Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has expressed his wishes for the franchise to eventually continue without him.
This isn’t the first that the famed developer has mentioned wanting to step away from his beloved franchise to work on other projects. In a recent interview he expressed again his desire to leave and hand the series in the more than capable hands of his co-workers.
“Metal Gear, as a brand, I want this to continue…that said, I charge my staff members, my personnel, to step up to the challenge [of making a game without me] and that has proven to be a bit difficult,” Mr. Kojima explained in a recent interview. “One thing that hasn’t changed is ideally I would want some staff members to take after Metal Gear. [I’d] overlook it as a producer, and dedicate myself to making something different.”
Kojima has been parenting the Metal Gear Solid series for more than a decade now and it’s only natural to either lose interest or want to work on something fresh.
His latest title, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be releasing next week for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game has been said to be feature only a couple of hours of gameplay, much to the dismay of fans. Those who have managed to attain an early copy have already confirmed that they are able to finish the game under 30 minutes with a S rank.
Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the one fans are really excited about. Scheduled for release sometime this year for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, it serves as a continuation of the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.