Japanese video game designer and producer Hideo Kojima who is best known for Metal Gear Solid games now wants to create games that can change in real-time according to the location of the player. When it comes to the latest trends and innovations in video games, you will always see his statements and involvement in the matter.
In a recent interview with Japanese lifestyle magazine An-An while talking about his approach to the upcoming games, he said:
What I want to do are games that change in real time. Even as we’ve finally got people of various ages and occupations from all around the world playing the same game, everyone, and I mean everyone, is playing the same.”
“Instead of that, something [ A GAME] that changes based on where a person lives or how they think.”
One thing to mention here is that many people think after hearing his statement that his approach is maybe to make service games. But he is talking about how a world around a player changes in real-time like building roads over time by the players while you playing the game and other such stuff. This all depends upon your location too.
He also brought up the Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand a 2003 game and said:
“Because the amount of sunlight is applied in game to defeat the vampires, the game changes depending on where you played and what time you played, A mechanic like that connects human-made systems and real life.”
If you don’t know what Hideo Kojima is talking about then understand that in the Boktai the players were able to power up the weapons in the game by using actual sunlight. So he wants to do more things like that in modern-day games. The game had a built-in solar sensor. The Boktai series revolves around vampire and vampire hunters who must use solar power-based weaponry to combat evil bloodsucking creatures.
Remember the time when he wanted to make a game where if you die once in the game you can’t play the game anymore?