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Submitted by leonHurley 863d ago | news

Hideo Kojima repeatedly “forced back” to MGS because of “problems”

In an interview at E3 Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has admitted that MGS2 was meant to be his last game in the series, but problems with others portraying his ideas forced him back into the director’s chair. (E3, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid Series, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Nate-Dog  +   863d ago
He also said many times before that MGS2 was supposed to be 'the' last MGS game, not just his last MGS game. And then he said the same thing about MGS3. And then he said the same thing about MGS4. I understand that people often want more but if you expect you're going to make more games there's no need to be such a troll and pretend you're not.
MacDonagh  +   863d ago
I fear that he can't leave it because the company (Konami) and the fans of MGS won't let him. He's suffering the same fate that happened to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when he created Sherlock Holmes. Due to public outcry; Doyle couldn't kill off his creation because of how loved his short stories were and I fear it's become a millstone around Kojima's neck which is inhibiting his ability to branch out and form new IPs and/or finish ZOE 3. It's a big shame.
DeadlyFire  +   863d ago
Well you see what happens when they let them run their own ideas like with MG Rising. Personally I am disappointed in it not being in true MG form, but its what it is and a different direction from the main series. These are the kind of ideas that the team comes up with and personally if I were Kojima I would keep jumping back into directing it as well.

I think he ended the majority of things with the series that he had any problem with them altering or doing with MGS 4. So MGS 5 might be something else, but still hopefully along same kind of lines.
EverydayGuy  +   863d ago
This we as gamers must push him in the right direction. Let me start first.

H.K I hate MGS make a new game already, we are getting overwhelm with MGS sequels and remakes. Make something new already!
Diver  +   863d ago
nate you're missing what he said. he wasn't pretending. kojima owns part of the mg ip but not all. hes saying he had to come back he didn't like other peeps messin with his creation. they were going to make a mg game without him an he didn't like where they were going. he had to keep intervening.
malol  +   863d ago
because he works for Konami
and they dont want to take a risk with a new franchise
So they make him make more MGS
zeeshan  +   862d ago
To be honest, no MGS is better the new upcoming lightening bold action title :s I'd rather have good memories of MGS series then to see it go down Resident Evil or FF lane.
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NewMonday  +   862d ago
nuff said

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god_o_war  +   863d ago
@DeadFire

have you played ZOE?
orange-skittle  +   863d ago
One Trick Pony Kojima
He's always saying he's working on something new, but you never see it. The guy hasn't made anything new in years. I mean YEEAAARRRS. I don't want to hear about MG anymore at all unless Snake turns into the badass they made Sam Fisher into(minus the new voice over). Sam is still stealth, but they gave him that Jason Bourne feel. His hand to hand is what was missing from the beginning. I loved the old MGS games, but we have graduated from that just like we did from pacman.
Campy da Camper  +   863d ago
The last splinter cell game was an abortion. All the new elements and ones they took out made it an abomination of a game.
SnakeforPresident  +   863d ago
Make MG more like the new Splinter Cell lol at least try and sound like your not brain dead.
Moby-Royale  +   863d ago
Well it's a pretty big pony....

-_-
ShinMaster  +   863d ago
@orange-skittle
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orange-skittle  +   862d ago
@Campy-SC:Conviction was terrible, but the new Black List looks like they found their way again. They've mixed what was good about the last and included what was good about the older ones. The series needed to evolve you'd hear "more of the same" from the same people that disagreed with me.

@Snake-Obviously you're a damn fanboy, so there's not much you can say to ppl like you. Snake had no CQC skills outside of cutscenes. A karate chop to the head or side kick to the lower leg does not knock people out.

Seeing a spy get in trouble and using his training in Krav Maga or any other MMA(which they teach now) is what the series needs. I don't want to play on my belly for 10hrs. Spies don't always operate in the shadows. You're confusing them with ninjas. Spies blend in and get the job done by any means necessary whether they kill or not. No one said it had to be stealthy even though you prefer to be undetected. James Bond was a spy and he was in the mix when he had to be, so what is your point? I love the new direction of Splinter Cell. They gave him some Assassins Creed walk climbing skills with Krav Maga training mixed with the gadgets he's used to having. Bring it on. This is what the Next Gen Snake should be like.
2pacalypsenow  +   863d ago
He got death threats after MGS2 to make a new one
Les-Grossman  +   863d ago
He says this after almost every game. Shut up or stop whining Hideo
knifefight  +   863d ago
Naw man, I know what it's like being a genius and seeing other people ruin your stuff.

