We get the feeling that Konami and Hideo Kojima have been at odds concerning targeted platforms. Something tells us that Konami has been begging Kojima to bring his famed Metal Gear Solid franchise to the Xbox 360, despite the boss' protests.

Kojima has said many times in the past that he wants to stick with the PlayStation platform for this legendary titles, and the latest bit of info may hint at his belief. As you know by now, Metal Gear Solid: Rising has been announced for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was revealed yesterday for the PSP. Now, according to GameZine , which cited a recent Famitsu interview, Kojima won't be directing Rising and he's concentrating on Peace Walker . He said he's only "fully involved" with the PSP game, where he's acting as "director, producer and game designer" and actually calls Peace Walker the "Metal Gear Solid 5 inside me." As for Rising , he said:

"I'm not the director. I'm not doing game design either. Although, I do issue complaints (laughs). But, not too much."

This may be an indication of Kojima's loyalty to Sony, despite the current times dictating a necessary shift for Konami. One can interpret this in a variety of ways but it's easy to come to such a conclusion, given Kojima's history. Well, what do you think?

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid: Rising

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tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

Least he has been honest and told us. I wouldn't expect nothing less from the man who I think is a genius.

I am going to have to get a PSP now at some point. Question is do I get a brand newie PSPGo when it comes out or just the previous model ? 🙂

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I would get the previous model, has a larger screen, can play umd's and it's cheaper. I love my original psp, I played FF7 on it last night for hours!

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

I have the same dilema!

Kempy21
Kempy21
11 years ago

no way get psp go all the old titles will be downloadable eventually plus theres gonna be small games that you can only get on the psp go.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

1) You have no idea all games will be able to be dl'ed. 2) PSP-1000 to 3000 all have Memory slots for a reason, to dl games, which is why Patapon 2 is out so no there will not be PSP Go exclusive games. The best choice is getting a PSP, I'm waiting and getting the Dissidia PSP Bundle myself.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

The things I want most on PSP are Chains of Olympus, Retribution, and Dissidia, so if those become downloadable I'll buy the Go.

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

I ABSOLUTELY FU**ING KNEW IT. When people saw Kojima walk on stage…I knew he was going to announce a spin-off that would also find it's way to the PS3. It was something Konami wanted him to do not Kojima himself.

I mean I looked at his body language at M$ and I swear he looked nervous and that he really just wanted to leave the freaking NEON GREEN FU**ING STAGE. (Did anyone notice how it didn't match his suit?)

But suddenly PS3 owners and PS lovers all over the world and PS fanboys started cursing Kojima for "betraying" them…I knew in my heart that Kojima didn't do a thing to betray us in ANY FU**ING WAY.

Then at Sony's press conference we saw him talk about MGS: Peace Walker…and he assured us so many times that this isn't A SPIN-OFF. Now…hmm…why would he say something like that?!?! Then he assured he would be writing the script, directing it, and basically having the MGS 4 team work on it. Oh wow…what was he trying to say through all of this???? THAT HIS FULL HEART IS IN THIS PROJECT: PEACE WALKER!!! And I fucking noticed it.

Did anyone see an actual classic MGS trailer for MGS: RISING?! NO!!!!! It was just a dumb CGI still photo with Raiden in it. But Kojima showed us actual gameplay, real-time footage, gave us a lot of info on what this is and is solely making this for the PlayStation family? WHY?!?!? Because this is the game that is the "missing link." This shows Big Boss actually making Outer Haven. HOW FUCKING SICK IS THAT?!

And to all of you who still think Kojima betrayed us: You're a moron, go play all the MGS games again if you haven't burned them already. If you have burned them: you're a dumbass and should buy them again at full retail price of when it originally released. Then after you're done playing through all of them – buy MGS: Peace walker. If you don't have a PSP get one and buy it.

KOJIMA-SAMA YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!!

