Hideo Kojima discusses how he will continue making Metal Gear Solid games, hopes it continues after he dies, how he wants to try something new, and how he always gets sucked back into the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Kojima seems to be so inspired this week...
Metal Gear Solid should die along with him. (Hopefully not for the next 20-30 years though :P)
LOL MGS 128 "the cane of the grandad"
GODS CAN NEVER DIE!!!!
I hope it continues too as long as it stays true to MGS formula and doesn't go mainstream to accommodate the masses!
It will be interesting to see what this PS3/Vita title is on which he is working. Hopefully at E3 we will get a glimpse of his new Transfarring game.
@norman29 no1 tolled kratos that...
OMG, Kojima is going to die soon! Lol!
I get 4 disagrees for saying the man is a god :| shame on you people shame on you
I love Metal Gear Solid, but that's some serious milking!!!
I care about both Kojima and Old Snake. I hope none of them die and I hope Kojima lives a long and healthy life. I am sure he is one of those people who PASSIONATELY love their work and I am also dead sure that Kojima will keep working for as long as he can and while he is running the show, you KNOW that the games are going to be AWESOME! He is surely a legend!
OMG, I hope he isnt goign to die!!!!! We need mroe Z.O.E. And without him MGS and ZOE wouldnt be as awesome. Look at team ninja and NG3. No offense but so far without Itagaki NG3 looks to be catering to casuals and noobs who wont even ever try the game anyways. Konami without Kojima would be lame probably, hes the man genius behind their best games.
i dont like the mentality that one person makes a game good
metal gear will never die, after he dies i am going to keep playing it after i die my kids or gonna play it and so forth
Hope you get better Kojima : ( The world can not loose 2 great people in one year.
Where in the article does he say he's sick? :/ The series will live on in spirit but it won't be the same with out his creative genius behind the helm.
LOL so many 12 year olds in the comments seriously shut up
Probably due to seeing his some of U.S fans when he went to USC. Long as Konami don't sell the rights to Capcom or Activision. Don't need to see a popup telling me I need buy some dlc just to complete the mission. I think the series will just fine after his death.
how he wants to try something new, and how he always gets sucked back into the Metal Gear Solid franchise. PRABALY becuz MGS will die with KOJIMA IF HE DONT CONTINUE.
I hope kjima stays alive for a long long time and keeps maki new mgs games. Also a new IP would be a welcome edition too At pre e3 konami's conference their VP said that they would like to do a remake of mgs 1. Now a complete remake that sounds really good. Also I hope mgs portable ops makes the pan via psp-hd porgram with updated controls. Can't wait to get the collectors edition of mgs hd collection at launch or at least the regular version
AS long AS it doesn't turn out like Star Wars!!
I think kojima is a bit of an overrated, one trick pony. Mgs is a great series, but to my knowledge he's only ever done a few franchises. He rests on mgs too much.
As much as i love MGS i kinda hope it stops after he dies.Cuz like he said 'So of course I have tried in the past. I’ve tried to hand Metal Gear off to other people within the studio and I’ve tried to raise people up so they have the ability to take over. And I think since Metal Gear Solid 3 I’ve tried this and actually did hand it off and have other people come up with the story and come up with the game design. But for some reason it just never really works out. And, you know, I end up having to step in again to take charge and kind of fix things here and there and just get sucked back in unfortunately.” Edit:Come on guys don't flame i just don't think anyone can make a MGS game like Hideo Kojima can.
Just because he hasnt find a replacement yet , doesnt mean he never will . There is still time .
Imho, if the Metal Gear story does continue (as expansive and vast the universe is) I hope we don't see stories of Solid Snake / Naked Snake anymore. I don't want anyone else but Kojima touching those characters. I wouldn't mind his successor bringing in new character (or portraying the story of one of the character of MGS and his story -- like they are doing w/ Raiden) I'm sure there are other operatives than just Snake. I'd be interested in Ocelot's side of the story too, he has done his fair share of espionage.
passing the torch
He said this years ago about passing it down to the next generation. Something about DNA and all. He actually has great confidence in his team. It's not like other companies where they pass the game to a total stranger w/o understanding who they're dealing with (even research is not enough). You need make friends first before you become family.
Give the ip to naughty dog
Uncharted and MGS arnt even similar so how would that work? would the main MGS character become an obnoxius superman bullet sponge? not hating on uncharted btw just saying that wouldnt work.
unless Kojima adopts Naughty Dog as a student or sworn brother, then I really don't see how this could ever happen.
Completely different developers with completely different design goals or ideas. I'd rather see ND continue with their own IPs, and Kojima with his.