It hurts, man.
justpassinggas  +   863d ago
True feel.
tacosRcool  +   862d ago
Like the newest "Metal Gear" game :-(
Jio  +   863d ago
Please, tell me more about the video game industry. Clearly you are a famous producer, and can relate.
Kurylo3d  +   863d ago
i really doubt u need to be a famous producer to bad mouth a famous producer. Espeacially when the thing hes bad mouthing hideo on has nothing at all to do with producing and more to do with hideos pride over his creation..
lategamer  +   863d ago
The last time he tried to stop making a MGS game fans sent him death threats. How about the fans stop being such pricks?
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LarVanian  +   863d ago
Is he still getting death threats? I really hope not!
But even with whatever problems he is going through, he still manages to bring out top quality games.
PirateThom  +   863d ago
I love the series, but I would rather it ended rather than Kojima feeling he has to make them.

I want a new Snatcher or a new IP from the man.
MrBuffalo  +   863d ago
Snatcher, was that for the PC engine, MSX, FM towns or some other machine we never got in europe? never played it but remember looking at it longingly in magazines back in the early nineties. Would love to get in on it. That was a time when all the best and exotic console games were imports.
PirateThom  +   863d ago
Europe did get it, it was on Sega CD.
MrBuffalo  +   863d ago
Bloody hell I missed that one. I'll put it down to me being a skint child at the time and not being able to buy many games as the reason I let that one pass by.
Dmd  +   863d ago
If it where up to me, as unpratical as it may be, metal gear would never end. Although I must admit I really would like to see what else could Kojima cook.
MrMister  +   862d ago
Yeah he should make an alternative MGS game that still has stealth, yet is less dependant on the main cannon's storyline. This way he can end the official cannon story, but the series can still live on (gameplay wise) via a spin-off that STILL utilizes STEALTH gameplay of the MGS series. Perhaps side missions/stories of MSF soldiers from Big Bosses camp. They could have games with them in it, based on the same gameplay, but not on the cannon story line.

Or another idea, is to allow us to make our own single player/co-op levels and stages (like in Infamous 2) and share them online--for unlimited stealth games, so we get unlimited maps for MGS gameplay fun, without the need for Kojima to keep extending the actual storyline.
Dmd  +   862d ago
I really like your first idea! :)
Unztayble  +   863d ago
That's the moneymaker, why would he just stop? The revenue made from one MGS title could probably fund 2 or 3 new IPs for Kojima Productions. Do your thing Kojima, I know you aren't lazy and you're always gonna produce quality titles.
rezzah  +   863d ago
Those who are passionate are more likely to choose that which drives them spiritually/emotionally instead of physically.

He can make another MGS for money, but just because it sells a lot does not mean it equals a certain level of happiness.
Unztayble  +   863d ago
Kojima is one of the most passionate game devs and storytellers out there. He's not forcing himself to make another MGS. That's his creation, his baby.

I'm positive that he and his team love MGS more than I do and that they're MORE THAN HAPPY! to work on a new one. They'll be even happier to know that they have the means to tackle more ambitious projects in the future.

