Ocelot Hints At Metal Gear Solid 5?
At last year's E3, Konami and Hideo Kojima himself revealed that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be the final entry in the legendary franchise. Of course, we had heard something similar before, but this time, we were prepared to take that announcement at face-value.
Then again, maybe we shouldn't have been so hasty. After all, when a series is this popular, it doesn't make much sense to end it. Even if Konami and Kojima didn't want to do another installment, they'd have to follow their noses...in the direction of more huge profit. Money talks, yes? Well, after Konami's MGS4 completion ceremony event in Tokyo, 1Up translated one final audio clip featuring MGS mainstay Revolver Ocelot. Here it is:
We just finished the press conference.
Everything went according to plan.
We're entering into the last phase of the mission.
Do you want to execute the launch day surprise?
Yes, that's right.
Akihabara, New York, L.A....
Live, simultaneously throughout the world...
Yes, it's under control.
The VIP's are happy to participate.
Yeah, that's right.
Yes sir, understood.
So on June 12th...
By the way, what should we do about "The Project?"
Yes, that's correct.
That man has fallen.
It's about the sequel.
The voice on the other end of the line is unknown, and of course, this doesn't mean they're talking about Metal Gear Solid 5. But it sure is interesting, is it not? And it begs another question: if Kojima really does leave, and Sony wants another MGS, will Kojima allow another team to handle it? We find that very difficult to envision... Anyway, speculate away, fellow MGS fans.
5/13/2008 Ben Dutka