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Interview: Hideo Kojima Doesn’t Want To Just Be ‘The Metal Gear Guy’

During a wide-ranging interview with EGM at Konami’s offices in Tokyo, Japan, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima offered up some revealing hints at the future of the series, the technology that will power upcoming games, and how he wants to be remembered beyond the franchise.

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TheLyonKing1339d ago

He's the ZOE guy in my opinion metal gear second

wishingW3L1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

he had nothing to do with ZOE though. He was just the producer....

knowyourstuff1339d ago

I know right, plus he's a creative type so he hates being pigeonholed into anything, just like John Heder hated being thought of as nothing but Napolean Dynamite.

360ICE1339d ago

I know right?
I always think of "Following" when I think of Christopher Nolan. Not Batman or Inception..................... ............................... ............................... .......

Batzi1339d ago

Loving ZOE doesn't make him any less the "Metal Gear Guy". Metal Gear is FAR more popular and successful than ZOE, so whether you like it or not, Hideo Kojima is known for Metal Gear first and foremost and the man who pioneered the stealth genre.

Shadonic1339d ago

I'm up for him making new things as well.

abzdine1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

i think he's wrong he should focus on keeping MGS what it has always been.

@Tomonobu Itagaki: OF course he can work on other games but MGS should always be in the frontline and i think that working on different projects drives the focus away. Keeping focus is the best way to do good things.

Tomonobu Itagaki1339d ago

Spending too much time on a single franchise may decrease its quality in the long run. I'd rather see him diversifying his works, like continuing the Zone of the Enders series or investing in his old successes, Policenauts and Snatcher, or even develop new IPs.

Hideo Kojima is very talented, I have no doubt he can go beyond Metal Gear Solid and create great stuff.

mochachino1339d ago

Too late. But it could be worse.

soundslike1339d ago (Edited 1339d ago )

So many people struggle their whole life to create ONE thing that makes an impression on the world and is considered a classic, and fail miserably, over and over again. He should be happy that he even has the luxury of the frustration of creating another classic.

jannytime1339d ago

Its too late for that Kojima-san. He could create another iconic franchise for the next 25 years and he'll still be the metal gear guy to most, myself included.

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