Devs React To Kojima Forming His Own Studio & PS4 Exclusivity, Comments From Microsoft, Indies & More

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Posted By | On 16th, Dec. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


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Earlier today we reported that Kojima is finally free from the shackles of Konami and is now the owner of a new games studio aptly titled Kojima Productions. They are currently working on a new game that will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and may possibly come to the PC platform given that the new title is a “console” exclusive. Given how the term “console” exclusive has been thrown around this generation, there is a good chance that the game will hit Steam/PC platform in the future. But the game will possibly never come to the Xbox One given that Sony is “helping” out with the development process.

Hundreds of thousands of fans have reacted to the new studio’s announcement but they are not alone. Several developers, executives and industry people have reacted too. Let us take a look at some of them.

Santana Mishra, Developer of Assault Android Cactus, on Kojima developing exclusively for one console:

So who made this deal between Sony and Kojima possible? Of course, there were a number of people involved but the deal would have never happened without Brad Douglas, PlayStation’s third party executive and Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, former Konami producer and now a part of Kojima’s latest venture.

Mike Bithell [Developer of indie hit Volume]

Donna Burke [Singer, has sung songs for several Metal Gear Solid games and the first to hint that Kojima has formed his own studio]

 

Platinum Games’s Kellum:

Aaryn Flynn and Mike Laidlaw From Bioware:

And finally, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb. Must say, he is a true professional despite Sony getting hold of the biggest fish this console generation.

Now let us hope that Kojima does not take 7 years to actually make the game!

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  • Starman

    Kojima sold out …this will be the worst move he ever made … messing with sony …I guess he’s on that japanese loyalty/honor Bullsh*t …..

    • Vik

      said no sane person ever! lol

    • MrSec84 .

      Nonsense!
      It’s the best thing for the industry, Sony actually cares about gamers, hence why they invest in quality talent and support studios fully.
      You don’t see Microsoft making moves like this, because they’re the opposite, keep being salty and proving yourself to not be a gamer.

      Kojima knows where the gamers are, hence why he’s done this.

    • DLConspiracy//

      I love how both of you are using an artists freedom happy moment as a way to use it for console war fodder. Can both of you zip it and stop making something positive so negative? This is Kojimas moment not fanboys.

    • MrSec84 .

      There’s nothing fanboyish in my words, not at all.
      I’m talking facts, I don’t support the console war, I’m just being real.
      If MS had actually bothered to invest in new studios, support developers with a gamer focused approach and developer focused approach then I’d be singing their praises too, but that hasn’t happened.

      Kojima gets support, Starman knocked this, I was actually being positive thanks, negative towards Starman, because this is the kind of rubbish he always does when something good happens for the industry and it happens to be connected to Sony in some way.

    • jacksjus

      MS attempted just that by locking on Tomb Raider and guess what? It didn’t sell as expected. So credit to MS for at least trying.

    • MrSec84 .

      Microsoft didn’t, they attempted to lock up a game that has the majority of it’s install base on Playstation home consoles and lock a multiplat away from where it’s core audience actually exists.

      Kojima has chosen to partner with Sony, because they will support his transition into being an independent creator. This will also be a new IP, not some game with an established install base anywhere.
      Since most gamers that played Kojima’s games are on Playstation this makes the most sense and is nothing like what MS did.

      MS shouldn’t get any credit for doing that nonsense, it’d be a different deal if it was a game with a huge install base on Xbox, if most gamers are playing on Xbox then fine, it actually makes sense for a game to be exclusive to that platform.

      No one should have expected RTR to sell well on Xbox, because the TR franchise install base is on Playstation.

    • Truth™

      TR install base is on PC you dense console peasant. Most of the sales from series history are on PC and the majority of ROTR sales will be on PC.

      Meanwhile Kojima’s game will sell most on PC and you will remain cucked and angry while you shill COD Maps like a console peasant 🙂

    • MrSec84 .

      No it’s not, it’s a proven fact that TR always sold better on Playstation, every version of the game that’s been released on Playstation and other platforms has always sold best on Playstation.

      I’m a peasant why? because the games I want to play are on Playstation 4, I can build a stellar PC rig if I want, but it’s pointless, when my friends are on PS4 and the games I want are on that platform too.
      Kojima’s games are going to dominate on PS4.

      As for COD, why should I care about that franchise, I have plenty of other awesome games that I get to sink my teeth into, keep trying!
      It’s hilarious watching you making an even bigger fool of yourself all of the time on this thread LMFAO!!

    • Truth™

      Kojima’s games are going to run 900P sub-30FPS on PS4 :^)

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Do some research before you open your big uninformed pie-hole Jackass. Kojima’s games already run 1080p 60fps on PS4.

      BTW I am enjoying that you are ignoring me. That means I am getting under your skin, which is the desired result.

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • Truth™

      Where’s Star Wars Battlefront at 1080P on PS4? 🙂

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      StarWars Battlefront wasn’t developed by Kojima. DICE’s engine is quite a beast and I think they did a great job of optimizing it for 900p (I believe BF4 single player ran full 1080p, if I am not mistaken).

      That being said and given that you like to change the subject matter — can you please answer me this question…

      Have you ever been with a woman?

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • Truth™

      Where is it at 1080P like it can be on PC? 🙂

    • Gamez Rule

      What we know is Kojima’s game will be running on a console before PC☺

    • MrSec84 .

      MG5 is a Kojima game and that runs at 1080p 60FPS, it’s also a multiplat, so the game wasn’t designed specifically for PS4, nice try.

      I see you have no argument for my last comment, LMFAO, keep squirming.

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Well one of the only sources of data that is accessible to average gamers says you are 100% wrong Virgin Boi! I know your mom said you are a special little butterfly, but in the real world people prefer evidence to wild claims such as your non-stop stupidity.

      Tomb Raider has sold less then 4 million units on the PC. Did well over 34 million units on other Platforms. If you have evidence of digital sales, please present it with your response otherwise shut your stupid pie hold Virgin Boi! We don;’t care about your wild unsubstantiated BULLSH!T cliams.

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • theduckofdeath

      Sony doesn’t care about you or “gamers”. They are a company and they care about money. This was blatantly obvious with PS2 and PS3.

    • MrSec84 .

      You realize caring about your target market is actually conducive to continued sales right? If you care about your customers then you’re more likely to actually make products that your customer’s want, hence why more people buy Playstation.

      The fact that Sony provided more exclusives than the competition, that people actually wanted on both PS2 and PS3 and allowed their developers time and money to develop more new IPs than the competition, while providing consistently improved releases proves this.

      You have no argument to support your viewpoint.
      Caring about making money and caring about your target market go hand in hand, if you fail to realize this and happen to be in business then you’ve probably never had a successful company.

    • theduckofdeath

      So in effect, you are saying Microsoft doesn’t care about making money.

