Thursday, April 3

Hideo Kojima Claims MGS May Not Be Yet Over

In a recent interview between IGN and Hideo Kojima (the mastermind behind Metal Gear Solid) Hideo talks about how the MGS series may continue on, even if Solid Snake is killed off.

IGN: Obviously, the first question that's on everyone's mind is: Why exactly did you feel this was the right time to end the Metal Gear Solid series?

Hideo Kojima: I was supposed to end this in MGS2, you know, originally (laughs). And then I created MGS3, and I said, 'Okay, this is the final one. It's over.' But people said, 'No, there's still not enough answers (in that game)!' As a game design, the story was almost complete in MGS1, 2 and 3, or so I initially thought. But of course, there were some questions that weren't answered, especially with some things after MGS2. I didn't decide that this was the timing – there were a lot of voices saying, 'We want the answer to all of the questions!' That's why as a game, and as a saga, MGS4 is the complete wrap up.

PR-wise, I really don't want to say that this the final game or this is the wrap up, but if I don't say it, people will make me create MGS again! (laughs) So I have to say, 'Die, Snake,' and really end it so I can move on to something else! (laughs) Actually, it's a game, so even if Snake dies, the game can live on. We have to kill him at a certain point.

I think that after Snake is gone, it wont be Metal Gear Solid anymore. Solid Snake IS MGS. Anything after that is just milking the cash-cow. How do the readers feel about this? Comment about it.


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