Hideo Kojima Warns that Physical Media Will Inevitably Die Out

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Despite the increasing prevalence of digitally served content, there are still plenty of gamers, film aficionados, and music lovers who prefer to get their releases the old-fashioned way: on physical media. Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima got on his soap box this weekend to warn those folks that they better enjoy it while it lasts, as the days of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs will inevitably come to an end. Although Kojima isn’t the youngest guy and grew up largely with physical releases, which he continues to splurge on based on his Twitter feed, he admits that digital advancements such as streaming has definitely made things much more convenient.

One day there will be no more CDs or BDs. That day will come for sure. As a person from the Showa era, I want to physically own the things I like. I guess it’s because I grew up in a time when there were no goods or information like now. Streams are more convenient. […] It took me a lot of courage to switch from LPs when CDs arrived.

Source: Hideo Kojima

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