The quality of Rockstar’s next-gen Grand Theft Auto V teaser has once again saddened Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima.
That’s because, as he previously confessed, he thinks the game is so good it makes others – including his own – look bad.
"What Rockstar has created and the world they have created is super impressive, and actually when I saw the PS4 version a few days ago I got depressed again," the famed developer told CVG.
“And this is not game design-related it's just me. The quality that they showed in the PS4 trailer was really impressive.
Of Metal Gear Solid V he added: "It's a bit different because Rockstar is going in a very different direction to what I'm trying to create. When we say we're an open-world game it makes it sound like it's trying to be the same as what those guys are creating. But this is very different - I'm trying to do a free infiltration game.”
It’s not the first time Kojima has admitted to being depressed by Rockstar’s achievement.
In July last year he tweeted: "GTA V new trailer was awesome! This free control is future of the game, way higher than anywhere, makes me depress[ed] as matter fact. I don't think our ‘V’ can reach that level. Rockstar's team are the best. Without question they will pull up the possibility of game.”
"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..)— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) July 11, 2013
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.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) July 11, 2013