      Microsoft pulled a Sony and got burnt with the launch XB1. Sony saw an opportunity and took it. The same as when N64 failed to materialize on time. Maybe Mattrick Microsoft deserved it.

      Even if Microsoft had done everything right they most likely would still be behind, due to blind loyalty to Sony. In the PS2 days, Sony could manipulate developers and customers alike. They undermined the Drramcast with pure hype, and underdelivered.

      XBOX came along a year later, yet no Sony fans were complaining about the weaker system controlling titles. Nor about parity.

      SONY does simply what they need to do to make money. The company was not on steady ground at launch time. They as well as Microsoft have realized the need to put on a happy face and adjust policy to appease customers and increase revenue. Your stance that Sony is “good” and Microsoft is “bad” is just naive or biased.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_w9i4If3XHL:disqus

      Given that PS4 is selling better than ANY PlayStation in history I think there is more to this than MS effed up. Sure MS didn’t do themselves any favors with the XB1 announcement.

      MS didn’t pull a “Sony” with the XB1 launch, They just put forth a strategy they they had early word wasn’t going to be popular and instead of reading the writing on the wall they moved forward with their stupid plans. The PS3’s launch on the other hand wasn’t marred by bad gamer karma they just put far too much money into their hardware and not enough effort into their API. Once the API was developed and perfected over time Sony’s fortunes started to change and before the PS4 was released the PS3 exceed X360’s sales. Today PS3 has a small lead of about a million units.

      The real asinine part of this discussion is you act as if a company can’t desire to make money while simultaneously making their customers happy. Most companies want to keep their clients happy as they generate revenues from them. It costs a corporation WAY more revenues to obtain a new customer than to keep an old customer. So your cavalier suggestions that MS or Sony “are only in it for the money” do not pass basic intellectual scrutiny. Making money and keeping clients happy are not mutually exclusive.

      All MS had to really do to get ahead of the game was to make an Xbox 360 Part 2. Sony kind of did that with the PS4 and I think people recognized that. Microsoft’s message wasn’t clear and didn’t seem to be 100% focused on games.

      What “blind loyalty” to Sony? LOL Who are these gamers who just toss their money at Sony all day every day? If Sony had so many blindly loyal fans from the PS2 era, why was it so difficult to convert those PS2 players to PS3 players?

      Also please provide some evidence to your claims….

      “[Sony] manipulated developers and customers alike”.

      “[Sony] undermined the Drramcast with pure hype, and underdelivered.”

      If you are going to make wild claims — back it up with evidence! If you bring up the Root Kit — that was Sony BMG (a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann AG). Also that happened eons ago and isn’t related to PlayStation AT ALL.

      XBOX came along a year later, yet no Sony fans were complaining about the weaker system controlling titles. Nor about parity.

      What illusion are you under that you think that you speak for all Sony fans? What “weaker” system? Controlling what titles? Parity with what? Your ability to articulate is poor.

      ALL COMPANIES AT THEIR CORE WILL DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO MAKE MONEY. If you do not make money you do not have a company. If you irritate your clients you will not make money. Ergo keeping your clients happy will result in stable revenue streams.

      I am not saying Sony is good or MS is bad. I am suggesting that your comments seem ignorant and biased.

    • Truth™

      Sony care so much they made online pay walls, charged for backwards compatibility (That;’s free on PC), buy timed exclusive DLC and shill a TV service during E3

      Console peasants are so easily tricked.

      #4ThePayers™

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      I’d rather be a console peasant, than a social peasant who is afraid to talk to girls.

      #TruthHurts

    • Gamez Rule

      Lmao!☺

    • DarthDiggler

      @mrsec84:disqus

      Very well put, unfortunately Economics and Business 101 is lost on many gamers (I suspect the young ones who haven’t really experienced life).

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_w9i4If3XHL:disqus

      A company has to care about their customers because there are other companies that will come along and do it for them if they do not. They don’t care in the sense that you will get a birthday card from them (if you buy a luxury car they will).

      As long as there is healthy competition any company involved with that marketplace has to have a customer forward approach that is in alignment with their stockholders and investors.

      I am sick to death of people who seemingly have NO UNDERSTANDING of economics and business trotting out these stupid straw man arguments.

      I wish to indulge in your nonsense and use you as a foil if you don’t mind. 🙂

      What is blatantly obvious about the PS2 and PS3 in terms of Sony just being a “money grabbing” company?

      Please be specific and if possible provide material evidence to these claims.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Well I wasn’t supporting his words either but it goes without saying that these companies all want to make some money and even the slightest convenience comes off as bad consumer practice. Both are guilty of that. MS knows full well what they need to do. 1st party exclusives. Takes time. Just like ps3 did.

      The main point is Kojima is free.

    • DarthDiggler

      @Whyallthegamerhate:disqus

      You are speaking far to broadly to be factual. 🙂

      Gamers really need to dispel this “just for money” notion. I have explained this near adnausem, but any company with competition who is just in the business for the money won’t be in business for long.

      What do you mean by the slightest convenience? How does that come off as bad consumer practice? Please elaborate.

      MS isn’t some new kid on the block, they have some first party studios but they don’t have nearly what Sony has and they are only 1 generation behind. Historically their methodology has been more about paying for exclusives than supporting a studio. Sony hasn’t paid for many exclusives.

      The biggest entity that most of us deal with that has horrible customer service is the Government. That is because areas they work in they monopolize and they don’t have competition.

    • DLConspiracy//

      I was speaking generally because of my original point. I was trying to refrain from derailing the fact that this is about Kojima triumph. Ya know to prevent any talk of the same old console war nonsense. Speaking of adnausum.

      An example of convenience over looking good consumer practice is not having to use a disc on the console to play games. While still owning the disc to sell and use it like you want. I’ve said for a long time MS wants to compete with Steam. Their entire structure was built around the steam model. Especially with how many people are now using digital. They ALL want to push digital. Or did you not notice this gen already? Both companies. Did I want 24 hr check ins? Heck no. I’m just pointing out it doesn’t always have to be nefarious reasons. Often times it’s just a corporate oversight. Like charging $15 dollars for PS2 games without the ability to even play PS2 games you bought digitally on PS3 or the actual disc. Does this mean Sony is evil? By these standards online they should be in the same bracket of corporate hijinks.

      Not defending MS but I think it’s fair to say that people are gonna blow anything online out of proportion. Especially if it doesn’t fall in line with their preference or if it’s popular to hate. I honestly don’t give 2 craps about most of this stuff but I have to question people who are constantly talking about “winning” while trying to force feed me that I’m not allowed to enjoy something because more people like this.

      Regardless. That’s not the point. People are using Kojimas happy moment to flaunt their winning typical BS in everyone’s face again. Instead of trying to appreciate the fact an artist is doing something for himself. He made it out of a crappy situation. That resonates more with me then arguing with idiots who masquerade around like “real gamers” who are unable to see value in all systems.

    • DarthDiggler

      @mrsec84:disqus

      People like @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus and @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus completely discredit themselves when they open their uninformed mouths.

