Kojima Productions’ founder and legendary game designer Hideo Kojima recently took to Twitter to express some of his concerns about an all-digital future. In the tweet, he states that digital ownership of any media can be taken away from consumers if an unprecedented event of a global scale occurs in the near future.
While the debate surrounding physical vs digital media has been raging increasingly, it’s quite obvious that the future is looking to be more of the latter. Furthermore, the growing popularity of services like Netflix, PS Now, and Xbox Game Pass means that fans don’t even have to own a digital copies of movies, music, books, or games to access their content.
Kojima Productions is currently hard at work on the upcoming Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. Rumors have been doing the rounds regarding a potential partnership with Xbox, and legions of PlayStation fans even started a petition to cancel any such deal.
We will not be able to freely access the movies, books, and music that we have loved. I would be a have-not. That's what I'm afraid of. This is not greed.
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) August 5, 2021