So we all heard the news about Irrational Games laying off %90 of their staff (if you haven’t click here) because obviously my man Kenny wants to have a smaller team with a flatter structure to create games for the Core Audience, lets talk about his from a business stand point first, BioShock Series has been one of the major AAA games this past generation, it sold over 15 million copies for all 3 games combined and that is a huge number considering this game was for the most part a Single player game with a heavy focus on narrative and story telling and that is not a recipe for 20 million titles sold in this day and age, so the thought of letting go of %90 of the team and starting from scratch takes some serious balls Kinda like these :
I think for most gamers we have alot of mixed feelings here, some of us most likely wanted to see the next Irrational BioShock from Ken himself, some of us are very excited about the next project and some people don’t really care because they are busy getting headshots like it is 2007, I personally think it is going to be great for Ken to be free from managements and structures and focus solely on creating games like he obviously love to do and I also see the examples of Peter Molyneux,Shinji Mikami,Hideki Kamiya, and Keiji Inafune who went out there and started their own thing and some of the games that they are making sounds really exciting like The Evil Within and that Megaman Successor thingy, so now lets talk about Kojima (Warning : Angry talk is coming up)
This guy was my favorite game developer growing up for couple of reasons (1- I knew his name, 2- his games were awesome) and he really was the father of cinematic storytelling in games, to this day am a sucker for Stealth games and I think it all begun with him, ever since Metal Gear Solid on the original PlayStation this guy has been talking about a New IP, a New IP he is going to create and write and produce just like he did with Metal Gear Solid and he will give Metal Gear Solid to the younger members of his team and if this was a show I would call the next Segment “food me one E3 shame on you, fool me all the E3s shame on me”, he hasn’t made shit outside of the Metal Gear Series ever, which makes me think maybe it is not his decision to make, maybe Konami is the real asshole here and why not lets think about it for a second Konami is not the company we used to know I mean they barely make games any more I know it is a Toy Company mostly but all they have left is Metal Gear and Castlevania and a soccer game that no one really care about, maybe Konami is pushing Kojima to keep making these MGS games and if that is the case then
why don’t you borrow some balls from Ken Levine and start from scratch
with love always
Seriously why doesn’t he? am sure what ever he makes with a smaller team will get tons of Funding and he will have a shit load of support from Fans and he will finally make something worthy of his name and legacy outside of 2 hour long game that am pretty sure the first 20 mins it is going to be a tutorial that tells you “to use an item press X” over the codex, come on man don’t shit all over your self with every new game you make and enough with the puzzles and Moby Dick Studios mind games that you are playing it is not funny anymore, am pretty sure there is not enough time Gaps between the Metal Gear games that you can fit a bunch of other prequels to it anyway so why don’t you just quit being a wuss and quit your job!?
I guess that is all I wanted to say, Cheers