    • Gamez Rule

      Well at least Kolima is free to do what he wants now and PS4 gamers are getting a new franchise from this taking place. PC gamers have to wait ( unknown waiting times ) for the games but at least they get them. Xbone gamers go without but that’s nothing we can do about it.

      That’s all there is to it really. People may not like the outcome but that’s what’s happening.

    • DarthDiggler

      @Whyallthegamerhate:disqus

      Sony didn’t try to release DRMStation. MS did, that isn’t going to go away any time soon. The reason why is MS completely IGNORED gamers when they expressed their ire about the RUMORED Xbox One being all digital, always online. They had a chance to make changes prior to the announcement but they went full steam ahead….

      Over a cliff.

      So when people say Sony cares about games, in many respects they do. The demonstrate this with their developer relationships ALL THE TIME. Sure MS treats developers good too, but we don’t see as many articles about that. I would suspect that is because the way MS will go about things. Often their approach is bring a big bag of money, where Sony’s approach is to consult and nurture a project.

      That being said Sony could shoot themselves in the foot with their backwards compatibility approach, but to be quite honest I don’t think they will, because by and large people buy next gen consoles to play next game games.

      This doesn’t mean MS is a terrible company there is just stark differences between how Sony and MS operate in the industry and MS has a history with tossing money around and not necessarily providing support. Case in point: Too Human.

    • DLConspiracy//

      ThE point is that this isn’t about their stupid console war BS. It’s not the place for it. Now the same individuals are complaining about this game coming out to PC too.

      They are both businesses dude. at least you brought up one of the negatives with Sony. People seem to think Sony cares without question. Which is amazing PR and branding PS has done for itself but they forget all the money pinching. Backwards compatibility isn’t there yet until we fans have to push for it. Not off the bat but hidden behind conditions and services. Themes cost money too. Although the dynamic ones feel a bit more worth it. Point is both these companies need pushing some times to get them back on track. One isn’t this perfect little gem.

    • Alistein

      You’re pretty wrong there. Sony was also going to go DRM but made a full reversal when the saw the backlash on MS. DRM was not what MS intended it was brought up by the developers and pitched to MS and Sony and they accepted thinking it would benefit developers by cutting of resale discs and putting power in developer hands. If you noticed at the time a few developers had already implemented this change on their sites but changed it again after the backlash. Sony just got lucky for always holding their E3 conferences after MS. So to say sony is better for this is utter nonsense. Both companies are set up to make money and will do so in whatever way they can.

    • Gamez Rule

      “Sony was also going to go DRM but made a full reversal when the saw the backlash on MS”…Got a link?

    • Alistein

      http://ps4daily.com/2013/06/sony-changed-playstation-4-drm-policy-after-xbox-one-outrage/
      http://www.tomshardware.com/news/DRM-Xbox-One-PlayStation-4-Shuhei-Yoshida-Hiroshi-Kawano,23292.html

      If you google it you will find lots more. As I said it was the developers who came up with the DRM idea not Sony or Microsoft even Cliffy B was very outspoken on this and even gamestop at the time were putting in policies to adjust. I’m surprised you don’t know about this as it was a big topic then. If there was no backlash and if Mattrick had communicated the message well we’d all be on DRM consoles and just if you didn’t know DRM is already creeping in with digital sales, online only games and psNow.

    • Counterproductive

      Except that Sony announced it’s console in February 2013, months before Microsoft, and did not have any DRM in place, or partnerships to enforce DRM like Microsoft did. And it took months of being hammered for their decision to implement Microsoft to reverse their decision. If it was possible to do it faster, don’t you think they would have?

      It takes more than 2 hours to change a company’s strategy.

    • Alistein

      Did you check the links before writing as all your questions are answered there. The whole DRM saga started before MS ever held their conference also Shuhei pretty much admitted that DRM was Sony’s stance and that he was constantly being twittered not to follow suit. Also a number of developers had already put in place DRM on their website I believe Activision was one before changing it. As I said DRM was a developer idea not MS. So please check the links again and better still google or browse the topic online. It just suprises me how much you guys go to defend these companies , do you think Sony would have stayed DRM free if there was no backlash ps Now is testament that Sony is into DRM and just how do you expect virtual consoles in the future to work.

    • Mr Xrat

      You couldn’t be more wrong. Yoshida confirmed there wouldn’t be any anti-used games DRM at the PS4 reveal. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-21-sony-tells-eurogamer-playstation-4-will-not-block-used-games

      Now stop being wrong.

    • Gamez Rule

      100% correct.

    • xPhoenixMoon

      I personally don’t get the PS Now link to DRM. It is a game streaming service and PS Now is not the first, and no Playstation fan is forced to use this service.

      Now if Playstation just dumped their disc based games and forced every PS user to pay for PS Now to play their games, that would be a totally different story, but that is not the case.

      As someone who used OnLive ages ago, while no one ever complained about DRM then… I don’t see how PS Now is any different than any other game streaming service from the past.

      And you can already stream your disc based and digital games for free with the PS4, it is called Remote Play.

      PS Now is clearly not that, it is strictly a game streaming service. Will I be using PS Now, no. I don’t like streaming my games for various reasons unless I’m out of town, but it doesn’t mean no one else can enjoy it. It isn’t meant for everyone.

    • DarthDiggler

      @xPhoenixMoon:disqus

      LOL so now Streaming is a boogey man? LOL

    • Counterproductive

      Did YOU check the links before writing? Here is the actual quote from Shuhei Yoshida.

      “It’s not that our hardware policies are decided strictly based on user
      reaction like this, but when we were thinking about what we had to bring
      across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source.”

      That’s not “pretty much admitting that DRM was Sony’s stance”, that’s listening to what the public didn’t want. At no time did anyone “admit” that DRM was Sony’s strategy, because it wasn’t. I mean, this is a very easy argument to refute. The proof is right there in your hands, where the Xbox One needed a patch on day one to remove DRM and always online, and the PS4 didn’t.

      PSNow is no more a DRM strategy than buying a game digitally, and neither has anything to do with this discussion. Who’s talking about virtual consoles? Why are you trying to muddy the waters?

      It surprises me the lengths that you’ll go to in order to *attack* a company.

    • Gamez Rule

      Well stated.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_lUEQLh8o3A:disqus

      Please extract the quote where Shuhei admits that DRM was in the cards for the PS4 prior to the XB1 DRM meltdown?

      Provide a link too.

      Look you are the one making wild claims so you should be the one that brings the evidence.

    • Mr Xrat

      Both links refer to changing how it would be communicated to ensure that everyone knew that SCE was going to do the crap MS wanted to pull.

      No one wants DIGITAL rights management on PHYSICAL discs. Deal with it.

