Kojima Thinks Metal Gear Solid 5 Cannot Reach GTA 5’s Level

Hideo Kojima, producer and director of Metal Gear Solid 5, is very impressed with GTA 5. He thinks his game won’t match Rockstar Games’ magnum opus, and personally I feel that’s a terrible attitude to have.

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“GTA V” new trailer was awesome! This free control is future of the game, way higher than anywhere, makes me depress as matter fact.(cont..), ” he tweeted.

He also added that Rockstar’s team is the best.

“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.”

From what we have seen from the Metal Gear Solid 5 trailer at E3, the game is shaping up to be awesome. He shouldn’t get discouraged with this as even though both are open-world games, they are both targeting something different.

What are your thoughts on this? Let us know below.

  • Magilla187

    I think both games will succeed and im looking forward to both titles

  • hakesterman

    He’s probably right, but Metal Gear can still be a lot of Fun!

  • benbenkr

    Interms of open-world gameplay, perhaps not. But they’re in a different scope anyways.

    Same goes for story telling, both games has completely different themes to it.

  • Gonzalo Guzman

    A very humble and genuine comment from one of the industries best. It doesn’t matter which team will best the other at making the better game, both Rockstar and Kojima Productions are two of the industries most innovative developers. They have my highest respect for always pushing the boundaries with each new game. I’ll tell you one thing though, video games today would not be the same without GTA3 and MGS1.

  • shark_tsuki

    Yup. GTA V will be awesome but MGS V will also be awesome.

  • kevin carey

    I remember Kojima giving props to RDR as well…he’s been a R* fan for a while. Very classy and humble remarks regardless.

    • derpdedurr

      I read that he’s been a fan since GTA 3, and has always wanted to make a game where you could run around every where and do whatever.

  • asd

    I love Metal Gear and Grand Theft Auto.

    I dunno if I should be sad or happy.

    • GunsAndTheBeast

      Why not both?

  • Guest

    i agree that so fat GTA V have the superior but MGS V is hell of a game i mean we just sow a 6 minutes trailer and everyone was blown away for me MGS V was the best game at E3 and GTA V is the best game of this gen ever

  • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

    i agree that so far GTA V have the superior but MGS V is hell of a game i
    mean we just sow a 6 minutes trailer and everyone was blown away for me
    MGS V was the best game at E3 and GTA V is the best game of this gen

    • Leo Garcia

      sry buddy but the last of us took that spot and WILL get goty of the year

      • Wiiner

        AS great as these 2 games will be, I highly doubt the 2 will be able to grasp the emotion that TLOU was able to do in a story. Not discrediting MGS or GTA stories but just stating my opinion. I seriously have not been emotionally involved in a game like I was with TLOU.

        • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

          sorry bro GTA V is better than uncharted TLOU gears of war halo … its GTA FOR GOD SAKE

          • Dakan45

            Well gta iv sucked balls and so did thar rape of a game that they call “max payne 3”

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            IV sucked balls ??!! you mean a good graphic with awesome story with a great AI and a detailed world and unforgettable characters is a shitty game !!!

            then sorry all AAA games sucks and the only good ones are kenict move and wii games

          • Dakan45

            Iv graphics were good at the time but the game run like crap and it was blurry.

            What awesome story you talking about? You had an ugly serbian dude running around failing at life, playing bowling nad getting drunk with his fat ass cousin.

            Did you atleat kill his enemy? Nope, did you achieve something in the end? Nope he married the ugly old looking chick and either her or his cousin were killed. Where is the great story? It was a borring repettive “spend time with your loser friends and white trash sluts” simulator not a good game or story. Gta vice city and san andreas had great characters and story not this trash.

            The ai was a joke. They took cover behind stuff and you shoot them when their bodies popped out of cover, the cover system was garbage. THe vehicles had no brakes and the world was pretty much a repettive version of Ney York, while san andreas had 3 cites and a countryside.

            Trash game.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            it happened that roman was the most beloved character in IV a lot of people really loved him , and yes you kill all the enemy and the bosses , and in the end you win you win your life back you save roman ass from being killed and you will have all the money those guys gave you and no one will come to kill you or roman

            the AI was awesome from the good cover system to smart pedestrian bots in the street and those bots don’t look like each other you don’t see a bot look like another for a whole island , the game driving system was awesome if you suck at it it doesn’t mean it sucks it means your driving skills sucks
            and yeah it wasn’t like SA with the country side and stuff but it was new york and new york don’t have that stuff o deal with it

          • Dakan45

            wtf? You dont kill Bulgarin and who the hlle loved that fat prick?

            The ai was crap, HOW it was awesome? WHAT it did that was so great?

            The cover system was clunky.

