Hideo Kojima Intends to Continue His Legacy as an AI After His Death

While Hideo Kojima has gained widespread recognition for his contributions to games like Death Stranding and the Metal Gear series, those who know him personally will admit to his status as a truly unforgettable figure. For the 7th anniversary of Kojima Productions, which just passed, he shared his thoughts on the company’s future and where he sees it in 50 years.

Hideo Kojima recently spoke briefly about a game he’s working on for Xbox in a recent interview. The creator of Death Stranding claims that Microsoft is the only publisher to “get” his vision. He said:

Part of why I’ve been able to make games for 30 years is because new technology replaces the old so quickly. The tech you use today may not be applicable tomorrow, and I’m interested in figuring out ways to incorporate the new.

Making the wrong choice can result in failure, of course. It’s a bit like a space program in that way. The project we’re working on with Microsoft is one I have been thinking about for five or six years already.

The project required infrastructure that was never needed before, so I discussed it with lots of different big companies and gave presentations, but they really seemed to think that I was mad. It was ultimately Microsoft who showed that they understood, and now we’re working together on the project, including the technology front.”

Also, he has big plans for the future of Kojima Productions, and he claims that someday he will use artificial intelligence to manage the company. The question was about the legacy he hopes to leave at Kojima Productions 50-100 years from now.  Though he plans to remain at the head of Kojima Productions until the end of his days, he has hinted that an artificial intelligence could one day succeed him. He said:

I’ll probably become an AI and stick around. You need to be stimulated in lots of different ways if you want to keep creating new things, so I imagine I’ll keep collaborating with others and taking in new things even if I’m an AI.”

Kojima may have been being satirical with his answers, but who knows? He is ‘Hideo Kojima’ after all. But tell us what you think in the comments, and if you think the studio can one day live up to its founder’s vision.

 

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Farhan Ali


Farhan is a passionate writer with an undying love for games, PC hardware, and technology. With nearly 5 years of experience in blogging and over 14 years of experience in gaming, this is what he loves and does best.
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