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Kojima: I'll "Probably Have To Make" Metal Gear Solid 5...

Jonathan Lester
Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 5

Kojima: I'll "Probably Have To Make" Metal Gear Solid 5...

"...At Some Point"

Hideo Kojima always promises that every Metal Gear Solid game will be the last... and thankfully for us gamers, he always makes another one. It seems that history may be about to repeat itself once again, as the legendary developer has stated that he'll "probably have to make" Metal Gear Solid V. If true, however, he'll be taking a back seat on the project rather than leading from the front. Full details below.

When asked about the possibility of another Metal Gear Solid sequel by Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Kojima believes that they'll "probably" make it, but he has no idea where the project will lead and what direction it will take. Or, indeed, whether it will actually happen at all. He'll also be less involved at the development level.

I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea. As far as my involvement in the project is concerned, [it] probably won’t be as much as it was with MGS1 – maybe I can do just one stage! For MGS1 I made the maps myself, laid out the enemy routes myself, did everything hands-on – that level I can’t do again.

I intended to take it to a certain point and then hand it off, but that didn’t work, because it’s hard to convey the concept to other people then have them take the reins and carry on and preserve that vision… That’s why it’s easier to have them come up with everything from the start and then take it to the end.

This certainly won't be happening any time soon, since Kojima is currently focusing on the mysterious "Project Ogre." OPM claim to have the full scoop on this new endeavour in their next issue.

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jk12324  Nov. 21, 2011 at 16:54

Ahh. So when the internet blew up 3 days ago over MGS5 being "announced", it isn't even real. Everyone just wrongly assumed it's confirmed when they saw "Metal Gear Solid: 5" on the OPM cover.

Well I now announce that Rockstar will make another Red Dead. Probably. :P

sits69  Nov. 21, 2011 at 17:14

Would be good if they reboot the franchise. Or retell the same story, but simplify many of the convoluted/contrived plot holes. Also update it to reflect some of the world events that have occurred since MGS1 popularised the franchise in 1999.

JonLester  Nov. 21, 2011 at 17:20

@jk12324: Yeah, people rather jumped to conclusions there.

On the other hand, there's an outside chance that Project Ogre *is* MGS 5. Though, of course, it clearly isn't.

DivideByZero  Nov. 21, 2011 at 17:34

Wasn't the next MGS going to be following the story of Raiden... or did i just miss that one?

jk12324  Nov. 21, 2011 at 17:44

Wasn't the next MGS going to be following the story of Raiden... or did i just miss that one?

Yeah the next one is MGS: Rising which is a spin-off.

DivideByZero  Nov. 22, 2011 at 10:04

Is it Kojima or someone else?

It better be better than the Halo spin-offs. Halo 1,2 and 3 were amazing, halo wars was fun but Reach and ODST were pants.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Nov. 22, 2011 at 10:05
JonLester  Nov. 22, 2011 at 10:10

@DivideByZero: Kojima is only involved as an executive producer - otherwise, it's mainly down to director Mineshi Kimura. He's been heavily involved with the series since the very first Metal Gear Solid (where he worked as a modeller and texture artist), so Rising is probably in safe hands.

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