Hideo Kojima interested in VR?
Hideo Kojima expressed his interest in developing for virtual reality in a video interview with Rocket Beans Gaming – but he doesn’t have time for it right now.
The interviewer drops the VR question around the 22 minute mark: “What do you think about virtual reality? I mean, did you have any experiences, or do you have any ideas for PlayStation VR? Or is it too much motion sickness for you?”
Kojima’s response (in English, via interpreter): “Well, I want to create something [where] you don’t get 3D motion sickness. But for VR, I’m really interested in it [but] I think I’m not free enough.”
“I said [on] the panel yesterday – in the 120 years that the [Lumiere] brothers created, we have a monitor or we have this square like [an] iPad or iPhone. We have a frame, right? VR [is] kind of freed from the limitation of this frame aspect. So I want to do it, definitely, but I don’t have, really, time right now to concentrate on VR.”
Kojima gives his take on gaming in virtual reality
He also said that VR might be less suited for gaming experiences and more for interactive art and educational simulations: “I think it will be a breakthrough using VR. But in the next 5 years, I think streaming will be the biggest thing and if you’re streaming you cannot put framerates as much as you want, but in VR the framerate is really important.”
Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s first game since he left Konami, is out on PlayStation 4 on November 8th. While a PC version has been mentioned in the past, it was generally believed to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive until yesterday, when a PC version was confirmed for 2020.
There has been speculation about PlayStation VR features in Death Stranding, but it was denied early in development.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Who was the first classic horror movie killer to appear in Dead By Daylight?
- Freddy Krueger (The Nightmare)
- Michael Myers (The Shape)
- The Scream Killer (The Ghost Face)
- Leatherface (The Cannibal)
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Sony preemptively files trademarks for future PlayStation consoles
Sony Interactive Entertainment is keeping tight reins on the PlayStation brand by filing trademarks for PlayStations 6 through 10 in Japan. Unsurprisingly, Sony’s not expecting to retire the brand any time soon. If future console generations last seven years on average, as the last two generations have, we will probably see the PlayStation 10 around 2055.
Fortnite Halloween event begins today, will last one week
The official Fortnite Twitter account has confirmed that Halloween festivities will start on October 29th at 13:00 BST. Fortnite fans may remember that last year’s Halloween event lasted throughout the month of October, but the release of Fortnite Chapter 2 has clearly taken precedence this year. In any case, data-miners have already revealed the upcoming Halloween skins, including a white and black variation of the skeleton costume Fortnite fans know and love.
Resident Evil is a remake of a game based on a Japanese movie
It’s the week of Halloween, and that means it’s time to bring out the horror games and scare yourself silly. Resident Evil is arguably the most famous videogame horror franchise, and incidentally the game with the most successful movie adaptations to boot – but did you know that the original game started out as a remake of a NES game called Sweet Home, which in turn was a movie adaptation?
Capcom launched Sweet Home in 1989, and it’s one of the earliest examples of survival horror. You explore a haunted mansion in search of hidden artwork as one of five characters. You need to criss-cross through the mansion solving puzzles and avoiding being eaten by zombies, just like in Resident Evil.
The movie came out around the same time, but is more of a ghost story, although it does take place in a mansion. Sweet Home creator Tokuro Fujiwara came on board as a producer and mentor to Shinji Mikami for what was intended to be a remake of Sweet Home – although the team ended up doing its own thing. In any case, Resident Evil owes its existence to an obscure Japanese horror movie!