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Metal Gear creator says his new action game will appeal to Uncharted fans

"You'll understand when you see it and play it," says Hideo Kojima.

Hideo Kojima's next game, the first since the designer's high-profile departure from Konami, will be an action game that appeals to fans of Uncharted and The Division, he promises.

Speaking in an interview with Japanese gaming publication Famitsu, as translated by Gematsu, Kojima said the project may not seem all that remarkable when it is announced, but people will understand it better when they play it.

"It's an amazing game," he said. "While not to say that it's open-world, users who enjoy today's AAA games (The Division and Uncharted, etc) will be able to easily enjoy it.

"When it is announced, you might think, 'That's not outstanding,' but you'll understand when you see it and play it. The genre is action."

In the same interview, the Metal Gear creator said the development team is creating the plot, characters, and game systems "all at once."

"Since certain parts are fairly new, we cannot help but experiment," he added.

The game, which does not have an official name yet, is being created in partnership with Sony. As such it will be a PlayStation console exclusive, but will also be available on PC.

In the interview, Kojima discussed his deal with Sony, saying that "offers came in from all over the world," but he opted for Sony because they showed faith in him.

"[Other studios] use a Hollywood system, and I don't like doing detailed presentation. From there, I wondered who would put their faith in me with just a rough concept, and [Sony] was who I was looking for. We get quite a lot of freedom and they're really easy to work with."

Kojima founded a new studio, Kojima Productions, to develop the game. It has been suggested the game will be the first in a franchise that could have anime, manga, and toy tie-ins.