We're going to get mutilated by Metal Gear fans, but we've always found the writing in the series to be convoluted and heavy-handed. That said, creator Hideo Kojima's typing some nice stuff on Twitter as he travels back home from his PlayStation world tour. In one tweet, he talked about how developers need to keep "running" in order to remain at the bleeding edge.
"I've visited various studios and all of them have kept running without any rest," he wrote of the teams that he met up with during his journey. "Such sense of distance was our 'shared language'. I can 'keep running' because such top groups exist all over the world." It's an observation that we can probably all relate to: bettering ourselves can be tough, but the passion that others exude helps inspire us to keep moving forwards. It sounds like Kojima's found his mojo again.
The auteur also called upon 2001: A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke to help sum up his learnings from the trip. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," he quoted. The moral: Kojima aims to assemble the greatest talent at his new studio, where his team will mould the latest technology into magic. Feels a bit like an EngLit essay this article.