    • Gamez Rule

      Yoshida never said anything of the sort. Why do you think it provided no links or quotes? Go check the actual interview. Yoshida never said anything that article claims. Sony stated in Feb 2013 that PS4 wouldn’t have always online DRM. Those links were months before the Xbox One reveal and backlash.LMAO! Show the link on the official interview where he said these claims? http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-21-sony-tells-eurogamer-playstation-4-will-not-block-used-games

    • Alistein

      Like I said read the article and here is a quote from the article.” SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida admitted to Famistu magazine this week that Sony changed its stance on DRM after hearing all the negative feedback stemming from the Xbox One. ” They didn’t need to do a reversal at E3 as they were already aware from the start. Also the article in the link you gave called into question some DRM patents in which a Sony source says was not related but the patent clearly say anti used. I can only state my opinion, “The patent suggested that discs would come branded with a contactless tag that could be recognised and read by your console, which would then bind it to you and prevent you from selling it on.” Clearly DRM obviously Sony didn’t go forward with it but I can fathom no reason they would get such a patent if they never considered DRM.
      Perhaps you’re not aware but used games generated a lot of money for Gamestop. Most developers don’t like this as a game could be resold many times without them ever receiving a cut and so vomes in DRM a way for a developer to be in control of their products also giving a way of making money whenever said games are resold.

    • Gamez Rule

      Yoshida’s DIRECT QUOTE as follows…

      “There were lots of people who gave their opinions on that issue to my Twitter account before E3,”SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Famitsu magazine this week.”It’s not that our hardware policies are decided strictly based on user reaction like this, but when we were thinking about what we had to bring across and how to bring it across, it was a very useful source.”

      NOTHING about Sony was also going to go DRM and making a full reversal at all, that is pure fabrication on the author’s part is saying such things. There was no reversal because Sony never announced a new form of anti consumer PS4 DRM in the first place.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_lUEQLh8o3A:disqus

      You do understand that there is a big difference between exploring options and actually executing terrible plans? 🙂

      Sony showcased a great deal of wisdom with the launch of the PS4 and showed a level of cunning we hadn’t seen from them in a while.

      If anything you should be applauding them for a well played strategy. How you deem all this a negative is beyond me and only showcases your anti-PlayStation bigotry.

    • Alistein

      Talk about passionate. I don’t enjoy unnecessary back and forth and I believe I have said all I needed to. I don’t think I have said anything bad about Sony neither have I defended MS so I don’t know where you get this bigotry. I originally wrote that Sony was going with DRM and did a reversal and I gave a link however I think the best proof is thst Sony filed a patent for a disc to block used games, regardless of what you or any one says the patent exists and I see no reason for spending money snd time for a patent that had no purpose. Personally I don’t think DRM on consoles is bad if done well, there were certainly good ideas In it.

    • AJ75

      Companies and individuals CONSTANTLY apply for patents they never have any intent to use. Have you not paid ANY attention to tech news in the past 10 years? Good possibility they simply patented the disc so MS couldn’t.

    • Counterproductive

      That is absolutely incorrect.

    • Mr Xrat

      You still pushing this conspiracy theory?

      MS was being unilaterally malignant. Deal with it.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_lUEQLh8o3A:disqus

      Sony didn’t just get “lucky”. Those plans never materialized in the hardware or PS4 Developer Kits / API. On the other hand Microsoft actually shipped a DRM laden Xbox One, Sony didn’t execute that plan in a manner that the actual marketplace ever had a PS4 console with DRM.

      PlayStation fans did not have to deal with a day 1 patch because of hubris. MS fans did.

      To be honest are we 100% sure that Sony didn’t hold up DRM prior to shipping the PS4 as a headfake so that MS would feel comfortable with going with that plan?

      So I am not wrong – Sony didn’t ship a DRMStation. Sony didn’t ignore the players, you confirmed this in your comment.

      Sony was also going to go DRM but made a full reversal when the saw the backlash on MS.

      One other item I would like to take you to task on is…

      DRM was not what MS intended it was brought up by the developers and pitched to MS and Sony and they accepted thinking it would benefit developers by cutting of resale discs and putting power in developer hands.

      Where is the evidence of this?

      Developers have DLC, Microtransactions, Expansion Packs planned in their development cycle to combat lost revenues from used game sales. None of that seemed like it was going to change and having things like DLC, Microtransactions and Expansion Packs is superior for revenues than heavy handed DRM. If you would include DRM in that scenario that makes the disc worthless after the initial sale. The whole point to DLC, Microtransactions and Expansion packs is for the developer to have an avenue for additional revenues when the game gets resold. They are leveraging the used game market as a distribution point.

      Where is the evidence this was developer driven? I don’t just mean EA / Activision / Ubisoft they are publishers, you said DEVELOPER.

      I don’t see why a developer or publisher would want to shoot themselves in the foot by not allowed used game owners to buy DLC.

    • kevin

      Kojima is a fanboy himself. Not trying to start anything with you here but it’s no real big secret.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Clearly not too big of a fanboy because Money speaks. You always make more money going multiplat or in this case. On PC too.

    • Gamez Rule

      Like I said before…. Kojima is now free to do as he pleases, and
      Sony will be getting a new game franchise for PS4 etc, and if that wasn’t good enough news for everyone Kojima officially confirmed that Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa and producer Ken Imaizumi are also joining him. Even more good news for PS4 & PC gamers.

      Kojima received *a lot of offers from overseas companies* but ultimately chose to work with the company he admits he owes his global success to. He choose Sony over money offers. That’s good to know that money isn’t everything to someone like Kojima.

    • DLConspiracy//

      I was referring to the fact that he isn’t just a 1st party dev. This is a new start dev studio so of course he needs to take it slower. That stuff costs money to get off the ground and most times to keep it afloat. So he starts with PS and PC. Once that’s made some money he can go multiplat. Which he deserves.

    • DarthDiggler

      @Whyallthegamerhate:disqus

      I think it all depends on how the first title sells. If Sony continues their lead it may not make financial sense to do Xbox One games.

      Not saying how likely that is just pointing it out as a possibility.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Not likely at all. His studio is not a Sony studio. It’s Kojima Productions. If that was his plan from the start he wouldn’t even do PC. Plus I know everyone thinks that just because PS is selling more consoles that it automatically means every other console doesn’t make money but that’s simply not true. PS Usually makes more money but surprisingly xbox one gamers seem to buy more games per person.

      Kojima is big enough for multiplat but his company just started. He needs to build his business. Once he’s done that. I can’t see him just turning down growth (money) for his business.

    • DLConspiracy//

      Now that I’m going through your posts on this matter. I see where this conversation was headed and what behaviors of people online you support. I was under the impression you weren’t like them. It seems I could be wrong. Dissapointing.

    • Gamez Rule

      Let us be real about things that we know of nowadays. Kojima’s first game is a console exclusive, later to be released on PC. I really don’t think Kojima would rock the boat with Sony by releasing that game onto another console platform.

      He might go multi-play with some games but I really think Sony and PC will get more than MS and Xbone?

