E3 2012: Kojima to focus on “love, or rearing a family” in new series

Hideo Kojima has revealed that he is working on a new series that could focus on "love, or rearing a family".

"There are a lot of real world issues I want to address, but the reason I kept making the Metal Gear Solid saga and its sequels is that it allowed me to explore my ideas," Kojima told CVG.

"But now I'm starting a new series, focusing on a new set of issues. It'll probably be different to what Metal Gear Solid addressed. Of course, I'm turning 50 now, so if I'm going to approach new topics, it might be something more on a human level, like the concept of love, or rearing a family, things of that nature".

Kojima is currently working on Project Ogre, while it was recently announced that Kojima Productions is working on a Zone Of The Enders sequel. Whether or not Project Ogre forms part of the series to which Kojima is referring remains to be seen, and he won't be drawn on any further details.

"As a game designer, up to this point, games have evolved along a set of technical and artificial limitations, like a card game or chess. The rules are there", he continues.

"But now it's evolved to the point where you can realise almost anything in a game world since technology has evolved, my perspective has changed from creating rules, to creating situations, and putting people in those situations. There's a lot of risk in that, but that's what I'm trying to accomplish now, to rise to the challenge and create something new based on a new type of game design".

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