Hideo Kojima has said he wants to create games that change in real time.
Referencing 2003 Game Boy Advance title Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand, which featured a light sensor on the cartridge that encouraged playing in direct sunlight, Kojima said he wants to make games that offer each user a different experience based on various factors such as their location.
“What I want to do is to make games that change in real time,” he said. “People of all ages and professions are playing the same game, but everyone is playing the same way. Instead, it’s something that changes depending on where you live and how you feel about it.
“I made a game called Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand before. It’s a portable Game Boy Advance with a sun sensor and a clock. The amount of light from the sun is reflected in the game to defeat vampires, so the game changes depending on where and when you play. This kind of device connects the system created by people to the real world.”
Kojima, who turned 58 years old in August, marked the occasion by vowing to continue creating for as long as possible.
“Although my body is failing me, my creativity is not waning yet,” he said. “Until my brain loses its creative power, I’ll continue to strive to create things. That’s my instinct, and that’s what I love to do.”
The designer’s next release is Death Stranding Director’s Cut, which hits PS5 on September 24.