Hideo Kojima’s Grim Outlook On Gaming Hardware

Hideo Kojima recently sat down for an interview with IGN. While discussing a variety of topics, Kojima explained that he thinks video game hardware will vanish at some point over the next few years. Instead, gaming experiences will be widely available on smart devices and PCs.

“I think that gaming hardware platforms will ultimately vanish, and it will all be sharable anytime, anywhere, and with anyone, on devices like smartphones, tablets, and PCs. My concern, though, is that the world might become one where entertainment is brought down to us from above. Even now, AI will recommend what it thinks you’ll like, and I think we’ll end in a place where individual videos change depending on who is watching them,” Kojima told IGN. “The sound of music changed once it started being released on CD instead of vinyl records. You’re able to instantly skip tracks on a CD, so the order of the verses, bridges, and choruses in a song began to shift [to engage the listener from the start of the song]. Maybe it’s inevitable that only pleasing works of entertainment will survive as entertainment changes because of the medium, but there is a danger to that as well.”

Throughout his storied career, Hideo Kojima helped create some of the most beloved video games of all time. The Metal Gear series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and the Death Stranding franchise are some of his most notable works.

(All information was provided by IGN, Wccftech, and Wikipedia)

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