            Bot is not ai, bot is working exactly like a computer controller player and takes more scripting. The ai used in open world gmaes is working via instances, which is vitrual clones of each other, thats how games like assasin creed can have so many characters on screen. So your theory is wrong.

            The driving sucked PERIOD i played tons of driving games and in gta iv the cars simply do not have functional brakes, on pc they even released mods to improve driving mechanics,so you are also wrong.

            You are wrong deal with it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            you kill bulgrain he is the final dude … the AI was great from moving from cover to cover and how bots react with you was awesome

            bot is not AI but it shows if the AI is good or not like get in the firetruck and pump water at them and see how they react , or just stand still and watch bots do what they do … i once sow a guy stealing a lady bag then ran a way that was awesome :D
            IDK about that i found it really good and you can feel the mechanism of the cars if it old one or a new one if it a sport or a normal car every car have its own mechanism that was great for me

            you’re still wrong DEAL WITH IT

          • Dakan45

            You dont kill him, the character in the second dlc kills him.

            The ai was crap.

            Deal with it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            oh right i was wrong on that one … just that one (i got confused with who killed him)
            AI was great so did the driving

            i dealt with it and i loved it and now i have to deal with you -_-

            lets just agree to disagree

          • Dakan45

            Ai was crap so was the driving, compared to what they were “Great”

            The ai doesnt do anything other than shooting and taking cover like most fps and most games with vehicles have more functional driving than gta iv. So if gta v has vehicles with better breaks, the driving wont be “Great” anymore? Is that your logic?

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            that what the AI supposed to do … shoot at you and take cover what else do you want ???!!!
            oh you mean games like saint row 3 or sleeping dogs ?! the only game with better functionality was mafia 2 it was better than IV … just so you know i find GTA IV break more realistic than most of NFS games

          • Dakan45

            Gee i dont know, being capable of stealth, flank you, strafe and dodge bullets. You know like far cry 2-3 ai.

            Yes its more reallistic than a casual racer but mafia 2 for example had less crap brakes.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            have you seen any far cry videos on youtube just look for the AI went dumb videos … gosh i mean the game has a great AI when it comes to wild life you see tigers hunting other animals and its pretty good but when it comes to enemies it really sucked i remember that when i was playing games on stealth and suddenly enemy soldier in-front of me and nothing happens he keep walking and acting like he never sow me or when i kill one soldier and his group act like nothing happened that was pretty crap -_-

            yeah i really liked the mafia 2 driving functionality more than IV but because that IV world is bigger and more living that mafia 2
            i hope GTA V will have driving simulator like mafia 2 did but if it didn’t that’s fine with me cause all that graphics and a lot of content for a current gen game is really impressing

          • Dakan45

            Thats crysis you are thinking, still far cry has better ai than gta iv, they dont do anything out of the ordinary, shoot them a few times and they fall down and not evne put a fight anymore. In far cry 3 the mercenary ai will not give up, they will strafe even when you shoot them and keep figthing.

            I dont get why gta must simulate driving or make it hard, but have subpar shooting mechanics. I think it should be functional first.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            yeah with that you’re right i played FC3 today (co-op) and the AI is waay better than IV waaaay better but maybe V will have an updated AI like in max payne is was not bad ^_^

            most of people spend a lot of time just driving and doing crazy stuff in cars so that why GTA always try to make a better vehicle mechanics , don’t worry about the shooting mechanics anymore ive reading a lot of articles about it now you can shoot while you’re running and the shooting will be like a fusion between red dead redemption and max payne 3 witch is awesome and michael can slow down time (like max payne) so the shooting in V is really awesome ^_^

          • Dakan45

            I want max payne 3 shooting, but i also want my vehicles to break and not continue to slide for 30 meters and crash on another vehicles in a crowded ny street.

            Come on, that was riddiculus.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            i just finished reading an article and those things might change your heart towards GTA V “You can pimp rides in a near-limitless number of ways. Paintjobs,
            wheels, window tints, grilles and spoilers can all be changed, and
            you’re able to upgrade the suspension, engine and brakes” and every change you make in the car will effect the handling ;)

          • Dakan45

            Yeah the characters are nice. One is like san andreas, the oher is insanse, and the other one is actually interesting unlike Niko. Slow mo, max payne shooting mechanics, weapons and vehicle modding, the game is as big as san andreas gta iv and RDR combined.

            No mention about the driving though.

            Ill just wait for the pc version because lets face it x360 and ps3 will run this game at a horrible resolution.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            naaah ill get it day one on 360 i have PC but it might never get released on PC (like RDR) so ill finish it on console and if it gonna get released on PC ill but just for the graphics ^_^

          • Dakan45

            RDR was made by the san diego studio, diffirent studio, very modified engine and they never made a pc game, they had to find someone to port it. Recently rockstar leeds ported La noire. I doubt anyone will bother with RDR but since ps4 and xbone are like pcs, they got alot of reasons to port them to next gen and pc.

