Metal Gear Solid has become a staple of the gaming community, and the man behind it, Hideo Kojima, has been working on the series for more then two decades. And now, it's finally coming to an end with Metal Gear Solid 4. That isn't the end of Kojima though, IGN reports that Kojima is working on a totally new game.
Originally Posted by John Tanaka
Speaking with Japan's Nikkei BP website, Konami president Fumiaki Tanaka revealed that Kojima is working on the concept for a new game outside of the Metal Gear universe. Pressed further on this mystery title, or possibly titles, Tanaka said that he couldn't reveal anything at this point and that a formal announcement won't be coming this year. Instead, we can probably look forward to hearing something after Kojima has written the new title's scenario, which won't happen until after MGS4 has been released and Metal Gear Online has been given a major push.
Outside of Metal Gear, Tanaka shared a few insights into Konami's development plans as a whole. The company will be releasing remakes of more classic titles and tapping into more classic franchises in the future. Although Tanaka wouldn't get into specifics, he did suggest that download services like Wii Ware could play a role in this effort.
It'll be interesting to see what Kojima can come up with after Metal Gear Solid.
I hope he comes up with a new series with roller blading boss fights, tentacle-wearing bad guys, sword fights when they would get you shot to death, and....oh...
Seriously, I just don't think Kojima's that good. Sorry. The Metal Gear games have really shined only in the field of graphics for me- Solid and Solid 2 seemed to really push the envelope and Solid 4 looks to continue that. But the gameplay has always been...weird...the stories are idiotic, and the characters stupid.
That's just my opinion, but I'm about as interested in Kojima's future as I am in getting kicked in the balls.
Hmm, how odd, but I just realized that some of the greatest figures of gaming are getting, well...old. Kojima's somewhere around 44-45 years old, and I think Miyamoto is 55 years old. I wonder who's going to take up the mantle after them, and I'm amazed that they've been going on for so long.