Thebesplayers : Hideo Kojima Talks More About His World Tour and What He Learned

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has reflected again on his specifically around his drive to “keep running” to stay ahead of the curve.

Here’s his full statement, as:

“Game industry’s always been depended on the technology. Technology evolves on daily so as hardware and software. That’s why you need to keep running. The one who runs at his/her best, the one who runs strategically, the one who runs on his/her pace, the one who seeks the opportunity while running in the 2nd pack. You don’t need to be in the 1st pack all the time.”

“But once you take a break you will get way behind from the pack. I’ve visited in various studios and all of them have kept running without any rest. Such sense of distance was our ‘shared language.’ I can ‘keep running’ because such top groups exist all over the world.”

In his earlier reflection, Kojima said

Though Kojima’s 10-day world tour was , subsequent tweets from Kojima suggest he made another stop on January 29. According to, Kojima may have visited Crytek in Frankfurt, Germany. Crytek itself with its own tweet on January 26.

During his journey across the globe, Kojima visited the SCEA headquarters in California, where he also stopped in for a motion-capture session. Kojima also during his time in the US. He then traveled to Europe, where he visited Media Molecule, Guerrilla Games, and, finally, Quantic Dream. He also had an during his trip.

Check out to see some pictures of the places he went and people he met.

Kojima officially left Konami in December, at which time he announced the formation of a new studio, Kojima Productions, and that he had reached some kind of publishing deal with Sony. Kojima’s first post-Konami game is, though it sounds like it’s very early days.

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