            Hell, bully was ported to pc, wii and x360 on oblivion gamebryo engine.

          • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

            all im saying is im going to play the hell out of it on 360 , but i hope it will get a PC version cause a lot of people want it and they don’t have any console

            but the graphics and mechanism of the game on the current gen is really awesome can’t wait to see what they can do on Xone ^_^

      • http://www.facebook.com/s3di.Oo Sǯdi Sǻymeh

        as much as i like TLOU and love what sony did with the characters models and facials details but its impossible to compete with GTA V i mean there are a lot of awesome games coming and TLOU will loose its place …. TLOU is a great game but sony had a bad move to release it with the release of next gen and with the release of GTA V

      • Dakan45


        Seriously i can call it right now gta v 10/10 everyhwere.

        Oh look bioshock infinite gets 9.5s and 10s everyhwere.

        Oh look the last of us gets 10s everywhere.

        Whats next gta v getting 11/10 everyhwere?

        So yeah stop overrating games or scientists will have to come up with a number that is higher than 10 and lower than 11.

  • Dakan45

    He said nothing with his broken english and people act as if he said something important.

    Come on, stop trying to make news out of anything.

    No mgs5 cant reach gta 5, it has almost the sales cod has. Its a matter of fanbase up at this point, not a matter of quality

  • medman

    I think what people forget is the Asian cultures tendency to be deferential to others more so than we are here in the west. It is a way of showing respect. Kojima made similar statements about the look of The Division. He is merely complimenting developers whose work he finds extraordinary. People should not take every word for their literal meaning.

    • Wiiner

      Yep this is nothing new from Kojima. He has praised countless devs and producers and so on.

    • masolidsnake

      thats an interesting insight man, i didnt think of it that way

  • Ken Shiro

    MGS V all the way for me.

    Still on the fence on GTA V though.

  • keysy

    I don t think hes saying it wont be awesome i think hes saying rockstar has something special and he wishes he could hav done it

  • http://www.blackxino.blogspot.com/ Xino

    comparing a game being in development for over 4 years to yours, in which case your team spent a lot of time developing a engine.
    Also Rockstar had about 200+ working on GTA5, my opinion would say 300 people.
    And from the looks of the game, production budget looks to be close to $1billion.

    so of course the open world is better than MGS5:/

    • Dakan45

      Looks at gta iv….. nope.

  • lol

    Kojima shouldn’t be down, they are both very different games and the best in their respective genres. MGSV has always had a special kind of magic that is not in GTA, and vice versa.

  • joey

    I wonder if xbox fans will finally warm up to CGI. They didn’t seem to be very fond of it when Metal Gear Solid 4 was released.

  • Shezart

    Comparing MGS to GTA is like comparing AC to RDR.
    Totally different games even tho all of them are open-world.
    MGS is more storybased, while GTA is pure action and fun.
    MGS is action/adventure
    GTA is open-world/action

  • Jin

    lol Japanese developers keeps falling behind.

  • Surrealist

    I know how to help you Kojima! Just make longer cut scenes!

    On a more serious note, I’m glad this guy finally realises his games are shit.

    • masolidsnake

      fuck yourself buddy

  • dirkradke

    Personally, when someone tells you they don’t think they are good enough or can’t do something it is usually a self-fulfilling prophecy. Because the easy thing to do is to fail. In other words if he really doesn’t think he can do it he will find a way to make THAT happen.

  • Stefan Sjögren

    gta vill not have snake:)

  • Bthoven

    I Think Both of them will be the best games for long time cause of the full control , open world , reality , and for MGS V the story … i had played all MGS series [1, 2, 3, 4, Portable, Peace Walker] so i think both of them will succeed

  • Bthoven

    one more thing and it will be very cool and awesome to be added is online for MGS V

  • WaterFox

    Both are very different games. GTA is not serious, you just do stuff and have fun. Metal Gear Solid is where gamers get to experience being secret agent type feel. I get way more satisfaction from playing MGS games. So we really shouldn’t compare these 2 games.

  • Tasty Pete

    I was never a fan of MGS, but I love Rockstar and all their little children. With that gigantic bias in mind, I’m clearly perfectly qualified to post my opinion on the internet as if I believe it truly matters to other people. Yes, GTA 5 will be better.


  • http://www.twitter.com/wheres_my_phone brett

    He’s just being modest. He probably has very different goals in mind as the games are quite different in what they aim to achieve.