Today was the day that review embargos on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain were lifted, but also marked another special date. It was also the birthday of Hideo Kojima, so with positive reviews this was a perfect present for the iconic creator of Big Boss and Solid Snake.
In a thankyou message on Twitter, he gave fans one message that should give everybody some confidence in seeing games from him in the future, even with the problems he has faced with Konami:
Thanks everyone, I turned 52 and will keep creating in rest of my life.
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) August 24, 2015
While there is no doubt in our minds that Konami would always be creating games in some form, I’m sure it may have crossed his mind to retire from the business that in some respect has wronged him. As one of the most iconic characters in the games industry though, if he ever gave up, it would be a big loss.
With rumours of what he may do in the future all eyes will be on him to see what he does next. Now that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is nearing its release and has achieved almost perfect reviews, we may hear some news on what he has planned.
With several options, one of them may even be to return to Konami, who will no doubt be looking at the success of Metal Gear Solid 5 before they plan their next action, and possible offer. Would this be the best decision for him to make? We know from reports on how they allegedly treat their workers and the troubles with Kojima himself, Konami may not be the option. The only person who can decide that is the man himself.
What do you think Hideo Kojima will do next? Let us know your thoughts below.