Hideo Kojima Once Again Ponders Metal Gear Solid 5

Today during a stage show, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima briefly mentioned MGS5. "Maybe, I'll do 5," said the game designer.

Kojima then joked that he had to quit working at Konami. Kojima was being glib, and this isn't officially confirmation of a new Metal Gear Solid (or that certainly not that he is leaving Konami) by any means. He was just being light-hearted.

This isn't the first we've heard of MGS5. Moreover, it has previously been revealed that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was intended to be MGS5. Also, this isn't the first time he's mentioned MGS5 - he was thinking about it in May 2008.

Time after time it seems like Kojima has been vocal about moving on. While finishing up Metal Gear Solid 4, Kojima repeatedly said he was moving on from the series and hoped that younger members of his staff could take the reigns.

At last year's TGS, Kojima told Kotaku, "If you write that 'Kojima-san doesn't have to make Metal Gear any more' every day on Kotaku, and write to the CEO of Konami and tell him that, then it might be easier for me to make non-Metal Gear games."

We have been remiss. Apologies. Kojima-san doesn't have to make Metal Gear anymore. He can make Snatcher or Zone of the Enders or anything else.

As we previously pointed out, it's not like the Metal Gear games Kojima is making are bad or anything. On the contrary. However, surely, the man has other stories he'd like to tell, other worlds he'd like to explore.


    Kojima san doesn't have to make metal gear games anymore :/

    Kojimasan doesn't have to make cutscene solid games any more... But a game with far more gameplay than cutscenes would kick ass :D

    But seriously know what WOULD kick ass?

    Remake the original Metal Gear. The very first game.

    I knew it - he will NEVER stop. Ever. He's just addicted to making metal gear games. He'll still be doing it when he's 60.

    Metal Gear Solid 4 was a great game, and the best in the franchise, but i think that the series should be retired.
    I'd love to see him design a new stealth game with a story set in a original universe with new interesting characters.

    I'm beginning to think there are two Kojimas, one who repeatedly states that his current MGS project is going to be the last, and another who adheres to the opposite stance. One of them needs to be shot. I mean he's close to out-doing the number of 'last tours' John Farnham has been doing for a decade now.

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