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Kojima Had Intended To Move Away From MGS After MGS2

Did you know that if Hideo Kojima had had his way, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty would've been the last MGS installment with which he would've been involved...? Yeah, we didn't, either.

In an E3 interview, the ambitious developer said "problems" kept forcing him back into a leadership position when his team was working on MGS3 and MGS4. Said Kojima:

"Metal Gear Solid 2 was meant to be my last Metal Gear before I handed it off to the team, and the team did actually start working on MGS3, but unfortunately there were problems and it didn’t go well, so I was forced to come back and work on it.

When it came to MGS4, I said OK this time for sure I’m not getting involved so I really handed it off. Because I set two different directors working on it I was sure I wouldn’t have to get involved, but there was a difference in expectations of what I felt that Metal Gear should be."

That's what happens when you're a perfectionist, we suppose. No matter how much confidence you might have in your talented staff, they're just not able to produce the exact vision you have in your head. Right, Hideo? Kojima added that it's "very hard to come up with the concept of a game and hand it off to other people, as of course they can't see what's in my head." ...see, we knew it. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that; it proves he has a fantastic passion for his ideas, which we need more of in any creative-based industry.

But Kojima has finally managed to move beyond MGS (even though he's currently working on the fifth entry). The oft-rumored Project Ogre is in the works, and that Fox Engine has been talked about quite a bit. As far as we're concerned, the more Kojima can do, the better off we'll all be.

Tags: hideo kojima, metal gear solid, mgs, kojima productions

6/8/2012 9:06:31 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Kiryu
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 9:33:34 PM
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Oh my god.I'm glad that didn't happen.
Metal Gear Solid 3 is a classic game to be played if your any gamer.
and i can see he didn't work too much on Metal Gear Solid 4.I think the story and characters could have gotten an improvement.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 10:33:11 PM

The way I understand it he did work quite a bit on MGS4.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 4:57:53 AM

..And the story and characters is/are of the greatest ever created in the video game medium.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 10:32:32 PM
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Ya can't help but respect somebody who doesn't just pass off their baby for a quick buck. That's far too common these days. I'd love a second clue about Project Ogre.

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Qubex
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 12:27:00 AM

Got to agree with you there World! It is not a typical trait for a perfectionist to not get involved... it really doesn't figure in their vocab, simple as that... and the results are testament to that of course!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 8:58:52 AM

he did, revengerance.
and out of all the developers he could of let work on it!
yea its not a metal gear solid game, but it still stars some characters from it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 2:56:25 PM

Yeah that revengeance thing is gonna hurt.

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VampDeLeon
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 11:28:01 PM
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Yeah I knew that.. I remember commenting that on here not that long ago, assuming most read all comments.. Most MG fans knew he wanted to stop and end it after MGS2, but of course he was 'persuaded' (death threats and all) to stick with the series afterward when he was wanting to hand it off to someone else.

MGS3, 4, and Peace Walker were great at tying up the loose ends regarding who Big Boss was and answering some open ended questions like why Vamp keeps coming back and the status of Olga's child. I don't think any other director may have wanted to pay attention to filling in all of them and if so would have done it so cleverly.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 12:07:15 AM
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Well it's a good thing he came back and got on board with MGS3. That game is simply brilliant! Such a good game. I personally wasn't that fond of MGS2. Well let me rephrase that. It's my least favorite of the 4. So if that was to be hist last I feel I'd have a different outlook on the franchise. Maybe we all would?

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Rogueagent01
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 12:25:15 AM
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I am highly anticipating his Project Ogre. I know the guy is brilliant but I want to see what Ogre is and see if he truely is a genius. I doubt he'll disappoint, but I need to see in his head with something other then MGS.

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LowKey
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 6:30:55 AM
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I remember reading that MGS 3 would be his last. Then reading that he was working loosely with the MGS 4 team. I personally loved 3 and felt like 4 was missing something, which I voiced alot on the forums and here. lol ahh memories. Are they still making this Raiden story multiplat? I hope not because it will feel so dumbed down. Just like all the rest of the multiplat games so far.

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___________
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 9:00:51 AM
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how could you NOT know that!?
seriously, hes going on about it in every god dam interview!
ok dude we get it your sick of it!
either do something about it or accept it!
i dont understand why he does not put his foot down and say no no more MGS games!
either that so you can get away from it, or just say sigh im never going to get away from it and accept it!
pisses me off how whiny developers are these days, but refuse to do anything about it!
ok you dont want to work on it any more.
instead of b*tching about it, how about you actually do something?
after all the mans needed on castlevania lords of shadow two!


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Sogi_Otsa
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 10:57:49 AM
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Respect for Kojime X200%.

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