Kojima: "I Gotta Start Thinking About Metal Gear Solid 5"
Any lingering concern you may have had that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be the final Metal Gear should be laid to rest. As far as we're concerned, this all but confirms the fact that MGS will continue forward.
We had heard earlier from Ryan Payton that while MGS4 is the final chapter in Solid Snake's story, this doesn't mean another entry in the critically acclaimed stealth series isn't out of the question. In fact, at this point, Metal Gear Solid 5 will probably happen (even if it is without Snake). Franchise creator Hideo Kojima has now said it himself during an interview with Famitsu:
"I gotta start thinking about MGS5... Even though, well, Snake's story ends in MGS4. ...About MGS5, that would be something that Kojima Productions would have to make, I think." (source- Kotaku)
That's about as close to a confirmation as you're going to get right now, and it seems pretty obvious. We had heard that Kojima wanted to move on to "other projects" now that MGS4 is out the door, but as he says here, Kojima Productions would have to make MGS5. We always wondered if Kojima would turn his own creation over to another team, and we just couldn't see it happening. Well, it probably won't, and if MGS4 is the blockbuster it's supposed to be, we're willing to bet Kojima will follow up on this claim here and "start thinking about MGS5." Sweet!
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
5/22/2008 Ben Dutka