Kojima received the BAFTA Fellowship award recently at this year’s ceremony that was held online.
Following the ceremony, the game developer was interviewed by the BAFTA website which poured some interesting ideas on what Kojima-san is planning for the future. When asked about P.T. and if he wants to return to the franchise or make something similar, Kojima replied that he wants to make that revolutionize the terror in horror games, and that’ll not only make you pee but crap your pants.
“P.T. is special. Human fear ultimately stems from the unknown. P.T. was an experiment in producing an effect in response to that nature. So, the reaction was as expected – if anything we could say that it was a great success as a teaser. P.T. was a mysterious game, created by a mysterious studio, with no previous announcement or information, so it used forbidden techniques to increase fear. It was a one-off thing, so we cannot reuse that method again.”
“I’m easily frightened myself, so I have confidence that I could create something more terrifying than perhaps others could. I get frightened of things like darkness and imagine shadows of ghosts in the dark. Just like Hitchcock or Spielberg did.”
“P.T. ended as just an experiment, but I would like to make another horror game someday. Something that uses a revolutionary method to create terror, that doesn’t just make you pee your pants, but crap them. I already have ideas in mind.”
Kojima Productions released their first-ever game as an independent studio in late 2019 – Death Stranding. While the game was highly criticized, some said it was a perfect walking simulator, others enjoyed the game’s story. One thing is for sure, Death Stranding delivered a unique gameplay aspect that we cannot find in any other normal game.