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

@shadowpal2

Who was saying bad stuff about Kojima?I certainly wasn't even right after the ms conference.He looked like he was in the twilight zone and wanted a way out so yeah Kojima is the man as for SE well you have my approval to curse them out all you want.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Wonder how annoyed the team gets when he checks out the latest build and files a complaint haha

shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

@JDHexen

Oh well I'm not sure whether or not there were people here cursing Kojima-sama and I'm pretty sure there weren't – but back in the PlayStation forums (www.boardsus.playstation.com) – oh boy…it's like people wanted to commit suicide and sh**. It was ridiculous. I wanted to make a thread and actually tell them how he didn't betray us at all and that he'll surprise us at Sony's E3.

Some people understood…the rest are still blind.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Interesting, makes me respect him even more. His decision to invest more time into a hand held game than a next gen product says a lot.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

I think this information was released immediately after Microsoft's press conference . This is why he doesn't call it a true sequel .

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

Kojima's a Sony fanboy! I'm loving it.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

About the PSP Go…

Okay, its much sexier than what I took from the leaked photos. I want one. Bad.

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

Same. I am a sucker for cool gadgets. But I will look funny with one, considering I am 6'2 and built like an ox. :p

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

lol that is a funny thing to picture.

Andysw
Andysw
11 years ago

I bet square enix will beg nomura for final fantasy versus XIII or kingdom hearts 3 to come to the xbox 360. Shame third party exclusives are dying.

tridon
tridon
11 years ago

I know I'm just dreaming here but wouldn't it be freakin' amazing if Sony bought out Kojima Productions? I'm definitely getting the feeling that Kojima would go with this if he received an offer. Oh, and while the topic is at hand, who owns the Metal Gear franchise? Konami or Kojima?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

they probably both own stakes it in.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

This guy definitely knows what brand loyalty is which there isn't much of this generation.I am curious to know how much MS had to pay him just for him to show up on stage;Is not important b/c I will be picking up the new mgs for the psp.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Kojima even looked like he wasn't into the Microsoft launch either but Sony's press conf. you could see he was very excited to be on the stage.

He also kept saying that Peace Walker was a "true" sequel to the MGS franchise. Takes place 10 years after MGS3…Awesome!

Totalz
Totalz
11 years ago

I'm definitely getting Peace Walker and hopefully a new PSP too…

Was anyone else freaked out by the paedophillic Milo thing and found the whole video to scream fake and fraud. Peter Molyneux seems a slimey chap.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I must say I have to strongly disagree with you on the Milo point. I think that technology is a game changer… give it time and you will see this to be true.

Sony's motion control system is also interesting and will surely spice things up… it may even be better in the end to hold and feel something in your hand rather than nothing at all… but the Milo demo proves that M$ my have the ultimate system for true virtual reality interaction… don't rubbish it so soon… you will be surprised what they will do with it…

…and yes, "MGS Peace Walker" will finally convince me to purchase a PSP, but not the Go!

Q!

"i am home"

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Choosing a PSP game over a next gen game is fare loyalty out of the 2 im certainly more interested in Peace Walker.

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

All hail Kojima!! This is awesome news for me 🙂

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

@ XxTotalzxX yeah, i agree. But when I heard the Sony guys announce on stage that they were making a motion controller I was like "oh no …please don't ><" but …after watching it more and more, that thing blew me away! I wanna play!

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

That is what I like to hear, finally some show of loyalty.

questing222
questing222
11 years ago

I love the way that Kojima has been able to brain wash the masses. why were squaresot not able to do this???

Everyone has been p*ssed at square for a long time, but Kojima uses a few tactical words and everyone wants to blow him.

This "true sequel" lark is whats known as Spin!!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

You know, I've been reading your posts.

You're borderline trolling with every last one. You keep saying you only "prefer" the 360, but you can't ever seem to do anything but MS promotion. Knock it off.

DKBaNaaH
DKBaNaaH
11 years ago

GO BEN!! lol

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

That's right!

gungrave
gungrave
11 years ago

Layeth the smacketh down

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

it was funny @E3 when the microsoft douche on stage said 'we're glad to have the next installment of the solid snake saga on xbox 360'and kojima-san was like 'NOOOO NO SOLID SNAKE!!"
You could tell he was really pissed off,as if it was discussed back stage and the microdouche tried to slime it out at the last second before it went to the trailer.
I hope to god that this new mask? game is PS3 exclusive and MGSR was to shut M$ up about MGS4.
Speaking of MGSR,at the end of the trailer it said 'SNEAK IN",could their be a stealth element after all?? if so it could be a great game,i mean i'll play it anyway,it is a MGS game after all.

