In a recent interview with the Official Playstation UK Magazine the main man behind the Metal Gear Solid series, Hideo Kojima revealed that Metal Gear Solid 5 is “very likely” to be released at some point in the future.
The interview with Kojima features in the next issue of the magazine, which is available to buy from November 29th. Mr ‘MGS’ himself was asked if he would do a follow-up to MGS4 to which he replied with the following:
‘I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea”. Once again, though, Kojima is downplaying his involvement. “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.”
Hideo Kojima did intend to take a step back while developing Metal Gear Solid 4, but as he explains, it didn’t work out the way he originally intended it to.
“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.” His solution then is to not get involved at all. “That’s why it’s easier to have them come up with everything from the start and then take it to the end”.
Interesting stuff. Would you like to see another Metal Gear Solid game, or do you think enough is enough? Let us know in the comments section below.