Kojima's next game could be Metal Gear Solid 5

Breaking news: Kojima is being opaque. In a recent interview, translated and recounted by Anoop Gantayat, the famed Metal Gear creator said, "For the next game I make, it's either MGS5 or an original game. I only have these two choices."

Apparently this year's E3 changed Kojima's feelings about his next project, which he recently teased on twitter as being something that will "challenge a certain type of taboo."

"...the next project is amazing. The plan is pretty much solidified. Although recently, it has wavered a bit," he said. When asked what changed, he responded, "I'm not sure myself, but I began to want to do something different from what I'd wanted to do originally."

Kojima also mentioned that the Zone of the Enders follow up he expressed an interest in last year will "be pushed a bit into the future." He went on to say, "I'm 47 this year, and I don't know when something might happen." If the quote wasn't followed by "(laughs)," we'd think he was implying that he might retire before a Zone of the Enders sequel is made. Come on buddy! You've got years of productivity ahead - Miyamoto is 58 and going strong!

Above: None of this for a while

On the topic of time, whether or not his next project is MGS5, Kojima says that it'll have to be here sooner than later:

"I'll be slowly making my game on a console. However, even though I say slowly, it can't take three years. Only Japanese companies are taking time. Overseas, they don't take so much time for development. Assassin's Creed saw an announcement at E3 even though one was just released last year. With this in mind, I believe you can't take more than a little over two years for development."

Jul 7, 2010


  • Defguru7777 - July 8, 2010 6:07 p.m.

    But surely there's a reason that Assassin's Creed is already making a new game. Just because another studio can push a new game out super-fast is no reason to rush your own projects.
  • Cleanser247 - July 8, 2010 5:48 p.m.

    Snake was really awesome, and his voice was great, especially for Talk Radar's sound effects.
  • metalgatesolid - July 8, 2010 4:21 p.m.

    Anything set inside the Metal Gear Universe will get my blessing. MGS5 would be awesome especially if it had a 24 esque plot alot like the first MGS. As much as i liked Old Snake, playing as a young, fitter snake would be awesome. All hail snake...All hail snake.
  • taterboob - July 8, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    I have officially hit the point of Metal Gear Solid oversaturation.
  • aJAWSOMEocelot - July 8, 2010 11:13 a.m.

    I just hope he makes MGS5. But so that it's an actual MGS, not something like MGS4. Im really hoping for a great stealth game. None of that "Guns Of The Patriots" shit. Also if he makes a new game genre, just like how he did with the original Metal Gear, it would be awesome. Ether way, I hope that whatever he does will actually be great and breathtaking like the first 3 MGSs.
  • mattdark - July 8, 2010 6:27 a.m.

    So basically, he's being a big cock-tease whenever he mentions he may be working on a new ZoE? And why would he bother making a new series, when he's already been able to milk the MGS franchise to the Nth degree by now...
  • EvidentDead - July 8, 2010 2:48 a.m.

    *Sigh* I remember when he said MGS3 was going to be the last one he did. Those were the days.
  • JohnnyMaverik - July 8, 2010 2:34 a.m.

    @ HotCyder - 22 minutes 19 seconds ago "Metal Gear 5 or an Original Game? More like 10 million in the bank of konami VS a few critic's choice awards" If that were the case dev teams who work on successful franchises would only ever work on 1 franchise. I'd like to see them try a new IP, but I suspect they'll go with MGS-5.
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 8, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    I think he was hinting that he, along with his other clone soldiers, had a set life expectancy of 48 years. I was somewhat excited when he announced his departure from MGS: it would signify yet another new IP, or at least a ZOE3. MGS5 is a known quantity in the sense that it will be great no matter what, so it's a bit disappointing that he's sticking around for one more. I hope it's the last from him so we can get more crazy MGS from his prodigy in Rising.
  • HotCyder - July 8, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    Metal Gear 5 or an Original Game? More like 10 million in the bank of konami VS a few critic's choice awards
  • Cyberninja - July 8, 2010 12:39 a.m.

    i wonder when mgs 5 would take place maybe another 3 style game.
  • EvidentDead - July 8, 2010 12:24 a.m.

    I hope there are not too many negative comments if it IS a new Metal Gear. People get excited and then when it comes out they complain about how the videos are too long. or the story has to much supernatural influence. Its METAL GEAR this is not new. You NEED to expect these things from the series. It is the Metal Gear signature. Its for the fans. However... I do think it may be time to put the series to an end. The problem (as a fan) I have with it, is that there is so much going on in the plot, its almost impossible to tie up ALL the lose ends in a game that would be accepted by its core fanbase. I think MGS4 did a pretty good job, considering it had to tie up ALL the metal Gear Solid loose ends. I cant possible imagine whats left to tell. Even in Metal Gear Rising, im having difficulty understanding whats left.
  • JayBeat - July 8, 2010 12:03 a.m.

    I would kill for some details :(
  • SonicX_89 - July 7, 2010 11:57 p.m.

    I like that he wants to get his next game out early. I'm glad that I wasn't super hyped for MGS4. That seemed to take a while for it to be released.

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