Konami USA has confirmed to Shacknews that "Hideo Kojima will continue working on Metal Gear Solid games," though the company would not clarify if this meant Kojima would be writing or directing future entries.
And the sky remains blue.
Personally I think they should just let Kojima hand the reigns over to the "young guns" while advising them here and there as far as the universe goes. That way he can create a new IP or whatever other new direction it seems he wants to go in.
MGS is special because of Kojima. Once Kojima leaves it will not be MGS anymore. Harsh but it is the truth. Kojima and MGS forever.
The man above me speaks the truth. Metal Gear is nothing without Kojima.
Anyways, although I love the MGS universe... I'd love to see more ZOE, Snatcher, Policenauts, taboo, or whatever else he has up his sleeves. Never tie down a genius or artist. Let them create what they want.
Rockleex that is exactly what I mean. It's obvious the man wants to create something new and fresh and as a creative artist he needs to spread his wings. He shouldn't have to shoehorn some of his idea's into a MGS game, I remember in a MGS3 interview he wanted a play mechanic in the game that if you died once you'd have to start all over again from the beginning of the story. However eventually he deemed it too difficult and not "Metal Gear Solid" material. I'm sure he has more idea's like this that just wouldn't apply to a MG title. Hell he even set up the ending of MGS4 to be the finale of the franchise. Sometimes you just have to let something go and move onto the next project or the next creative vision and I think that's what Kojima wants. If more Metal Gear titles get created (and there will be) I'm sure he'll have input on the universe but it's time to let the man move on. He's already delivered some of the best games ever made, the best stealth games and one of the deepest and richest universes. Don't you think it's time for him create a new journey & world or at least revisit a old one (Snatcher)?
I am all for an new ZOE or a new snatcher but suggesting Kojima hand over the reigns of MGS to another person will be the death of MGS as MGS fanboys like myself know it. Such is the influence Kojima had over MGS games. If you look at the credits he virturally shows up everywhere and it shows in the MGS game quality/polish. For sure i will never get tired of MGS games as long as Kojima is invloved because they will always be top shelf uniquely Kojima MGS games that MGS fans love. Take MGS PW for example. Uniquely Kojima MGS game. Pure awosmeness. I am not in any way saying future MGS games without Kojima will not be just as good or even better quality wise. What i am just saying is that any MGS game without Kojima will be different from MGS games that people know about.
I get where you're coming from, I'm a huge fan of MGS myself even if I do come off a bit lackadaisical. I know some of you guys are afraid of change if Kojima were to hand over the keys to his reknown franchise but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be in the passenger seat. I don't think it would be the demise of the series but more of a change, for me the MGS saga has ended. Big Boss, Snake, Hal, Raiden, The Boss, The Colonel and every one else I haven't mentioned had their story wrapped up eloquent and decisively in the end of 4. To me it marked the end, just as Solid Snake said in the overture that "War has changed" so to has the characters changed by the end of 4. I know there could possible be spinoffs such as a game based on Ocelot from the time after MGS3 up to the beginning of MGS4 (I would cream myself) but I think there wouldn't be nothing wrong with Kojima handing things over. Put it like this: if Kojima entrusts the team under him to take things over while he moves on to new projects then I trust that decision of his.
end the series already. move on, is snake going to be walking around in a mechanical wheelchair now. I mean really, the guy is old now. Still can kick master cheifs ass but still
I see your point, but I think it's time to finaly see a remake of metalgear1 & 2. Nothing like an HD cinematic/gameplay of Young Snake vs Slightly over middle aged BigBoss(and can still woop ass). Epic
Redrum, I think you just made me come.
yeah, I'd want a HD remake of Metal Gear 1 and 2.
So why did people nag at Bungie when everyone was unsure if they would continue making Halo after Reach is released? I can remember criticism towards the fact that they "couldnt do anything else". Kojima is the man, but seriously, what else has he done other than MGS that is popular?