I can see what you mean, with how ND spins a story, and how you get engrossed in the game. But as much as I love Naughty Dog, I haven't seen anything that shows they can- currently- successfully take over the MGS franchise. Now, as others have said, if they work under or with Kojima for a considerable period of time on some exceptional games, THEN I can see them being able to do the Metal Gear series justice.
Metal Gear dies with Kojima!
I kinda feel like it should of ended with mgs4. The fans keep him from creating different games, especially things he wants to do like ZoE.
not the fans....Konami
You don't remember the death threats from fans if he didn't make mgs3 or mgs4?
But... but... Kojima isn't ever going to die...
I like MGS, thinks it's a great game. Having said that, I find the story too convoluted for my liking. I think Kojima's time would be better spent crafting a new IP. He has amazing, innovative gameplay ideas. Perhaps he should leave the writing to someone else. Someone above mentioned the IP should be given to Naughty Dog - They have it half right. A collaboration between Amy Henning and Kojima would be incredible.
The story does get a bit off track at times, but I was able to follow it without any troubles, you just have to pay attention. But I can see where some people would be like O_O WTF!? to it
What, do he want to die next to Steve jobs?.. Why is he saying things like that, kinda awkward, cause as we all know steve job passed away this last week
"And, you know, I end up having to step in again to take charge and kind of fix things here and there and just get sucked back in unfortunately.” Rising.. I wonder. Though, I do hope it continues for many more years.
Lol...i bet he started thinking about it when he heard that steve jobs died....
I don't think he should do anything else until he makes a current or next gen ZOE. The only mech combat game that was any good, no mech games comes close to the fluidity, imagination, and most of all, the potential that ZOE has. Kojima needs to either do that, or come up with something better which I cannot even imagine to be possible. Zoe is the pinnacle of mech games.
I hope MGS would end now.. not drag on till the end of time.. i thought kojima was an original creator.. but over the last few years i'm seing him as someone who dosnt have the guts too make his own game, he's selling out abit now.. it's almost like MGS is his curse.. it's sad too see someone waste soo much time and talent on an old franchise.. make a new IP..
Cursed with his gift*
if you want the best from kojima ask him for something fresh and new..don't force him too spin off another MGS game..
and for us gamers, i hope we can still play MGS games in Heaven..
I heard it is just Halo in Hell.
Are there any big games Kojima has done other than the metal gear series?
Kojima and death? Impossible... Silly talk.
kojima wont die, he will clone himself like bigboss did duh :P
I assume Kojima will live for another 20 years plus. I can't even imagine how gaming will be then.
without him Metal gear is nothing.... I hope this man lives to be 100!
Never say die Kojima!
"NO PLACE FOR HIDEO"
MGS is nothing without him
It just goes to show, not everyone can be a genius in what they do. The series has been what it is because of the father of it all, Kojima. No one else can step in and feel the way he has about his baby. Still mind blowing today to think back in Dec 1998 when I first started playing this series that it would have evolved to what it has become. Yes, I was super hooked back then and would come to buy everything I found along the way during that time. I'd like to see more of the Big Boss story line. Hence why MGS3 is the best of them all. I'd also like to see MGS4 get it's trophy patch. I mean it's one of the Kings on the PS3. It so deserves that respect.
After hearing his commentary on the Metal Gear Solid 4 bonus disc, he really sounds like he wants to pass the chalice to someone else because he feels he did all what he can do with the series. I really hope he can find someone who has the same love for the Metal Gear like he has without having dollar signs in her/his eyes. Hopefully this heir will give us something that won hear our hearts like Kojima's work but with their originality being the key piece and fans will be open-minded enough to accept it...
I wouldn't want it to continue after he dies, if it's crap. And I would think he would feel the same way. And just like life, all things need to come to an end, including Metal Gear Solid. I really want him to make something new. NEW.
It would be awesome if Kojima wrote a script for the game to be written or even designed the game and then before he died, he gave instructions that it be created for the current gen consoles at that time. With the visuals and such. All the easter eggs would be determined before. Would be an awesome legacy.
I hope so too; don't talk like that though Kojima-san. :/
Unfortunately, he is a victim of his own success, therefore, limiting him to just that franchise. He KNOWS the game's mechanics, background, etc. The only he can get this to continue is he would have to hand this off that know this game VERY well, down to its origin on paper! And thinks just like him, if he doesn't have a someone that he deals with that share his vision like that or worked very closely with him, its gonna be really damn hard to find someone that can carry the torch without need of his "help" or "expertise".
Not to hate on the guy but am I really the only one who thinks he looks like a total Douche in EVERY PICTURE?
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