Kojima: I Want Metal Gear to Continue After I'm Dead

He keeps farming it off, but people keep screwing it up!

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Kojima: I Want Metal Gear to Continue After I'm Dead
Nobody's truly immortal. Having realised this, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has told an audience of students that he would like to see the franchise continue after his death.

We don't think he was actually asking students at the University of Southern California to pick up the mantle for him (no pressure, guys), but rather explaining that the Tactical Espionage Action series won't be going away anytime soon.

"I just want to say that as long as there are fans who want Metal Gear Solid, as a producer, I will always want to still make them and I want the series to continue," the 48-year-old creative said. "So even after I die, I still would love to have the Metal Gear Solid series continue."

As his focus on Solid Snake waned over the years, fans grew concerned that Kojima was ready to end it all. The franchise, we mean. Ahem. As a matter of fact, he does have a craving for something new, saying that, "as a creator, of course, I want to do something new, and I don't want to be limited to Metal Gear forever, right?

"So of course I have tried in the past. I've tried to hand Metal Gear off to other people within the studio and I've tried to raise people up so they have the ability to take over. And I think since Metal Gear Solid 3, I've tried this and actually did hand it off and have other people come up with the story and come up with the game design.

"But for some reason it just never really works out. And, you know, I end up having to step in again to take charge and kind of fix things here and there and just get sucked back in unfortunately. I also want to take the numbered series, the official canon Metal Gear, and hand that off to someone."

Source: GameTrailers


irritant 10 Oct 2011 12:19
The opening cutscene will probably still be continuing after we are all dead, unless somone presses X to skip.
headcasephil 10 Oct 2011 17:33
@irritant Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start not X we need to go oldschool lol
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