Kojima Sparks Debate: Do MGS5, Or Try Something New?
Want one final conversation-starter from the Tokyo Game Show?
All it takes is four words from Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima, which he uttered onstage at the Tokyo Game Show last week: "Maybe, I'll do 5." We all know what he's talking about. In the past, Kojima often said he considered Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP to be "Metal Gear Solid 5," but of course, fans just want another true console installment. Unfortunately, the MGS creator has also said he'll be moving on after completing MGS4 and Peace Walker, and he is indeed working on several new projects. Kojima and Co. may also get started on the long-awated Zone of the Enders 3 at some point. Of course, most avid fans of the critically acclaimed MGS series probably want this guy to get cranking on an official MGS5 but is that really fair...?
He has often stated he wants to try something new, so why not just let him? Isn't this one industry brain who should apply his talents in new projects every now and then? I mean, wouldn't we all benefit? Of course, there's always some danger involved in developing a brand new IP, even if your name is Hideo Kojima. And I don't think anyone wants to see Metal Gear Solid die out permanently; other design teams can pick up the reigns, as happened with Metal Gear Solid: Rising. So, what do you have to say?
9/19/2010 9:11:54 PM Ben Dutka