Historic issue 65 cover features Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima issue 65 Official PlayStation cover

Some mammoth news to end this otherwise dreary Wednesday. For the first time in the 16-year history of Official PlayStation Magazine, we’re putting a developer on the cover. Issue 65 will be fronted by Metal Gear Solid creator and gaming legend Hideo Kojima.

A fortnight ago reviews editor Joel Gregory flew to Tokyo to spend a full day shadowing the man who has repeatedly reinvented stealth action over the past two decades. Now, in his most candid ever interview, Kojima reflects on his entire body of work – and gives some almighty teases regarding life after Metal Gear.

As part of our world exclusive chat and photo shoot, he also gives his open and frank opinions on Metal Gear Solid Rising – the first PlayStation MGS he’s neither written nor directed – and openly discusses his plans for Metal Gear Solid 5 and Project Ogre for the first time.

Most startlingly of all, he explains why he’s spent the last decade trying to kill off his leading man, Solid Snake.

Hideo Kojima feature in Official PlayStation Magazine issue 65

The issue is in the shops from 29 November. If you’re an ipad or iphone user with the Newsstand app, you can have it delivered direct to your device (with a discount on the cover price) on release day by taking out a digital subscription now.

Elsewhere in issue 65 we run down all the juicy details on Grand Theft Auto V, look back on the highs and lows of PlayStation in 2011, and review all the big Christmas hits. To subscribe to the print edition, click here.

We’ll have excerpts from the interview all next week on officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk, so be sure to check in with us from Monday onwards for lots more MGS-related goodness.