Kojima do your thing! Big Boss in Africa, can't wait to see that story unfold and the new gameplay mechanics they will implement.
kevnb  +   863d ago
i think mgs4 should be the last for a long time.
AusRogo  +   863d ago
He's one of my favourite in the industry. I love his games, especially MGS. I cant get enough of mgs, after the next one (arent they hiring for another?) id like to see something else from the man. But dont let MGS die..
nik666uk  +   863d ago
The MGS4 engine looks brilliant still, they should use it for other games, the new MGS engine looks shit in comparison!!
SnakeforPresident  +   863d ago
You got a look the FOX Engine?!? you must be an insider. OR your and idiot thats talking about Rising when thats being made by a whole other developer and has nothing to do with what they will make MGS5 or w.e other game they make with.
Urbz7870  +   863d ago
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Sainox16  +   863d ago
I see gw has affected your brain too xD
ZBlacktt  +   863d ago
It was a blessing for all. He got the Lifetime Achievement award and we got some of the best vidogames ever made in MGS3 and MGS4.
Colonel_Dante  +   863d ago
Kojima IS Mr MGS. Without that genius.. others would butcher the franchise I love so much.
jc48573  +   863d ago
I get the feeling that his team can't design sh*t w/o him with the exception of Zone of the Enders.
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theWB27  +   863d ago
This has more to do with his obsession over his creation than anything. If the company isn't forcing him to make new MGS games and its pure love for his vision of his character that makes him come then he should probably leave the company and distance himself from the process and start new. Itagaki left team ninja,I know different reasons, but he left his signature series behind and maybe kojima should do the same. That's if he truly wants to create other IP's.
justpassinggas  +   863d ago
There's no comparison. NG wasn't so much about the storyline as it was about the combat. MGS is mostly about the storyline. That's what I love about the series.
theWB27  +   863d ago
I wasn't comparing the games,I was comparing 2 people synonymous with their series. If kojima wants to create a new IP but his love for MGS won't let him stay away from the process, then he should distance himself, like moving to another studio or creating his own. As long as he's there and they keep making MGS then his obsession over it will distract him from new ip's and he'll keep going back.
Braid  +   863d ago
You have to remember, though, perfection inevitably requires obsession. The man is clearly a perfectionist and he naturally suffers for that. If it wasn't for this trait of him, MGS 4 couldn't get 10/10 from most of the gaming authorities out there.

Every time he comes back, he comes back with more passion and makes it even better. He feels good about it, we play masterpieces. Everyone wins.
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theWB27  +   863d ago
You guys are responding like i'm criticizing him. If he went to another company or started his own then he would be able to focus on his game rather than be so close to MGS development. All i'm saying..extreme example but alcoholics try to stay away from bars and drinking. He's wanting to create other games, so leave or his perfectionist obsession will never let him do that. If he wants MGS to be great then just keep making MGS yourself. Simple stuff.
Objective  +   863d ago
One trick ponies always go back to that one trick.
PirateThom  +   863d ago
Yeah, Snatcher and Zone of the Enders sure were awful games... oh no, wait, they weren't,
Louis_Guzman  +   863d ago
Yeah, Policenauts was a pretty crummy game as well.
8bit_Nes_Rambo  +   863d ago
While just a producer, Castlevania: LOS turned out pretty swell also.
Skateboard  +   863d ago
Fail more child.
ZBlacktt  +   863d ago
It's funny when you have the best of something. Why would that be so bad? :) Think of ALL the spin off games that have come along the way since Metal Gear.
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Bumpmapping  +   863d ago
No this is not about M$ firstparty studios.
airforcex  +   863d ago
I know he's talented, but in the time Konami develops this game, I've had fun with 10 other. All that wait is not worth it. It's the difference between 95% and 100%. I prefer 5 games that scored 95% to 1 that scores 100%. Too many options these days on both 360 and PS3 to wait for an "epic" game. I wan't to play now.
FinaLXiii  +   863d ago
Kojima needs a better publisher Konami isnt what it used to be.
SYNTAXeRror  +   863d ago
He sounds like a Dick to work for, but sweet Jesus mgs2,mgs4 where amazing...Im glad he stepped in for snake..obviously he doesn't have the same love for raiden lol..
MasterD919  +   863d ago
Blame Metal Gear Solid on PS1. That game was the cult classic that forced him into the Metal Gear series for the rest of his career. I bet until he actually retires he'll be forced to put out new Metal Gear games.

It's an ever-expanding franchise and one that could even down the line be rebooted YEARS from now. It may not ever end!
mrkeith  +   863d ago
The new MGS will suck if this story is right. He is over it and MGS is dead now
MiamiACR21  +   862d ago
Stop whining Hideo, and give me more Metal Gear!
SAE  +   862d ago
It have been
More then 3 years since mgs4 released , what ever he is working on i bet it would be a legend , but i still hope its mgs5 , i miss mgs T_T
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nik666uk  +   862d ago
Yeah he had a knife put to his throat!!

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