Kojima Points Out The Obvious About Metal Gear Survive

It's called Metal Gear. Metal. Gear. You know what it's not called? Zombie Gear. And while that might be the route Konami wants to take the Metal Gear franchise in the future, Kojima couldn't help but point out the obvious over the weekend.

During a Q&A discussion on Death Stranding, Kojima was cheekily asked about whether Metal Gear Survive was his idea. You can see part of that discussion, in Japanese, below.

Roughly translated, Kojima remarked that "the Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage" and he questioned how zombies fit within that universe. It doesn't come across as a major dig or anything, but more of a prod at Konami wondering what the underlying themes of Metal Gear Survive are.

The footage of Metal Gear Survive so far has looked serviceable; it might even be a bit fun. It just doesn't look like a Metal Gear game, but more like a Resident Evil spin-off than anything that belongs in Kojima's iconic universe.

Of course, zombies wouldn't be the weirdest thing to happen in a Metal Gear game — but then, everything in Metal Gear has a point, belaboured as it may be. We'll have to wait and see what point Konami wants to make with Survive.


    Asking what the underlying themes are of a zombie survival clone... hahaha... I dont think it will be that deep, just point and shoot at zombies with microtransactions

    Roughly translated, Kojima remarked that “the Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage” and he questioned how zombies fit within that universe.Uh, didn't MGS V show us exactly how they could fit?

      Fit yes, but not be the entire focus of the game.

        Fit thematically, from what I understand.

          Yea well he has done some pretty outlandish stuff in the past so I wouldn't put it past him to be able to come up with some kind of reasoning to get them into a MGS title proper.

          But I guess we'll never know for sure... sigh...

    Pretty sure their theme is:

    1. Metal Gear + Zombies
    2. ???
    3. Profit

    Dunno why they don't just go all in and call this "Metal Gear x Silent Hill". Bring in the big bucks.

    Yup! Sure seems to be a different type of game set in a familiar franchise!
    I assume that's why it's called Metal Gear: Survive and not Metal Gear 6.

    I'm amazed by how many people have so much trouble grasping the concept of a spin-off, all of a sudden.

    Last edited 19/09/16 5:25 pm

      Spent hours figuring out how Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was actually just a hyper-stylised way to write Metal Gear Solid 5.

    It's all biting commentary! MGS died with the departure of Kojima. Survive is their attempt to raise the franchise from the dead. It is fitting that the game's theme is zombies.

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