When The Division were first announced and revealed at E3 last year, we were all very impressed by how good it looked. Some more so than others, though. Hideo Kojima, famed creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, told developers Massive Entertainment that he thought The Division was so good, it made him want to quit his job.
“What meant more to us than maybe anything else, is that we had every single competing developer come over to our booth and asking for a show,” Massive Entertainment’s Managing Director David Polfeldt told Examiner. “Two minutes after E3 opened, we had Hideo Kojima come over to the Ubisoft booth and he said I want to see The Division. Then the press guy said politely, ‘okay so do you want to see the other Ubisoft games?’ [Kojima replied] ‘nope I just want to see The Division.’
“The very first presentation we did at E3 was made for Hideo Kojima and his interpreter. Then he leans forward to his interpreter and he says ‘you guys are so good, it makes me want to quit my job.’ So that was the first presentation at E3, and you can imagine after having been in what we felt like a coal mine for a long time, you get [Hideo Kojima coming over to see The Division] within 5 minutes of the show opens.
“We were like ‘dude, this is going to work.’ We had DICE over, we had Destiny over, everybody else came over and said guys, ‘this is excellent, what have you been doing? Please show it to us.’ That was a career highlight, absolutely!”
Well, if a game can impress Hideo Kojima so much, it can certainly get us excited as all hell.
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