"...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.