Kojima Reveals "The Truth Behind Rising" & Talks Metal Gear Solid 5


In a video released by Konami today, Hideo Kojima has revealed ideas he had regarding Metal Gear Solid 5 and how Metal Gear Rising came to be.

The video, titled “The Truth Behind Rising”, sees Kojima and members of his team talk very openly about the development process behind Rising, with some interesting pieces of information revealed. Most interestingly though, Kojima mentions how he initially presented his team ideas for Metal Gear Solid 5, but they were reluctant to work on it without him.

“Metal Gear Solid 4 wrapped up in 2008, and the dev team took post-project time off right after that. But, of course, we were in a situation where we had to start planning for MGS5. So I started coming up with several ideas,” stated Kojima.

“I had several ideas for a game featuring The Boss and the Cobra Unit during the invasion of Normandy. I then handed these plans over to the team so they could take over and make the game. I presented my ideas to the team during the summer of 2008. However, simply dropping MGS5 on the younger staff members was a bit heavy and there was resistance to doing it without my involvement.”

Kojima also added that he was working on a separate project at time he presented the Metal Gear Solid 5 ideas to his team. He doesn’t state what that project was (maybe Castlevania: Lords of Shadow?), but does explain that is basically how Metal Gear Rising was born.

“At the time, I was working on a new project. It was during the planning phase of that project and I wanted the staff to take charge of the new title,” explained Kojima.

“There was resistance to that idea, though. It was then that someone proposed the idea for what would become Rising. It was a game based on Raiden’s story, since MGS5 had too much weight to it. It would be a side story that the team felt more comfortable working with.”

The man behind Metal Gear Solid recently asked fans to wait patiently for an “authentic stealth” addition to series, stating that one would be released in the future. If it’s as good as previous “authentic stealth” entries, then we’re happy to wait, especially if The Boss and the Cobra Unit are involved.

What do you guys think? Are you happy to wait for Metal Gear Solid 5? Check out the video below, and let us know what you think via the comments section.


Source: CVG


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