If the thought of a Snatcher Radio Drama got you all nostalgic for the Hideo Kojima’s classic adventure game, I sense some disappointment for you in the near future. Sadly, Kojima is far too busy to fulfill your fantasies of a Snatcher sequel. Speaking with the PlayStation Blog about the success of games like L.A. Noire and what it might mean for another Snatcher, he stated:
“L.A. Noire is a game that I really like, but unfortunately I have not played it. I think it is coming out in Japan today, so when I return, I intend to play it. This idea of an open world in 3D is very good, and I would love to do something like Snatcher, but I do not have the time or the means to do so. But if anyone else would like to develop it, I would love it.”
The idea of L.A. Noire must have really struck a chord with the developer (seeing as he hasn’t even played it) as he then went on to compare the video games industry to movies, and the necessity of things like marketing, character emotion and, of course, money.
It’s disappointing that Kojima won’t be working on another Snatcher anytime soon, but that just leaves the door open for another developer to come in and make one. What do you think? What developer would do justice to Snatcher, or really, now that L.A. Noire is a proven success, any kind of new adventure game. For some weird reason, I’m thinking David Jaffe.