Quantcast
Is American tech a threat to Japan? Silent Hill composer thinks so - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Is American tech a threat to Japan? Silent Hill composer thinks so


9:44 AM on 12.17.2007
Is American tech a threat to Japan? Silent Hill composer thinks so photo



Silent Hill series composer Akira Yamaoka has admitted that he feels Japanese game development is in trouble when compared to the advances of American technology. Akira made the statement when talking about the American team he is working with on Silent Hill 5, a game that some are skeptical about due to the Western origins of the developers.

"There are of course advantages and disadvantages, but overall, I'm really impressed with the American staff and their technology," stated the musician and producer. "Their graphical and technical ability is amazing. There's a huge leap, actually. I look at what American developers are doing and I think wow... Japan is in trouble."

Is Japan really that far behind America in terms of games development? With software like Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII on the horizon, it's not likely that we'll be seeing our Eastern friends throw the towel in anytime soon. If Japan does have anything to worry about, its a stuck-in-the-mud culture that won't accept new things and a bunch of business suits who are too mired in "tradition" to expand their horizons. 

Oh, and the hentai. So much hentai.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP photo
Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP
11:45 AM on 07.30.2014







Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Developer stuff

5:00 PM on 07.30.2014
Development of Crytek USA's Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age moving to Frankfurt studio

The big news out of Crytek this morning was that the company is selling its Homefront intellectual property to Koch Media and Deep Silver -- which is where Crytek UK's work on Homefront: The Revolution will continue, under th...more



11:45 AM on 07.30.2014
Deep Silver acquires Homefront IP

It looks like things have finally come to a head at Crytek. The troubled publisher and developer behind Ryse, Crysis, and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution has taken major steps to secure its own future. Crytek has sold ...more



6:00 PM on 07.29.2014
So the Confederate Express developers might just be scumbags

Covering Kickstarter campaigns can be tricky business. Between conflicts of interest, the nature of crowdfunding, and the potential for scams, a lot can go wrong when an outlet like Destructoid highlights a particular campaig...more



View all Developer stuff






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more