Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, E3 News

               
Dark theme   
PC   |   PS4   |   XBOX   |   SWITCH   |   3DS   |   VITA   |   JAPANESE   |   FILM   |   TOYS   |   MERCH


 

 

Kojima unsuccessfully tried to make a game in the vein of GTA 3

2014-03-14 07:00:00·  2 minute read   ·  Brett Makedonski@Donski3
0

And scrapped it when it wasn't on par with Rockstar's effort

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III is well-known as a landmark title that exerted significant influence over the videogame industry with regard to modern design. One notable developer that was motivated by GTA III was Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear franchise. However, his efforts to make a game like GTA III didn't quite pan out.

Speaking with Joystiq at the BAFTA ceremony about the GTA creators' lifetime achievement award they were presented, Kojima commented "When GTA III came out, we were on Metal Gear Solid 2. At that point we tried to create something similar and we were completely unable to come up with this design to [a level of] similar success."

Kojima went on to say "To be honest, looking at their [Rockstar's] success at doing what we tried to do and failed, we went back and made the game engine we first tried, to ensure the freedom the player would have. So more than being inspired by them, to be honest they just went ahead of us, they were more successful than what we were trying to create back then."

Despite the fact that the upcoming Ground Zeroes is open-world, Kojima's hesitant to say it's similar to Grand Theft Auto. "Now, game-wise what we are trying to create [in Ground Zeroes] is something probably different than they are trying to create. We're trying to ensure the freedom so the player can do some more realistic stealth infiltration by having all this freedom. So, I believe we're creating different games," he stated.

Kojima toyed with design similar to GTA 3 back when it was released [Joystiq]




You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Brett MakedonskiManaging Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2923Posts20Blogs 5Following1Followers62

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more


 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


Can't see comments?   EasyList, Avast, and others may block them. Please whitelist [*].disqus.com to fix it


Unsavory comments?


Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. On the right side of a comment you can flag the user to anonymously report them (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments, or is something busted? Check our mini support FAQ

 




 
 
 
spacer