Hideo Kojima Is No Longer Working On A VR Game


Despite constant rumors and hints, legendary game director Hideo Kojima has confirmed that he is no longer working on a VR game. Previously, it was leaked that Kojima Productions had received developer kits for PSVR 2 in November 2021 and was working on a “smaller project.”

According to the Twitter site OopsLeaks, VR storyteller Céline Tricart was also involved in the project. Kojima even teased his VR game on the Tokyo radio station J-Wave by saying that his challenging little indie game was a project that “plays differently than anything before.”

Hideo Kojima’s Canceled VR Game

Recently, Kojima was giving an interview with manga author Ryosuke Fuji for the Japanese Pocket Shonen magazine. During the interview, the topic of virtual reality came up. Even his interviewee, Ryosuke Fuji’s manga adaptation of “Shangri-La Frontier,” was set in the future.

The manga saw flat screens as outdated technology and featured immersive VR games. During the conversation, Kojima finally confirmed that his VR game project was canceled.

“Actually, I once tried to make an innovative game in VR, but that project was also interrupted. But I think there is technological potential for VR. Technology is advancing rapidly, and there are more things that can be done, not just in VR, so I think it will be possible to make many more kinds of games in the future.”

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In the past, Kojima has always been open-minded toward VR technology and its potential to transcend traditional screens. However, during the interview, Kojima also revealed that he tried VR but got motion sickness.

Currently, there is no confirmation on why Hideo Kojima’s VR game got canceled. However, gamers will soon be able to play many VR games with the launch of the PSVR 2. There’s also a PC VR mod in the works that will make all Unreal Engine games playable in VR.

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