“I don’t want to do something that is in the same tone.”
Hideo Kojima is a free man now. He is allowed to do whatever he wants to and is allowed to develop whatever he wants to. He is finally making a non-Metal Gear game, a title that he promises will be big in scale. But one cannot possibly forget with what he achieved with P.T. and forgive Konami for canceling Silent Hills.
In a recent interview with Polygon, Kojima was asked whether he is interested in making a game similar to theme of Silent Hills or P.T., or horror genre in general. Kojima stated that Silent Hills will never happen and although he is interested in exploring the horror genre in the future, he won’t develop a game like P.T.
“P.T. in a way for us was also an experiment to understand many things. Silent Hills, I don’t think that will ever happen. I would definitely like to explore horror and by horror I don’t mean horror as a genre, but more like the feeling of terror as a theme, as a topic and this is one aspect that gets really close to interactivity of scariness so that is something I would be interested in exploring in the future.”
“After P.T. there were similar games that were released or were developed. Personally, I don’t want to do something that is in the same tone, I would prefer to do something that takes a different approach and a different perspective to it,” he added.
When asked about how he would explain with what happened with Konami, Kojima stated he would not like to comment on the matter but did mentioned the following.
“To be honest, I don’t want to look back. I just want to move forward.”