As for peace walker,i'm sold mofo's 🙂

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

rewatched the MGSR announcement and kojima doesn't look that pissed off,he'd kinnda smiled, my bad.
Although asian people show emotions differently so by smiling he was probably superduper pissed off and after the show using octocamo and his solideye to sneak past the hotel staff,CQC'd that microsoft dude to death in his room!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

@ lord Carlos,
The new mask game is Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. It's being make by Spanish developer, "Mercurysteam", which is being guided & helped along by Kojima.

It's going to come out for both, the PS3 & the360, but I'm guessing that the only reason that 360's even getting it too, is because Kojima's not developing the game himself.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 6/4/2009 1:23:01 AM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

I even called it before he even said it.

Knew that Rising crap was more like a spinoff more than anything.

MGS: Peace Walker, an amazing handheld experience for sure.

Man that trailer for it looked sweet haha, that new MGS is scary as hell(flying over you and s***)

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

lol @ xbots thinkin they are getting metal gear from kojima. lol @ 360 not powerful enough for MGS4.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I actually thought that part of the show when he said "no, not Snake" looked really scripted, I didn't think he looked mad at all, just bad acting hehe.

That pic you guys use for Kojima articles is the s*it by the way, and I knew Kojima was a thug.

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

I already knew it Lighting Bolt Action doesn't sound like something Kojima really wants to do .

I feel like its going to be like Ninja Gaiden perhaps better but Konami really need to put the name of this franchise in this type of game? I think this was just to please Microsoft.


Last edited by Oxvial on 6/3/2009 2:02:12 PM

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

He spoke in english,as opposed to speaking in japanese when he speaks freely.That was a clear indication that it is not his wish. Maybe he was planning on a sequel,now thanks to ms we get another dvd in a blu ray case and watch a genius' art become commercial.

Watch ms turn the gaming world to windows vista!


Last edited by karneli lll on 6/3/2009 2:21:18 PM

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

kojima is still the man xD

www
www
11 years ago

Not surprised, i knew the move to take mgs to 360 was a Konami move and not a Kojima move.


Last edited by www on 6/3/2009 2:20:09 PM

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

So the PSPGo is downloadable content so to get it you will have to download the new Metal Gear Game or wait for it to be released if you have the older PSP if im thinking corectly unless it will be available on the day of release too.

Midris7
Midris7
11 years ago

They said they are going to cater to both versions. So my guess is there will be a retail UMD form and a downloadable form for every game.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

you know how he likes to take full advantage of what he is working on? i wonder if he'll use more than one umd and have a bigger download for the go.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

that would be sick! i hope he does. Makes the game as big as he can. i wouldnt mind buying a PSP Go! for this. although the lack of a 2nd analog stick still bites.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

The people in suits are ruining our world with greed.

commercialisation…is what brings things down.

Kojima needs to be stronger! otherwise, MGS will end up milked beyond belief and the only thing he is remembered for in gaming!

Do your own thing Kojima, don't listen to the thief.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 6/3/2009 2:47:51 PM

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
11 years ago

really. if kojima is not stroger MG will not be as potent as we know it is supposed to be. 360 is maxed out in power so in this metal gear we should expect a pissy ass port with way less quality than MGS4.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

actually its what inspires competition which result in better products. Its just MS plays dirty. they distort the market place. they always have. Why do you think they area always tide up in lawsuites. With out competition we wouldnt have the Playstation. Sony wnated to build a better game console then Nintendo and they did. Sony wanted to build a better game console then MS and they did. Be careful what you wish for.

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

…of course he'd back the psp mgs! Playing with dante in a raiden costume isn't going to be the height of the mgs series, now I will admit raidens scenes in mgs4 were great and I'd love to be resposible for some behind the scenes kills via raiden blade but I think we all know it won't really be mgs.