Shinji Mikami admires big open-world games, “it’s a really interesting genre”

Posted By | On 28th, Jun. 2012

Shinji Mikami feels that open-world games are fantastic and that’s the reason why his studio partnered with Bethesda. He said he admired games like Skyrim which gave a lot of options to players.

“I started playing it when it was released, though right now I’m terribly busy and have had to stop,” he said to PSM3 (Via CVG).

“It’s a fantastic game. Just amazing. To have such a huge open world and so much freedom is wonderful, and the gameplay too is so varied; all those parameters and details that you can tweak and that affect the game. The characters are great too.

He revealed that there are few open-world games which is why the market isn’t saturated yet, and this makes it a good opportunity to try something new.

“There are very few – Red Dead, GTA IV, Skyrim… It’s not like there are dozens of them yet. So right now I think it’s a really interesting genre. Perhaps once the market is saturated I won’t think so, but right now it’s a wide open field.

“We don’t have hundreds of staff, so I’d keep it simple. I’d introduce one major rule, but within that you’d be free to play it however you like. It would be a game that mixes the best of the old kind of games with this relatively new open-world concept.”

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