Hideo Kojima shared new details on Twitter today regarding his studio’s recently announced Zone of the Enders sequel, the “Enders Project.”
“Since I am currently in beta on Project Ogre, I became the producer for the ‘Ender’s Project’,” said Kojima in a tweet. “From the start of the plan, it was clear I was just support. In reality, the game design, script, production, level design, etc. were all supervised by other staff. Even when I tried to force myself into things, I didn’t have any success.”
On Friday, Ryosuke Toriyama was also announced as a producer.
“As a producer, it’s necessary to think about whether it’ll sell or won’t sell. You can’t budget without assuming market conditions and how many will sell,” said Kojima in another tweet. “But above all that, the most important part is whether or not I can actually make what I intend. Is it better to make the next one anime style and satisfy the otaku part of my soul? Or satisfy the sci-fi part of my soul and make it photo realistic?”
In a later tweet, he added: “The creators of Gundam, Akira, and Evangelion were heavily influenced by various works from in and outside the country. Japanese creators who have an otaku and sci-fi soul use this combination technique to create and put out anime like that.”
Additionally, Kojima shared a better photo of the game’s new Orbital Frame (pictured above).