Metal Gear Solid 5: “We’ll have to make it” says Hideo Kojima


Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK in an exclusive interview, Hideo Kojima has been talking about MGS 5. As well as his plans for the sequel and the MGS world in general he also talks to the magazine about the previous games and the mysterious Project Ogre. Here’s a teaser of what Koj has to say about the next Metal Gear Solid…

When asked about the sequel to MGS 4 the series’ creator replied “I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea”. Once again, though, Kojima is downplaying his involvement. “As far as my involvement in the project is concerned, [it] probably won’t be as much as it was with MGS1 – maybe I can do just one stage! For MGS1 I made the maps myself, laid out the enemy routes myself, did everything hands-on – that level I can’t do again.”

But that approach hasn’t worked before as he points out when talking about MGS4. “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.” His solution then is to not get involved at all. “That’s why it’s easier to have them come up with everything from the start and then take it to the end”.


You can also find out why Hideo Kojima is still in control of Metal Gear Rising,  why he wanted to kill Snake in every Metal Gear game and why Rising might not be what Metal Gear Solid fans want.


The Kojima issue is out on the 29th of November and subs issues should be going out next week. You can now get Official PlayStation Magazine UK on Apple Newsstand, either as a single issue or through a 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions available. You can also get Official PlayStation Magazine UK on Zinio as well, so you are full covered for all your digital reading needs. And the paper edition’s also available in the shops and through a number of subscription offers.