Kojima Productions To Stagger Rising And MGS Installments?
It has been clarified several times that Hideo Kojima isn't involved with Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and now that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is out the door, fans have been a touch worried...
The master apparently has two mystery projects in the works - one of which is Zone of the Enders 3 and the other is a special "taboo" game - and neither is related to the legendary franchise. So, is Kojima leaving MGS behind? Has he officially passed the torch? What's the deal? Well, we can't be sure if he'll be writing or directing future installments, but it seems to have been confirmed that he "will continue working on Metal Gear Solid games." The following quote comes from an E3 2010 roundtable discussion with Rising producer Shigenobu Matsuyama:
"I've been asked a lot, 'Is this going to be a side-story or spin-off to the MGS series?', but what I'm positioning is that there will be a Hideo Kojima game that is MGS, but what we are planning as Kojima Productions is have this Raiden Rising as almost as a standard so that there's an MGS and the Rising going back-and-forth in the future."
Well, that's almost like two announcements in one: it seems they're planning more Rising installments in the future, and secondly, more MGS titles are part of those plans and they wish to alternate releases. You know, that's a lot like what we want to see from Rockstar; do a Grand Theft Auto, then a Red Dead Redemption, etc, etc, etc. But it's just good to know that despite Kojima's new projects, he won't be abandoning MGS.
6/25/2010 9:04:47 PM Ben Dutka