Hideo Kojima turns 50 this year -- an age where most people begin to plan their retirement. But retiring to a life of golf and orthopaedic jogging shoes is the last thing on the Metal Gear Solid creator's mind. He recently pledged that he "will make games until the day I die."
The Metal Gear Solid series recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, so Eurogamer asked Kojima whether he will still be making Metal Gear Solid games in 25 years' time.
"Honestly, I really don't know in 25 years from now if I'll still be making Metal Gear, or even if Konami will still be around - I really can't say," Kojima said.
"But I can say that if I'm not dead by that time I will still be making games in some form. I don't have any intention of retiring -- until the day I die I will be making games.
"Maybe by that time technology will be so advanced that I can make a game all by myself by using a bunch of robots," he said.