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_ttEvcIDt7C:disqus

      Define fanboy in the context of Kojima being one?

      Kojima has done very well with PlayStation but he hasn’t always been 100% exclusive to the platform (most of his games have been timed exclusives or alternate versions were made for other platforms).

      Given that kind of history how can you suggest that he is a “fanboy”.

    • Truth™

      “Sony actually cares about gamers”

      SONYCUCKS ACTUALLY BELIEVE THIS

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Only Valve and Nintendo care about the consumer. You just swallow PR, loser.

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      The sad truth is, if it wasn’t for masturbation you wouldn’t get ANY action virgin boi!!!

    • Gamez Rule

      ☺☺☺

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      shut up man.. Nintendo cares about fans but has a funny way of showing it… Valve is quesitonable just as much as Playstation is quesitonable

    • Counterproductive

      Wow. How insecure are you?

    • Gamez Rule

      He just done’t like sloppy seconds ☺☺☺

    • MrSec84 .

      If Valve truly cared then they’d have released the games people have been asking for, for ages, no portal 3, no new Half Life is proof enough that they don’t really care and also a lack of true ownership for Steam games is yet again proof they don’t give two you know whats.

      Nintendo not bothering to make hardware capable enough to run modern multiplats, developing titles that appeal to the largest portion of the market (namely the 3rd party audience) and a lack of numerous beloved games getting new releases or a reliance on constantly milked franchises shows that they don’t care about the consumer.

      No new releases for heavily demanded things like a true open world Pokemon game with 3D visuals, no new F-Zero, lack of true innovation in Star Fox, no proper 3D Mario game for Wii U.
      Nonsense like not making a proper core gamer’s console, instead going for a gimick is proof Nintendo are trying to chase the money, not actually both catering to the gamers who made them popular back in the past.

      Sony focuses on the core audience and the wider new potential audience, hence why we see developers being given freedom to create and the company building the platform the industry wanted. Sony aren’t perfect, because no company is, but right now they’re the ones announcing a metric s***ton of games, AAA exclusives, tonnes of new IPs and also still having loads more in their back pocket to surprise their customers with.
      Despite the fact that PS4 is selling better than the competition (the other consoles), Sony are doing more for their customers and they’re courting new ones too.

      People like you claimed they have no money, are dying, yet they make more AAA new IPs than both Nintendo and Microsoft combined, internally and externally for their console.

      You’re the one buying PR nonsense here, I feel sorry for you.

    • Truth™

      Announcing a bunch of PC games, timed exclusives and exclusives no one but Sonycucks care abut that flop on metacritic.

      You are just a PR drone, m8. If PS4 is so “Successful”, why did it lose four exclusives yesterday? Tales Of Besaria, God Eater Resurection, God Eater 2 and Megadimension Neptunia VII are no longer PS4 exclusive. Explain why PS4 is losing so many games lately

    • kevin

      Oh shut up! Jeez, Sony are anti-consumer if anything PSNow proves that, not to mention they turned down EA Access which was by far the better deal for PS4 gamers. They’ve also increased the price of PSN on the PS4 and have nothing to show for that since. So delusional buddy. smh.

    • Counterproductive

      EA Access is a terrible deal, and you’re calling other people delusional? The irony.

    • xPhoenixMoon

      Can you name one of the three console gaming companies that don’t have some type of anti-consumer practices involved with them in some way?

      You don’t have to answer that, it was a rhetorical question if you didn’t catch that.

    • DarthDiggler

      @xPhoenixMoon:disqus

      Can you name one of the three console gaming companies that don’t have some type of anti-consumer practices involved with them in some way?

      How do you define “anti-consumer practices”?

      Some would consider the fact that you can’t load your own software on PS4 to be anti-consumer. Some consider the fact that you can’t copy games is anti-consumer.

      Some consider PS Now Anti-Consumer others thinks it’s a valuable service.

      So I am curious what you think is a clear black and white case of “Anti-Consumerism” within the 3 consoles?

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_ttEvcIDt7C:disqus

      How has EA Access helped the XBOX ONE?

      Truth is it hasn’t and the lack of EA Access hasn’t hurt PS4.

      You are going to have to try harder than this Kevin.

    • kevin

      EA Access offers many games all at once for a reasonable price of $4.99 a month with more games being added all the time. Compared to PSNow it’s a far better value. EA Access adds even more value to the XB1 making the XB1 a more attractive option overall when compared to the PS4.

    • MrSec84 .

      Why should I shut up? Just because you say so? Learn that the world doesn’t follow your commands.
      Sony adds an option for people to rent titles that they don’t have the hardware to run and that’s anti-consumer?
      You really have no logic kid.
      EA Access isn’t a great deal, it’s a poor one when Sony already gives players access to a far better value prospect.

      Sony actually gets access to way more games that gamers actually want, they allow their developers the time and provide them with the resources, which means funds to develop the games they want to make, that’s not anti-consumer, nothing you’ve talked about is anti-consumer.

      PSN hasn’t increased in price, LMFAO I think you mean PS+ and it’s still £39.99, like it’s always been and you know what I can get a year’s PS+ from Argos for £34.99, that only works out to be £2.91 a month, for a bunch of games each month, bargain, the only delusional person here is you.

    • Kfal Balli

      Wrong

    • MrSec84 .

      Based on? Can you elaborate?

    • KashIsKlay

      It’s not the best thing for the industry. The best thing would be making the game available to all his fans. Limiting your userbase ultimately limits your profit margin which is not something you want to do as a smaller studio. Sony just like all companies are here to make a profit. So saying they care more than another company is false. Gamers game on all platforms, not just Playstation.

    • MrSec84 .

      It’s not the best thing for the industry for Sony to invest to help get a new studio off the ground, from a veteran game development icon?
      The vast majority of Kojima’s fans are on Playstation, this generation more than ever before, so to target that one system initially to make the most of what he has planned is actually the best thing for the industry.

      Sony are shelling out for this, it’s still a massive gamble, despite this being a Kojima game.
      Not only is this a new IP, but it’s also basically Sony helping to foot the bill for almost an entire new studio, minus any funding that Kojima can bring to the table.
      This is Kojima’s choice, he could easily have gone the indie route, likely has many offers from other 3rd party publishers.

      Like it or not the industry wouldn’t be anywhere near as big as it’s become without Sony, remember no console had ever sold as much as the PS1 when Sony launched that system 2 decades ago and the Sony/Kojima relationship is a decent part of that.
      This game isn’t going to be kept off of PC, it’s coming to that platform later, so you know what it’s actually the best move for the industry.

      Nintendo aren’t big in the west right now, Sony and the PC platforms both have the majority share of the Japanese market, XBox sells almost nothing there, the rest of Asia is the same deal.

      Going Xbox or Nintendo actually makes no sense in this instance, it’s probably more expensive to port the game to that platform and you also know what else, porting to Wii U or Xbox One means limiting the game’s capabilities.
      The minimum PC requirements will likely be around PS4, anything lower would be pointless.

