Hideo Kojima has just revealed that his most anticipated game for next year is Red Dead Redemption 2.
Kojima was rumored not too long ago to retire in creating games after Death Stranding. But judging from the way he is right now, this is least likely the case.
Famed Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima might be busy right now with his upcoming game, Death Stranding. However, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have time to play video games and watch movies in his spare time.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Hideo Kojima’s Most Anticipated 2017 Game
To quote Mr. Hideo Kojima:
2016 was year one for virtual reality. Screen-viewing culture hadn’t changed for about 120 years, so I think the impact of VR will significantly change entertainment, our daily lives, education, culture, and so on. I don’t believe this to be only about games.
Looking ahead, for games, my pick would have to be Red Dead Redemption. My most anticipated film for 2017 is Blade Runner 2049.
This was revealed during an interview with the Games Industry.biz, whom are lucky enough to have a word with the famed creator of Death Stranding. While he hasn’t specifically stated the reason for this top pick, his taste in western media is highly reflected in the games he is involved.
His upcoming game Death Stranding is implied to be in first person view, just like with Red Dead Redemption. It would also most likely make use of the virtual reality (VR) platform. Hideo Kojima is also known for being a fan of VR, which is highly reflected in his statement in the interview. He had even commended other game developers who are developing games meant for Virtual Reality.
What is known about Red Dead Redemption 2 so far
The release date for all console versions of the game was confirmed by Rockstar Games to take place Fall 2017. Specific details about the game, however, are still scarce. The trailer and officially released images so far imply new lead characters. The upcoming title is also implied to be VR compatible, which is another huge factor why Hideo Kojima appears to be quite enthusiastic about it. The VR would fully immerse players in the old west era setting.