Hideo Kojima might be the visionary director behind the Metal Gear Solid series and Death Stranding but his visions don’t seem to stop below Earth’s atmosphere. The creator recently stated that, if given the opportunity, he’d like to go to outer space to make a game there that can then be playable in space. It’s possible that Kojima might’ve been joking with this statement but we wouldn’t put it past him.
Speaking during the premiere of a new documentary called Connecting Worlds, Kojima was asked by friend and Summer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley would he would like to do in the future. “I want to go to outer space,” said Kojima. “I want to go to outer space and create a game you can play In space… So please someone send me up to space.”
Others suggested that Kojima wasn’t being serious about this statement but this is exactly the kind of unconventional thinking that someone like Kojima might aspire to one day. Of course, making a game in space for fellow space travellers might be limited to a number of astronauts right now.
Kojima is currently pushing forward with a number of projects under his studio, Kojima Productions. Apart from Death Stranding 2 which is in development, it’s believed that Kojima Productions is also working on a horror game titled Overdose that was leaked sometime last year. Kojima is also working closely with Microsoft and Xbox on an upcoming, unannounced cloud-based game that was notably absent at the recent Xbox Games Showcase.
The Connecting Worlds documentary largely focuses on the life of Hideo Kojima and his history in the gaming industry, described as, “Widely regarded as the first auteur of video games, this visually captivating documentary gives a rare insight into Hideo Kojima’s creative process as he launches his own independent studio.”
Source: Video Games Chronicle