      Your reasoning is ridiculously flawed, now you have been educated, you’re welcome.

    • KashIsKlay

      No

    • MrSec84 .

      That’s all you have, so no arguments, no logical retort, just a child, with no capacity to make an intelligent debate with my points, instead you stamp your feet, with a simple “no”, LMFAO, I can’t even say you had good promise, this is hilarious LOL.

    • KashIsKlay

      I can see you’re upset. Take a deep breath and clear your head. I already made my point. You’re mad because I’m not going to argue with you. It’s Christmas time and you’re mad lol.

    • MrSec84 .

      You realize “no” is an argument right? lol You made no point, nothing you wrote has any logical basis.

      There’s no profit to be made on Xbox One or Wii U for a developer like this, which makes your point moot.
      From a business point of view it only makes sense to care for your customer base, because then you have satisfied customers, who make repeat business.

      Nintendo and Microsoft haven’t realized this, which is why they’ve both failed to capture the attention of the masses.
      It must kill you inside, so you deflect, without dealing with reality, I’m sorry that this is so hard for you at Christmas time.

    • KashIsKlay

      I made my point. You can argue with yourself.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus

      Anyone who has any history keeping up with the industry should not be surprised. Sony and Konjima have always shared a close relationship.

    • Starman

      idc if they were sleeping together , from a business point of view , it’s a bad move …

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus

      idk if they were sleeping together

      These kind of comments will only showcase to other readers your lack of objectiveness and intelligence.

      from a business point of view , it’s a bad move …

      Please explain how establishing a partnership with Sony is going to hurt Kokima Productions? Please be specific.

      There are many studios that are very successful that only focus on one platform. These studios exist in various ecosystems: PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, iOS.

      The simple fact is when a studio focuses efforts on one or two Platforms they have less to worry about in terms of allotting resources. They can focus more on the craft of development and not necessarily playing wack-a-mole with bugs all the time. The more platforms you release on the bigger team you need (more cost) it also may lead to the studio making concessions to the entire game vision because they can’t get things to work on a specific platform.

    • Leo Garcia

      dude 32mil ps4
      17mil xcocks shut up already you got owned end of story

    • Counterproductive

      That statement was both ignorant and racist, and surprisingly for completely different reasons. So… congratulations? I guess?

    • Gamez Rule

      How did he sell out when Kojima turned down offers from overseas. LMAO! He went with Sony for real reasons that money couldn’t buy so IMO that shows he and his team will be happy in their choices.

    • DarthDiggler

      @gamezrule:disqus

      @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus isn’t interested in a real conversation.

    • Gamez Rule

      So true..

  • Andy Maas

    Another game for sony fanboys to go crazy about. It doesn’t matter Xbox will destroy PS4 NEXT YEAR

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_qopQAQ3g3P:disqus

      LOL PS4 is selling better than PS2, PS1, Xbox 360 — yet next year MS will gather steam and all of a sudden break all records?

      Look I can’t knock you for your choice of platform. Xbox, PC, Game Watch, C-64 — whatever makes you happy. MS broke out MANY stops this year, many big game releases and that was not enough to change MS’s poor sales (in comparison to PS4).

      What is going to happen next year to turn the tide? Sony has most of it’s great line up coming next year not to mention PSVR. Given what we know right now, Sony is going to quite well in 2016.

    • Starman

      I know you didn’t just say PSVR aaaaaa ha ha ha … a “plug-n-play POS that only works on PS$ …oculus will destroy and it’s much better tech…
      They have no answer for what MS will do to them next year …so please STFU and stop fangirling ,

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus

      I know you didn’t just say PSVR aaaaaa ha ha ha … a “plug-n-play POS that only works on PS$ …oculus will destroy and it’s much better tech…

      Each VR platform will have their strengths and I have read very good things about PSVR, Occulus as well as HTC Vive. As far as I know the only one that is available is the Vive (was slated for a holiday release).

      At this point you are just speculating and positioning your opinion as fact. Newsflash for you Starman — your opinion only matters to you and your obvious bias wrecks any credibility you PRETEND to have. You aren’t persuading anyone here.

      They have no answer for what MS will do to them next year …so please STFU and stop fangirling ,

      Fangirling? LOL You are quite adept at projecting. 🙂 I am the one who is speaking in realities using reason and facts. You are speaking from a position of bias and wild unsubstantiated claims. You can’t open your stupid pie hole without marring your credibility.

      You are the fangirl — why don’t you and @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus get a room it will likely be the most action you two ever had!

      Sony has a great lineup in 2016, many exclusives and timed exclusives titles coming. Microsoft doesn’t have as many lined up.

      If you are going to respond — can you at least try bringing a reasonable argument to the table instead of your usual MS Fanbot Talking Points? Try doing some research and finding evidence to support your point of view. You would be amazed what your brain is capable of when you put the Bong Down! 🙂

      Don’t you grow sick of me taking you to school in comments because you lack the intellectual gravitas to comment in a manner that is provides an actual contrary point of view to my comments?

    • Andy Maas

      VR is going to be the next big thing for a long time I’m looking forward to testing it out for first time
      Sent from my iPad

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_qopQAQ3g3P:disqus

      Please provide evidence for this wild claim you have made…

      Another game for sony fanboys to go crazy about. It doesn’t matter Xbox will destroy PS4 NEXT YEAR

      Seriously you putting that matzo ball out there. What is the reason you feel this way besides MS is your preferred platform?

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_qopQAQ3g3P:disqus

      Still waiting on your response kind sir. Your confidence level was so high I am shocked it is taking you over a day to respond.

    • Andy Maas

      I’m done talking to people who think Sony is a better system than Xbox both systems have geat games I chose X box 1 because I like Microsoft

    • Kinect

      So you like Microsoft even if their product is trash?

      Thanks, they have a term for people like you. It’s called “corporate slave”.

    • Starman

      FACTS !!!!!

    • TristanPR77

      Is not happening here on planet earth.

    • TraceSkipper

      Sure you not talking about the Vita?

    • Andy Maas

      Screw the vita

      Sent from my iPad

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      who cares about iPad gaming.. :-S fool

    • DarthDiggler

      I agree 100% IMHO tablet games suck. The latency in a touch screen destroys the experience. So when you play an FPS on a tablet the AI usually super dumb because the controls suck and the game would be impossible otherwise.

      That is my 2 cents, I am sure there are some games that work great on Tablet, I just prefer a controller.

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      EXACTLY!! of course there are games that work well on tablet but not enough for tablet gaming to be ‘cared about’ know what i mean..?

      If theres no physical interaction/feedback its JUST NOT THE SAME!

