When we heard that Hideo Kojima would be talking to OPM UK about Metal Gear Solid 5 , we had assumed he'd be talking about an active project.
But that appears to be an unfortunate false assumption, as the magazine has offered a sneak peek at the upcoming exclusive interview.
When asked about a sequel to MGS4, Kojima replied:
"I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea."
Well, that isn't encouraging. Furthermore, Kojima may be less involved than he has been with past installments. In the original Metal Gear Solid , he said he made all the maps and enemy routes himself, "did everything hands-on." But he added- "that level I can't do again." So he might not really get involved in MGS5 until the team comes up with everything from the start. Added Kojima:
"I intended to take it to a certain point and then hand it off, but that didn’t work, because it’s hard to convey the concept to other people then have them take the reins and carry on and preserve that vision. That’s why it’s easier to have them come up with everything from the start and then take it to the end."
As usual, a little something might be lost in the translation, and we're sure Kojima will be involved in some capacity when MGS5 gets going. The only downside is that actual development may not start any time soon, which makes us once again wonder: might it be made for the PS4?