The Legend, Hideo Kojima, Isn’t Done Yet


Most of have heard that Metal Gear Solid 4 would be Snake’s final mission, and although this may be true, it doesn’t mean the end of the Metal Gear series.

We’ve all, that are interested in the game, known that Ryan Payton has left Kojima Productions to be a part of Microsoft Game Studios. However, we may not all have heard some quotes from interviews he’s had since. Continue reading to see those quotes.


From 1UP:

“There are some misunderstandings that this is the final Metal Gear game. But it's really the final chapter of the Solid Snake story. That's all.” "I'm happy we could wrap up Snake's story in MGS4, because it gets to the point where if we continue on with Metal Gear Solid 5 with more Solid Snake adventures, we'll get to the point where the game has absolutely no basis in reality. I do like the idea that this character has had four or five big missions and then that's when it ended, rather than have 20 missions where there's no chance in hell a secret agent could ever survive. He's had four or five really big missions, and that seems a little more realistic to me."

Also after his departure from Kojima Productions, Payton says the following:

MGS_Solid_Snake_by_Jonneh86"It'll be hard not being involved in MGS5, but I've got the utmost confidence that Hideo Kojima, Ken Imaizumi, and our amazing team will put together another blockbuster game. I'll be cheering from the sidelines."

If you ask me, that pretty much proves that Metal Gear Solid 5 will in fact be a game we will see in the future. And as I said earlier, we’ve only heard that Metal Gear Solid 4 will be “Snake’s” final mission, not the ending of the series.

Metal Gear Solid 3 and Portable Ops go back in the past, allowing you to play as Big Boss, also known as Solid Snake’s father, but there are still some gaps on information that can be clarified by another prequel, Metal Gear Solid 5. Maybe we will hear the news from the man himself, Hideo Kojima, at his keynote at GDC this year.