    • Leo Garcia

      yea sure buddy you xcock got owned during black friday with gaylo and tomb raider if gaylo didnt manage to push the xcock then it will never happen

      anw ps4 32mil
      xcock one 17mil…enjoy the rape

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_yfK3Xjqz1N:disqus

      Do you really think this adds ANYTHING to the conversation? 🙂

    • Gamez Rule
    • Sean Holt

      in your dreams. did you miss microsoft admitting that they are not going to catch up or pass sony this gen. the fanboy delusion kicks in again

    • Andy Maas

      I don’t care if Sony beats Xbox I’m still going to support Microsoft

    • Counterproductive

      If Sony stopped selling consoles entirely, it would be 2017 before the Xbox One broke even with the PS4. Your statement is patently incorrect.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_O9ks0CueP8:disqus

      In a scale of 1 – 10 at least 74. IMHO this @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus cat is a basement dwelling, pimple faced geek that if it wasn’t for the internet wouldn’t know what female genitalia looks like.

      From his demeanor, I would be shocked if he was over the age of 12. BTW Truth if you are reading this and you are over the age of 12 you should really sit down and think about your life for a bit. IMHO you are doing it WRONG.

    • Counterproductive

      Pardon?

    • Mr Xrat

      Keep telling yourself that, Xbox gimp. 🙂

    • Karl

      Said no one ever

  • Tga215

    Thank god I own both systems can’t miss no exclusive this gen!!

    • DarthDiggler

      @tga215:disqus

      Yeah but in the PC guys eyes you are a console peasant x2! 🙂 LOL

      The cost of a PS4 and an XB1 would have resulted in a quite a nice PC had you gone that route.. 🙂

      We should all get spoons when we buy consoles to pluck out our eyes! 🙂

  • Truth™

    *ALSO ON PC

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    RSCOTTYCUCK SUICIDE WATCH

    • GUN®

      It may even have cross play like SFV. It’s easy for PS4 and PC to have cross play given that there is barely any difference between the 2 platforms other than PS4 getting way more AAA exclusives I mean.

      I just hope the PC version doesn’t take too long to come out after the PS4 version, I mean I couldn’t imagine having to wait so long for GTAV like PC gamers did.

    • DarthDiggler

      @Generic_User_Name:disqus

      Well one of the reasons RockStar keeps you PC guys waiting is so they can be sure they make their money back. PC is rife with pirated software and RockStar is smart for delaying the product on PC. There was a huge appetite to play the game and if they went with PC first they would have shot themselves in the foot and may have had trouble recovering their investment.

      To be honest I don’t see how PC only developers survive especially if they don’t have Microtransactions or DLC.

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Which will be a port of a PlayStation 4 game virgin boi!!!

      Say hi to your girlfriend for me. Just talk to the hand!

    • Truth™

      Coming to PC and better on PC 🙂

    • Leo Garcia

      and will sell less than 300k
      while it will sale at least 3mil on ps4 alone
      have fun with your mobas and f2p trash while waiting for this

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Which is a matter of opinion — guess what virgin boi you opinions mean squat to console players.

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • Barry Harden

      It ain’t coming on Xbone son!

    • Truth™

      And I don’t care because the definitive version will be on PC 🙂

    • Karl

      Someone get this guy some maxi pads and fast I sense an overflow is approaching lol

    • DarthDiggler

      @karlmaly:disqus

      Have you encountered this guy before? He is a joke.

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      It will be 100% a console port. 🙂 There will be no features outside of graphical prowess that will be different on the PC.

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      And I don’t care because the definitive version will be on PC 🙂

      Technically this is false. Let me explain.

      On the PC the program the game and target a spec range. No one single system specification is chosen as a “reference system”. So the experience will vary depending on what PC you are using and it is possible the experience isn’t up to the developers standards (depending on what specifications you have).

      On the other hand with consoles the studios optimize the resolution, frame rate, etc, etc. Video game creators work all that stuff out for us so we get to play the game as they intended it to be played.

      🙂

      I know remarks like this just boil the blood of the PC Caliphate.

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

    • Truth™

      Where’s Star Wars Battlefront at 1080P on PS4?
      Where’s Assassins Creed Syndicate at 1080P 60FPS on PS4?
      Where’s Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 at locked 1080P on PS4?
      Where’s Arkham Knight at 60FPS on PS4?

      Oh and I’m sorry to inform you that you lost Batman since all the effects were re-implemented in the PC version today and it runs better than consoles now 🙂

      The definitive version is always on PC 🙂

    • Barry Harden

      So are all the problems that come on PC. Cheats, hacks, buggy windows OS, constant need to upgrade. PS4 is the one that rules them all. Don’t be in denial Truth!

    • Truth™

      PS4 just got cracked while more and more PC games are moving to dedicated servers. Enjoy hackers on your paid P2P online 🙂

    • Barry Harden

      PS4 never got cracked. PC games moving to dedicated servers have no effect in preventing hacks and cheats. Lying is your strong suit you troll.

      Oh btw; I heard the XBL got taken down by an attack. Enjoy!

    • Truth™

      Only because the cracker had a change of heart. PC games are still better protected than PS4 games.

      Poor PS4 owners. Another year with no games and they are starting to get delusional

    • Barry Harden

      You’re the delusional one here. Most developers would rather release on PS4 than on PC. That’s a fact.

    • Truth™

      No it’s not

      Akiba’s Trip
      Dragon Quest Heroes
      Omega Quintet
      Hyperdimsension Neptunia U
      Final Fantasy X/X-2
      Helldivers
      Everyone’s Gone To The Rapture
      Journey
      Guilty Gear Xrd
      Earth Defense Force 4.1
      New Dangan Ronpa V3
      Escape Plan
      Ni No Kuni 2
      Stein’s;Gate
      The King Of Fighters XIV
      Ni-Oh
      Paragon
      Nier Automata
      Kojima’s new game
      Summer Lesson
      God Eater Resurrection
      God Eater 2
      Tales of Besaria

      All coming to PC

      So much for PS4 “Exclusives” 🙂

    • Josh Morland

      Check the Disqus. M$FT schill. Don’t waste your time typing or replying.

    • DarthDiggler

      @joshmorland:disqus

      Not now, I am just starting to get to the guy. Notice how he doesn’t respond to me. He knows I know his # and I know exactly how to pick apart is stupid BULLSH!T.

      The fact that he hasn’t responded to the virgin accusations only showcases @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus has no experience with women. I bet he pees his pants if a girl says HI to him.

    • Leo Garcia

      and you actually think the game will sell more on pc than ps4 ?
      “hahaha”
      enjoy waiting a year beggar race

  • XbotMK1

    Congratulations to Kojima and his new studio, as well as his partnership with PlayStation. It was a wise and perfect fit.

    I’m loving all the tears from the Microsoft slaves right now over this unsuprising news. Yep, yep, yep… yum, yum.