Zoe. And people are always asking him to do sequel for this AND snatcher !! KOjima has nothing to prove when it comes to game design that's a fact
And Bungie did Marathon, one of the first FPS's with puzzles and let you look up and down instead of just left and right. So what? How old is ZOE now? Lets be fair here. If Kojima has flexibility, lets see it. Bungie is already trying to prove it with their new partnership with Activision. Kojima isnt even trying.
Where can the story go from here? I mean MGS4 was THE PERFECT ENDING. Wonder if Snake ever had a son that would be epic.
Didn't Solidus say something about the ability to reproduce being "conveniently left out" when they were made? Either way, the more MGS the better
The most important thing I took from it was the confirmation that most people were aware of, except our 360 friends, that Rising is not a MGS game, except for the Microsoft paid for title. Kojima made clear it isn't a "solid" game, and now Konami has confirmed it: "what I'm positioning is that there will be a Hideo Kojima game that is MGS, but what we are planning as Kojima Productions is have this Raiden Rising as almost as a standard so that there's an MGS and the Rising going back-and-forth in the future." Also by stating that they will rotate between Rising and Hideo Kojima MGS games, they also confirmed that Rising shouldn't be considered a Hideo Kojima title.... A lot of sad 360 fans after those statements, poor guys were actually expecting a true Metal Gear title, but are stack with a generic hack and slash. When you guys finally buy a PS3, you can experience real games, not just copies like Rising and Forza.
I love you Kojima. I love you. No gay though.
so is there still a possibility of a trophy patch for MGS4?
Seriously dude, just forget about it. Kojima is 2 years overdue, what makes you think there would be a possibility for a trophy patch? Just hope he makes MGS5, with Snake. Snake's clone, Snake prequel, Snake's son, any Snake.
I was just kidding...I gave up on that long ago! at least Metal Gear(Gaiden) will have trophies;)
Trophies are coming. There will be a directors cut I'm sure. Plus I think MGS will get a PS3 collection. Sony seems to be prepping PS2 HD Collections. Maybe PS2 downloads on PSN/PSN+ will support trophies.
I don't think there will be MGS Collection remastered in HD since Konami owns the IP. If it's coming to PS3 then it'll likely be coming to 360 as well cuz Konami is 3rd party publisher/developer.
What's with the disagrees anyway? I do want MGS collection remastered exclusively on PS3 too. I just pointed out the possibility. Well at least I'm not blind and deluded. :P
Personally, I'd love a director's cut of MGS4 with trophies and extra content. It'd be great.
Whilst being held at gunpoint.
Kojima: Open the pod bay doors, Metal Gear. Metal Gear: I'm sorry, Kojima. I'm afraid I can't do that. Kojima: What's the problem? Metal Gear: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Kojima: What are you talking about, Metal Gear? Metal Gear: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it. Kojima: I don't know what you're talking about, Metal Gear. Metal Gear: I know that you and Old Snake were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen. Kojima: Where the hell'd you get that idea, Metal Gear? Metal Gear: Kojima, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move. Kojima: Alright, Metal Gear. I'll go in through the emergency airlock. Metal Gear: Without your space helmet, Kojima, you're going to find that rather difficult. Kojima: Metal Gear, I won't argue with you anymore. Open the doors. Metal Gear: Kojima, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye. And thus, Kojima was locked away forever to make only Metal Gear games no matter how many times he tries to end the series.
Hope for Metal Gear Solid 5, today is a good day!
http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp... but i know what you mean.
The PSP version is unacceptable as a proper sequel... - It's last gen technology. - Handheld platform? Come on... - Not many people have a PSP or are ready to buy one only for one game.
how i would love a new true metal gear game on the ps3. Wasnt there a rumor he was working on ps3 game?
Poor Koijima. They will never let him get away from Metal Gear. Good for me tho!!
I'd like to see Kojima-san make some new IPs. I love MGS but I really think he has plenty more up his sleeve if allowed to make some new games.
Yea. I would love too see what he can do if he was given freedom to create a new game from scratch. I feel sorry for him though. Since before metal gear 3 (i think) he has been talking about being tired of making metal gear games and wanting to do something new. Too bad he made a beast even he cant escape. But yeah, id love to see his mind in a new IP. EDIT: a new ps3 metal gear building on the gameplay of part 4 and adding some of the elements of peacewalker would be sweet tho. Like the team micro-management stuff and team recruiting.
