The term “video game” has been around for a few decades. But Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima believes that the word will vanish sooner rather than later. Kojima made that prediction based on his belief that games, movies, and music will all blend together into one industry.
Kojima discussed that topic and how the gaming industry has changed while he’s been involved with it in issue 268 of Nintendo Power:
“In this day and age, the video game business is a major entertainment industry that surpasses movies in terms of revenue. But when I started out, it was a completely different story. Back then, the game industry was a place for people with broken dreams to gather because they couldn’t land the jobs that they really wanted. Today, the industry has matured into a wonderful place where some of the most talented people in their field can take advantage of cutting-edge technology and world-class budgets to thrill and awe the entire world.
“In the near future I believe we’ll see the term ‘video game’ itself vanish as our industry evolves and eventually absorbs the movie and music industry to create a larger, all-encompassing form of digital entertainment.”