oh yeah, I see why you love PS Now so much, they’ve got you doing what your masters at Redmond have for four years. Classic Xgimpery right there. Jog on, pal. 🙂

    • kma99

      Lol triggered lol. Disgusting community huh? Says the guy with multiple accounts just to upvotes himself to get the top comment in every article lol. Say the guy who let sony compromise his account by hiding personal info in plain text file, says the guy who’s fanbase threaten to rape a voice actress over a video game.

    • Mr Xrat

      Being called “triggered” by the desperate Xgimp on damage control. Yeah, you’re all disgusting. Sadly your boogeyman can’t compete with Xgimp meltdowns over developers not treating your sad little “beast” with the reverence you think it deserves. Maybe you can stick with the lie about “rape threats” when that was about the movie version of Tomb Raider in 2012. Xgimps – not very smart.

    • kma99

      Apparently you dont know what a voice actress is lol. Get mad you steaming pile of crap lol.

    • Mr Xrat

      I know who Camilla Luddington is, Xgimp. I also know what you’re talking about, unlike even you. Try harder. 🙂

    • kma99

      Don’t need to try anything lol. Stick to defending rape apologist lol. You guys are sick.

    • Mr Xrat

      Can’t defend something that didn’t happen, Xgimp. Maybe try another delusion while Xgimps are actually right now threatening developers because their little beast upgrade isn’t. 🙂

    • kma99

      Yes it did and you have the nerve to defend sonytards who threaten to rape a female. Wow just wow.

    • Mr Xrat

      You really do live in a world of your own. Typical Xgimp. Is it any wonder everyone in the industry thinks you’re disgusting!

    • kma99

      Lol disgusting coming from a rape apologist. Where were you when your sony brethren were making the comments on Twitter? You were nowhere to be found. Now you want to sit here and accuse someone else of being disgusting.

    • Mr Xrat

      Where was I when something that wasn’t happening was supposed to be taking place? This is 9/11 truther territory now, Xgimp. You’re falling apart. It is amazing how three years on you still project something that happened years earlier about something else to another group! Yeah, you are disgusting.

    • kma99

      I’m not falling apart. You are trying to cover for your sick friends threatening women over video games. You need to rethink your priorities.

    • Mr Xrat

      Of course kma99 thinks something that didn’t happen happened. He’s so entrenched in his Xbone delusion that anything is possible while ignoring his own “community'” vile behavior right now.

    • kma99

      If you would stay off these site crying over Microsoft and stop posting fake negative review on metacritic long enough you might just find out a few things that’s really affecting the world. Go make a difference and stop trying to show us how dumb you are. You are filth plain and simple.

    • Mr Xrat

      And there’s another delusional lie. Is it any wonder everyone hates you?

    • kma99
    • Mr Xrat

      Another loser in the throes of madness. Seems to be a pattern when it comes to Xgimps. Any attempt to try and tell yourselves you aren’t the most hated fanbase of anything ever.

    • kma99

      Lol yeah ok me 2000 accounts lol.

    • Mr Xrat

      Nah, just you and the few million Xgimps being vile creatures and doing damage control for free. 🙂

    • kma99

      Vile sorta like you trying to say it’s ok to speak at females with a disgusting tone.

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep lying, Xgimp, it’s all you’ve ever been semi-competent at.

    • kma99

      Shut up you rape apologist. Bet if this was xbox fans you would be in here vilifying them. You disgust me you liar

    • Mr Xrat

      Hard to apologize for something that didn’t happen.

    • kma99

      Sure it didn’t. That’s why you keep running back to deny it every 2 days

    • Mr Xrat

      You know what the old saying about lies and the speed of their propagation is. Though Xgimps are slow so people have a little leeway with you.

    • kma99

      Then stop lying and stop upvoting yourself fool.

    • Learned Handgun

      Wow, defending rapists now. You really are just an awful person.

    • Mr Xrat

      You mean the thing that didn’t happen? It’s OK, Xgimps, we all know how insane you are. Still harassing the developers of theHunter, by the way?

    • Learned Handgun

      Any Xbox fan that engages in harassing and trolling behavior is a vile and pathetic human.

      Care to say the same for Sony fans?

    • Fweds

      He uses an ‘Upvote Bot’ for the Upvotes on his and any other negative Xbox comments.
      And to get to top of the page.

      He uses the multis to pretend people are agreeing with him and also to make out he is a different person on each site he infests.

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    • Fweds

      So now you are saying PS Now has input Lag ?

      BUT when I pointed this out to you before when it was on PlayStation only you claimed it didn’t matter as it didn’t affect gameplay.

      Odd that 720p has also become a thing with you as it was another thing you defended when it was on PlayStation only.
      …..

    • Mr Xrat

      “BUT when I pointed this out to you before when it was on PlayStation only you claimed it didn’t matter”

      Nope. Keep at it.

    • Fweds

      Game sounds terrible, expect it to be on PC via PS now after two months.

  • Dafuq Iswrong

    when it releases lets have Digital Foundry compare the game on PS4 and Xflop. Oh wait…


 

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