    I thought Microsoft and their slaves didn’t like indies. Dat parity clause karma. You see Termintor, Starman, Gamer Judge, One the One, efnet, and you numerous other Microsoft slave? This is what happens when you’re blindly loyal to a company that doesn’t really care about games. You have to sit back and watch games skip your losing console because Microsoft only cares about herding developers and customers like cattle to the slaughter for Microsoft’s own greedy agenda of locking everyone on Windows with Direct X. That is why Xbox exists and why it is a lazy, slopped together, cablebox. That is why PlayStation has the word “play” in it and why Xbox has “X” in it. The names between the two shows what Sony was focusing on when they made PlayStation and what Microsoft was focusing on when they made Xbox after they saw the PlayStation 2.

    By the end of this generation, the PS4 will have more exclusives than Xbox One. It will have more higher rated exclusives than Xbox One. It will have more new IPs than Xbox One. It will have more innovative exclusives than Xbox One. It will have more diverse genres than Xbox One. It will have better exclusives than Xbox One. Why? Because Microsoft is more concerned with feeding you Windows services. That is why Microsoft mimics their competition with games like Forza and Rise of the Tomb Raider, just so you’ll take the bait so they can get a healthy install base to keep developers on Windows. That is why they feed you the same lazy, generic cr@p every year. And you Microsoft slaves will have to deal with it.

    • Starman

      STFU !!!!!

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_tpOqHGvHlR:disqus

      How is it that you go through life proudly celebrating your ignorance and your lack of intelligence?

    • DLConspiracy//

      So we aren’t celebrating Kojima san? We are celebrating your weird bone for console war BS?

      Naming people in a brand new post. I don’t know what’s wrong with also enjoying something (xbox) that you slather hatred about In every article. I game everywhere and your comments are just as delusional as the people you are blaming and putting down. If PS is winning why are you so worried about other people enjoying another system. I think what you are doing is taking a kojimas day of happiness and turning it into your own childish BS to make the level of insecurity you have in your own life seems less than it is. When people endlessly go online and attack other people or rub their noses in bs like you are doing. It’s usually because the person has no life and needs a team to root for so he doesn’t feel alone.

      This article is about Kojima and his triumph not your weirdly obsessed childish hate rants about a community you see no value in. Not sure why I would think anyone would have that respect for a mans artwork but apparently his triumph is just another notch in your sexual console war bedpost. Learn a thing or two about what you are obviously expressing online. You can’t be mad at a group of people if you act exactly like them or even worse. You then become a childish nonsense speaking little boy.

      With that said. Congrats to Kojima an F fanboys for trying to tarnish someones moment.

  • Rubix99

    …..

  • Rubix99
  • Mark

    Congrats to Kojima for gettin his own studio now. Personally I think he had something cookin for awhile…he had to know this day would come. Hopefully this’ll be an amazing new IP.

    • Gamez Rule

      Kojima confirmed that Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa and producer Ken Imaizumi are also joining him. Even more good news☺

    • Mark

      Yeah I really think Kojima had his concept and financing for his new studio for awhile. His dream may have always been to be his own boss. And now he’s even got his old buddies to make cash with him. Good stuff

    • Gamez Rule

      And best of all they are free to make the games they really wanted too. Kojima even turned down offers from overseas. He went with Sony for real reasons that money couldn’t buy so IMO that shows he and his team will be happy in their choices.

      We know he is making a new franchise with Sony and his first game at least will be a console exclusive and not coming to Xbone, but will be coming to PC after PS4, so all in all it’s good news for Sony and Kojima.

  • Alistein

    I applaud his staying in the industry and congratulate him on started a new studio which I think should be the focus now. Console wars should be left for later at least until there is a public unveiling of his new title.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_lUEQLh8o3A:disqus

      To be fair — when Respawn announced that Titanfall was XB1 exclusive many PlayStation fans were quite crabby about it.

  • kevin

    Sony got hold of the biggest fish this generation? The next game this guy puts out will also be on the PC which kind of kills all the hype one would think. I don’t understand this generation at all.

    • DarthDiggler

      @disqus_ttEvcIDt7C:disqus

      Kojima makes great games, no doubt. I don’t think his games have quite the market of something like Fallout or GTA though. Biggest fish — he is not. This is a good win for Sony nonetheless though. Kojima is very talented no doubt.

      What “hype” are you referring to?

      I feel gamers completely abuse the word “Hype”. IMHO press releases announcing where a developer is going to work next and which platforms they are going to release on do not amount to “Hype” that is typical marketing / public relations. If you don’t know the difference between “hype” and standard business practices perhaps you are one of the gamers I refer to as abusing the word “hype”.

      How does the support for PC kill the “hype”?

      There have been MANY games announced with PC ports as well as Console ports. That doesn’t change the anticipation or excitement of people who primarily game on consoles. The fact that PC players will get to play this game too doesn’t diminish my desire to play it on PS4.

      This generation isn’t that much unlike the last generation only Sony and MS have completely swapped roles.

  • Kfal Balli

    Good for him. I just want people to remember this when the other side strikes a deal with another dev.

    • Doggystyle

      After Tomb Raider, who in this whole wide world is worried about a Microsoft deal? You’re freaking hilarious. Nobody wants anything to do with the Xbox One.

    • DarthDiggler

      @kfalballi:disqus

      Did you forget Respawn / Titanfall? LOL Or how about the X360 through it’s entire lifespan?

      Yeah peeps will get mad and I expect the Xbox guys will get madder as the generation rolls on, because PS4 will have an install base that will be very attractive to those that don’t want to be bothered with multiplatform releases.

    • Kfal Balli

      I can bring up deals from generations ago if you want to go there. Working on one platforms has positives and negatives.

  • Martin Steffen

    Let me put this out their for all you that don’t know or just forgot. Metal Gear Solid was a Playstation Exclusive which if I remember correctly Kojima wanted, but Konami wanted a bigger slice of the pie so after I believe Gun Of The Patriot Konami made deals with Miscrosoft to get the console games on to Xbox. I don’t think that sat well with Kojima and that started a rift between the two. So for those who are shocked shouldn’t be due to the fact Kojima and Sony have had a long history with one another.Just happy he found somewhere he is happy.

  • Mr Xrat

    It’s been a bad day for Xbox gimps. Caps off a bad year, to be honest.

    Merry Christmas. :^)

    • Truth™

      Terrible for Sonycucks as well since they already got destroyed by a superior version and lost over 10 console exclusives in a month

      It’s going to be a long generation for you 🙂

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0791ab5408a9f1c8fb6dbd896f91c0b288a97b35de1c60f00bc3eb1a3163f7f6.png

    • Karl

      My favorite pc masturbator aww we love u too darling change that tampon would you I sense an overflow

    • DarthDiggler

      @The_PC_Truth_Insider:disqus

      Terrible for Sonycucks as well since they already got destroyed by a superior version and lost over 10 console exclusives in a month

      It’s going to be a long generation for you 🙂

      Care to repeat this in English VirginBoi? Or did all that masturbation turn you blind?

      #TruthHurtsVirginBoi

  • Red

    Congrats Kojima! Hope the best success in his new independent industry venture developing games!


 

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