Hideo Kojima doesn’t only make Metal Gear games, these days, it seems like they’re all he makes. Even the diehard fans are getting sick of them. Why can’t Kojima make another Zone of the Enders mecha game?
“I also want to make one,” Kojima told website GamerFitNation. “But we don’t have the staff.” If they were to make Zone of the Enders 3, Kojima wants them to do in on his studio’s upcoming game engine, the Fox Engine. Right now, everyone is working at full capacity on other projects.
Back in 2010, Kojima told a Japanese magazine that the development for the next Z.O.E. title had been pushed back. That was 2010, and Zone of the Enders 2 was released in 2003.
The series does have its hardcore fans, though, some hardcore mecha game fans find the Z.O.E. games unfulfilling.
And in 2009, Kojima Productions, Kojima’s studio, was gauging interest in Zone of the Enders 3. Then Kojima said he and his team were “really considering” Z.O.E. 3, followed by a promise that there would be a Z.O.E. sequel someday.
“Kojima-san doesn’t have to make Metal Gear any more.” Say it with me.
Hideo Kojima Says “We would like to make Zone of The Enders 3″ [GamerFitNation via Eurogamer]