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Metal Gear Solid V Kojima Interview Information Roundup - Kojima Wants MGSV To Be His Last

Even people living under a rock have heard that The Phantom Pain is actually a combination effort with Ground Zeroes to make Metal Gear Solid V. This was revealed by Hideo Kojima during a demonstration of the FOX Engine at GDC. If you aren’t tired of hearing about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain yet, then you’ll be glad to know that there was some additional information on the mysterious project that was revealed in a Game Trailers interview between Geoff Keighley and Hideo Kojima. PSLS has detailed the most notable information. (Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360)

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TrendyGamers  +   976d ago
Didn't Kojima say MGS4 was his last one too?
Wedge19  +   976d ago
It's kinda like 'Final Fantasy'....
gaffyh  +   976d ago
Well not really. Final Fantasy was called Final Fantasy because the company released it as their last game ever. But, it did so well, that the company survived and continued making games under that name.

With MGS, it's pretty clear that Kojima wants to work on other projects, but it seems like one of two things is happening:

1. He either passes the game over to another director, and when he sees what that person comes up with, he hates it and realizes he has to take over the game.
2. Konami knows that they need his name attached to the game in order for it to sell.

Obviously I'm just guessing, it could be a little of both, but the situation is definitely nothing like the FF situation.
Wedge19  +   976d ago
@gaffyh I am well aware of the FF situation. I was being facetious, sarcastic and humorous, and did state it's KINDA like FF, which it KINDA is. Yes it's not an exact match up, but in general terms of it being the last one, but probably not (Also referencing the numerous FF XIII sequels.....).
Peppino7  +   976d ago
MGS4 was a masterpiece well worth making his final game. If he replicates that experience or improves it, then we all win.
doctorstrange  +   976d ago
I think he's been saying that since the first game.
Codeman420  +   976d ago
yea he said it back in MGS2 trying to get Raiden to be the main character but the fan outcry changed it
Mounce  +   976d ago
8-12 years later and we're on MGS8

"T-the last game...please, fans, stop wanting more! I want this to be the last!"

... *Hideo Kojima's Grave* - "Here lies Gaming Mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid. The man that wanted to do more than just MGS but never could outside of ZoE because the fans just kept wanted more"
Root  +   976d ago
If it is then why the hell is David not voicing Snake then...if its hi last let him voice Snake.
George Sears  +   976d ago

Kojima has been saying this since MGS2.
Tdmd  +   976d ago
Also MGS2. Apparently, every MGS will be his last one, except that, uh, it isn't (thankfully!).
dasbeer88  +   976d ago
I do believe fans threatened Kojima with dire consequences if he stopped creating the MGS series.
DarkBlood  +   976d ago
Well he has to retire from that franchise at somepoint but the psycho fans will likely send death threats at him for stupid reasons
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   976d ago
He wants it to be... doesn't mean it will. Dudes way too young to retire from his No.1 franchise.
Summons75  +   976d ago
Yupp that's true. I'm sure he says to himself a lot that this will be the last then Konami drops by with a bag of money saying make more and so a new game is born. It's at least respectable that he still treats all his games with care and makes them quality titles. Just look at metal gear rising, he asked different devs to do it because he realized his team couldn't. No one in any other developer would do that. And I'm convicted that without Kojima productions Konami wouldn't last long anymore. Either way love metal gear and I'll buy this even though I'm saddened by no hayter
Zechs34  +   976d ago
"Kojima, now celebrating his 74th birthday, claims, being 100% honest this time, that Metal Gear RE:Solid IX is definitely his last Metal Gear game."

"In other news relating to the previous story, no release date in sight for the highly anticipated Zone of the Enders 3, despite being announced for the 7th generation of consoles."

All jokes aside, I cannot wait for this to come out!
Unicron  +   976d ago
Konami should give ZOE to Platinum. They'd do a kickass job with it.
Soldierone  +   976d ago
Whats new? lol
Chrono  +   976d ago
He'll say the same a few years later.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   976d ago
Oh please be true. I'm tired of this guy. So overrated in my opinion.
Zechs34  +   976d ago
Why is he overrated my dude? IMO, if it wasnt for him, his creations, and his team, Konami itself would probably be in some kind of financial crisis along the lines of THQ.
BABY-JEDI  +   976d ago
Sorry Jamal, your a good guy but he isn't overated. He did melting ice in a game. Think about it. If you know your gaming history.. I'm sure some of the folks on this site know what I'm typing about LoL...
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   976d ago
Overrated because each time he posts a picture or tweets something, everybody just zones in on it like it's a message from the creator of all things gaming. I'm tired of him and having played 3 of his games, I find him overrated.
BABY-JEDI  +   975d ago
@ good guy Jamal
I understand your point, but that's Kojima's fan's (nothing wrong with this). He isn't exactly saying worship me the almighty Kojima (well I hope not) LoL. But he is a master of his craft.
jc48573  +   976d ago
he also said he would never quit making games.
plaZeHD  +   976d ago
He said this before, and I wished otherwise, but this time it has to. I want him and his brilliant brain to make a new IP for the next generation.
Just imagine....
d4sholil1  +   976d ago
I hope this is his last Metal Gear Solid title. I would love to see the hundreds or so of other ideas that he has for games. I would love for him to wrap up the series and tie in Solid Snake somehow for the last harrah.

Of course I also believe that if the fans want more, then he will do so, but I hope he can trust someone else with directing and taking care of his baby. Not even a producer role. I say that because once you stick your thumb in, you end up sticking both hands in the cookie jar and going all the way. I also do not know what he can possibly add to the crazy story beyond Big Boss and Solid Snake alone if he directed more MGS titles =b. I can see tie ins with a Liquid, Ocelot, Jaeger, or even a Boss game. MGS V seems like it is going to be really epic.
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TheOneEyedHound  +   976d ago
Kojima can't leave us without making a MGS set in normandy, We need to play as The Boss know everything that happen in the normandy invasion.

I would also like to see how snake was when he was a newb, and how they met.
GABRIEL1030  +   976d ago
MGS V for the actual gen and multiplataform....nehh...sorry Kojima, but my last game was the bigest MGS 4. I want next gen games, I'm bored of the blurry graphics of the actual consoles.
TotalHitman  +   976d ago
I think it's time Kojima gave MGS to more capable hands. If it's left in his possession any longer, we will end up with a George Lucas/Star Wars situation. I mean, wtf is he thinking by replacing David Hayter?
BABY-JEDI  +   976d ago
The grass is always greener on the other side!,,
BABY-JEDI  +   976d ago
I think the reality is we are all Kojima fans. He doesn't want to leave MG because he just loves all the compliments & bad chat that we provide about him LoL...
WeskerChildReborned  +   976d ago
TBH, this game, GTA V, and Last of Us are the only games i'm truly looking forward to this gen.

My body is ready.
linko18-1990  +   976d ago
maybe he really does wants to quit MGS, just look at how David Hayter is not the voice actor anymore, Piss off some fans so they never ask for more ? thats my guess but honestly I just hope MGO doesn't get taken down ever again. maybe many years down the road once one plays it. then yeah but while not while lots of people are still enjoying it.
Omeganex9999  +   976d ago
I'm okay with Kojima doing another game that it's not MGS, but, like all Japanese developers, he's fucking slow.

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