In a rather surprising number of tweets, Metal Gear creator and legendary game designer Hideo Kojima voiced out that he’s “depressed” that his “V” (Metal Gear Solid V) might not be able to match Rockstar’s “V.” which is, of course, Grand Theft Auto V.
This was in response to Rockstar’s gameplay reveal of GTAV that thundered through the gaming industry when it was released the other day.
“GTA V” new trailer was awesome! This free control is future of the game, way higher than anywhere, makes me depress as matter fact. I don’t think our “V” can reach that level. Rockstar’s team are the best. W/o question they will pull up the possibility of game.
While GTAV indeed look awesome, based on what we’ve seen of MGSV, it’s no slouch, either.
Could this be Kojima just being humble or is he voicing a genuine concern that his game won’t be able to live up to Rockstar’s latest offering?
Comparing the two, do you think Kojima’s tweets are warranted or are the two games not even competing against each other?