You have heard it before: all good things eventually come to an end. Eventually, Hideo Kojima will no longer be as involved as he is in the Metal Gear Solid franchise. On more than one occasion he has been quoted as wanting to step away from the franchise and work on other projects. Recently, he commented on his continued desire to leave the franchise in the hands of his co-workers and move on to other things.
“Metal Gear, as a brand, I want this to continue…that said, I charge my staff members, my personnel, to step up to the challenge [of making a game without me] and that has proven to be a bit difficult,” Mr. Kojima explained in a recent interview. “One thing that hasn’t changed is ideally I would want some staff members to take after Metal Gear. [I’d] overlook it as a producer, and dedicate myself to making something different.”
Personally, I think this is a wonderful idea. Not to mention the fact that are some other franchises Mr. Kojima was previously involved in that fans would like to see him make a return to.
Hideo Kojima’s upcoming game, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 next week.