Hideo Kojima has received multiple honors in the past year – many of which were Lifetime Achievement Awards from various sources – so it seems only logical to promote a guy like that.

According to Kotaku, Kojima will have a new title as of April 1; that of "Managing Director Operating Officer" and "Studio Head of Kojima Productions." Now, either this is just a cruel trick to play on the journalists (damnit, now we have to type all that whenever we put Kojima's name in an article?!), or it's a definite promotion. We've heard that Kojima may not be handling the reigns on Metal Gear 5 and it may be due to this title change, although we're not willing to dissect his new position. Prior to founding his own studio within Konami, Kojima was a vice-president for the publisher, then he stepped down in 2005 to focus more on the game design aspects of the business. All we know is that we really don't care what his company title is; we just want to know what his next project is, and when we might get some details on it. We're all hoping the rumor that MG5 will be revealed at this year's E3 proves true, because if it doesn't, we'll all be left hanging…and that's just plain annoying.

So anyway, we figure more congratulations are in order for Mr. Kojima. By the time we're all old and gray, it's very likely that Hideo Kojima will be one of our most favorite people in the universe.

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SerichA
SerichA
11 years ago

Yeah, I'd love to see what Snake does in "Metal Gear 5."

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Dude, Snake is not gonna be in MG5 which is why it is gonna be called Metal Gear 5 and not Metal Gear Solid, although someone pointed out in a previous article that the Solid in that was nothing to do with Snake but something else entirely (cant remember what though)

But yeah I hope 5 is as good as the rest was 🙂

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

Snake will be worm food in MGS5.

SarahPalinMILF
SarahPalinMILF
11 years ago

metal gears of warcraft 3

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Snake took a pillow and went to bed, and as sweet as MG is I feel it's okay for it to rest and retool while Kojima works on that new IP he was talking about.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

In 1998 he shocked the world, in 2008 he revolutionized the world.

He's just awesome

On the subject of who'll be the main character:

Snake had a historic run.

In MGS5 someone will replace him. I'm putting my money on Sunny.

There's somehing going for her. Her mother, being around Otacon, not knowing the world, but being extremely tech savvy, etc.

Would be interesting to replace Snake with a female. If he's replaced with a male we'll start comparing him with Snake, "oh he sucks compared to Snake. But if replaced by a babe we'll be more open-minded.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

What's with you and Sunny lol, every time time there's a MGS article you say Sunny for main character >_>

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Want people to see, understand, and discuss the possibilities of such a thing.

Trust me I have a good sense when it comes to character development. It's just so obvious and would be so great if it did happen.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I don't think "Sunny" will ever be a main character!

Q!

"i am home"

wano
wano
11 years ago

Sunny, lol

I could imagine her being in a similar role as Otacon (older obviously), but I just cant see her being the main character some how.

Any how, with Kojima not being director anymore, it could go completely go down hill from here. Im seriously hoping not, but who knows….

lol, I can see it now..MGS5 co-op with Jonny and Meril…

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Was I the only one pissed that Meryl went with Jhonny?

As old as Snake was, I wanted them to be together :*(

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I wanted that too Scarecrow, damn that Jonny reminded me of Raiden and I wanted to punch him in the head too. Shoulda been Snake and Meryl although Snake was old cos of the Fox Die so he went off alone with Otocon.

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

I Second That Scarecrow!!!!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

+1

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

"Metal Gear 5"? There are four 'Metal Gear Solid' games and two 'Metal Gear' games. Where does "Metal Gear 5" come from? Did Japan pull another Final Fantasy numbering?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

he only put five becuz 'solid' snake isn't in it, it's not the real title name or anything

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Actually there's five "Solid" games. Portable Ops is the direct sequel to Solid 3.

wano
wano
11 years ago

???? maybe something to do with the last one being called MGS4..(not counting i phone stuff etc)

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

At this point in time, I'm not really looking to much into mgs5, I'm more interested and hoping for a ZOE3 or at least a remake of 2

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
11 years ago

Remakes of Metal Gear 1 & MG2: Solid Snake would be awesome.

Chaps
Chaps
11 years ago

Yes, ZoE would be good. As much as I love Metal Gear, let it rest. Before you know it we'd be having Metal Gear XIII and Metal Gear Versus XIII >_>

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

Instead of typing that whole title every time you guys can just type in ''The Man'' we'll know what that means.

As for the next Metal Gear? I have a couple of ideas… maybe you'll play as Raiden and if it is Sunny maybe it will be in the future. Or seeing she is so tech savvy she might create some sort of Mech warrior robot kind of thing that she controls….

Like I said the possibilities are endless when it comes to '' the Man'' (see everyone know who I'm talking about).

All I say out of respect for Snake I would let him rest. He's done his part. And he's done it well….

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

"As for the next Metal Gear? I have a couple of ideas… maybe you'll play as Raiden and if it is Sunny maybe it will be in the future. Or seeing she is so tech savvy she might create some sort of Mech warrior robot kind of thing that she controls…. "

(No offense) Its this sort of thing that gets me agravated and why i cant see 'MGS5' working. Its just going to seem so forced and out of place form the rest, in MGS4 all and i mean ALL the characters stories were wrapped up in the end, Raiden goes to live a family life, Snake leads a peaceful life until death along with Otacon, Meryl and the rest once again are at peace, its all over, i dont want them to make up a tradgey for sequels sake,

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
11 years ago

Solid Snake story is over, I don't want to play 80 year old grandpa in MGS5. I DO want to play another Metal Gear game though, so I'm beting for Big Boss as playabble character.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Big Boss was in 3 Snake Eater

coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

yay, on my b-day 😛 great gift eh 😛 lol but i love how everyone just assumes that its a Metal Gear title, didnt he say a long time ago that he wanted to create a new title? But i have nothing wrong with another metal gear title, how could anyone dislike that series 😛

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Quote:
"Kojima will have a new title as of April 1"
-to me when he says a new title it may not be anything MGS. But if it is that would be great i love the series, i don't play the games but my best friend does so i watch him play. I hope it's not a april fools joke

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

a new april fools title?

crawdaddy
crawdaddy
11 years ago

Congratulations Kojima! Keep them coming!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Maybe a new series in the Metal Gear franchise?
I got an appropriate name.
Metal Gear Sunny(it's also MGS XD)