I doubt he's very happy about this. He's been wanting to move on for years. Kojima gets death threats and stuff from crazy MGS fans when some article comes out saying he's done with the series. I thought with the way he wrapped up everything in MGS4 he was gonna finally be able to break away from it.
is that the only game that guy can make in his life? he must have studied stealth programming at University so he can only make stealth games AKA Metal Gear Solid
Long Live Metal Gear Solid!!!!
There is nothing like too much metal gear solid, I absolutely love the entire series including the titles on the gameboy and psp.
I love Metal Gear (REALLY LOVE) but I want Kojima to take a break from it to work on other projects, including new IPs. I want to see ZoE3 and the ZoE HD Collection, a new Snatcher and to see him possibly make an RPG or a survival horror game. MGS4 felt like the conclusion the series needed, so he and his team should finally move on, at least for a few years.
I know but he isn't done metal gear history it's so deep I want more I got peace walker he is getting better and better.
you know when in mgs4... *)spoiler(* well when fox alive occured, what if he brings back solid snake unaged.. for another mission with otacon.. or maybe since they are old theres a drug that allows them to become younger again unaged.. and from there the saga continues, but knowing kojima the ending to that would be... like some sorta full dream sequence of events, but otacon and snake would already passed on so itll just been a final sequence chapter of the memories shared between them two as a team.
... so much for getting him to do something else....
no sh!t sherlocks!!!!
Snake never dies. I say bring it on, I'll buy anything that Hideo Kojima is involved in. Best Jap developer next to Shigeru Miyamoto, that's for sure.
Well i'm all for MGS but Konami need to bring the MGS collection to the ps3 in HD with trophies as well as trophies for MGS4. And then after MGS:R put the games on hold for at least 4 years and then bring it back. I am a big fan of MGS but too many games of the series could ruin the whole formulia.
@etackett2010 dont use the word "jap" 3.jap A term used for people of Japanses decent, also used as a derogatory term during World War II. http://www.urbandictionary.... So its like your insulting them, yet like what things they do.
Damn you HISTORY. My bad, I didn't meant to insult anyone, I have real high respects for the country of Japan and a lot of their products they create. I promise I won't use that term again. Thank you.
Kojima is too brilliant to be tied down to one franchise. Let the man work on something else!
if i were kojima id just make a brand new franchise, or bring back snatcher in third person view with the same story with extras on a menu to replay the full text based version.
I wouldn't want it any other way. Looking forward to the next addition!
Kojima would never fully step away from Metal Gear Solid. It's his greatest creation. His legacy. I don't blame him. Zone of the Enders, Snatcher and Policenauts are all good, but not nearly as huge as Metal Gear Solid has gotten. If I created Metal Gear Solid, I wouldn't leave it either. It's Kojima's multi-million dollar child. There's no real need for a new franchise when there's still plenty of ground to cover in the Metal Gear story. He'll do whatever it takes to make each game better than the last and just as important as all the others. I'm looking forward to Rising and the Naked Sample. I love that name.
Great news! I hope he announces something at TGS!
Wonder how many more he will make?
I want more Metal Gear Big Boss. I think he's more dynamic than Solid Snake. I don't think Solid Snake can inspire people like Big Boss can.
TGS PS3 exclusive confirmed.
All the characters that could have continued the story are dead, and we know Snake doesn't have long to live. I think that he next step is to remake MG1, MG2 and MGS1 - something like MGS: Snake's Legacy. Remember at the end of MGS4 the dialogue between Snake and Otacon where Otacon says he wants a record of Snake's life so no one forgets him - MGS ending dialogues always have significance. I think this is a hint of a remake of Snake's early missions with perhaps Old Snake narrating his life to Otacon. And I would love to see MGS in full HD - i mean seeing Liquid Snake as he was would be so cool!
I wouldn't mind Gray Fox mysteriously surviving the Rex stomp.
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