Kojima Productions staffing for 'Next Generation Metal Gear Solid'

New Japanese-language job listings indicate Konami is moving forward with a new installment in iconic action adventure franchise.

In July, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima said as part of an interview with Enterbrain CEO Hirokazu Hamamura that he had two choices for his next project: make Metal Gear Solid 5 or make an original game. It appears as if the famed designer's fate has been determined, as Andria Sang reports today that Kojima Productions has begun seeking "Next Generation Metal Gear Solid Series Production Staff."

It remains to be seen who the star will be of Kojima's "Next Generation Metal Gear Solid."

According to Andria Sang's translation of the job listings, Kojima Productions is seeking planners, programmers, and CG designers for the project. Planners being synonymous with designers, the Konami subsidiary is looking for level creators and scripters for the project. The CG descriptions, according to the translation, seek employees familiar with concept art, 3D character modeling, 3D stage modeling, 3D character motion design, event scene production, effect production, and interface design.

As for programmers, Kojima Productions is staffing up on those with experience in graphics, networks, plug-ins, audio, and game characters. The programming listings also seek those with experience working on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. A network job req also indicates that the Metal Gear Solid title will have an online component.

Considering the breadth of job openings for the project, it seems likely that the listings are for an all-new Metal Gear project. However, it is worth noting that Kojima Productions could be staffing up for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, which was first announced for the Xbox 360 at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo and later confirmed for the PS3 and PC. Further, an image associated with the listings shows the faces of Rising star Raiden, as well as series protagonist Solid Snake.

For more on Metal Gear Solid: Rising, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Boyszone
Boyszone

Snake didnt die in MGS4 and maybe the Sequest will continue Seeing Raiden cutting cars and Buidlings makes it Sick , Hope MGS5 will be for Snake and Raiden somehow part of it

AussieDCO
AussieDCO

I can tell you from the horses mouth that it looks like there will be no Roy Campbell or Snake in Metal Gear Rising. I attended a comic convention in Australia and asked Paul Eiding if was going to be in rising and he said to me that neither he nor David Hayter have been contacted about being in the game.

wedran123
wedran123

Im hoping they make mgs5 and all that comes after it on the PC....i know you can get the first 2 MGS games on the pc....but i just cant play them with the weird controls

DarkBox360
DarkBox360

I had no idea who Snake was until Super Smash Bros Brawl. But now i'm hooked on the series, too bad i don't have a PS3. Only got to play MGS 2 and 3. Eager to have the series of the xbox.

Grimcicle
Grimcicle

I'm all for more games in the Metal Gear universe, but I DON'T want Metal Gear Solid 5. MGS4 gave us a succinct sense of closure for the series, and I'd hate to see that cheapened by a cash-grab continuation.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

What about HD remakes of MGS1 and 2 on PSN at least, and if possible for our friends who like Microsoft, XBOX Live?

yosuke_hitomi
yosuke_hitomi

so.. no more exclusivity right?thats nice so they hire a lots of new people ? does Konami runs out of designer,editor, ?

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Either do a remake of Metal Gear 1-2 or do a game on "The Boss".

GravityDs
GravityDs

Metal Gear Solid: Regurgitation

ToastRider11
ToastRider11

I hope they do make a Metal Gear Solid 5, and release it on both Xbox 360 and PS3.

Rekunta
Rekunta

Are they going to hire an editor, so I can spend the majority of my time playing the game instead of watching it?

biokrysty
biokrysty

It will be nice to have a mgs game on pc

biokrysty
biokrysty

It will be nice to have a mgs game on pc

shkar
shkar

One thing for sure here = Snake is no more,,,,he's dead by now,,,unless by any chance Dr Naomi or anyone has discovered means of stoping his rapid aging process......So whatever story he wants to come up with it's not snake bound .....

X-RS
X-RS

well not surprised. seriously, Z!O!E!3!

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

Kojim games take a while to develop and they are looking for staff now? It makes me think we are not seeing this new game for a while at least its the Raiden game... Also, Id like to see the day that Kojima comes up with something else (I only know ZotE or MGS that he did)

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

It would have been better if he just bothered to make an original game, Something new and exciting would be much better than another sequel (even though they are good sequels), I want to see Kojima stretch his creative muscle.

gladin09
gladin09

No matter what it is, for me it is a must buy I love metal gear games to bits.

m_bd89
m_bd89

I'm so disappointed, I was really hoping Hideo Kojima would start a new franchise, but part of me knew it wasn't going to happen. Modern gamers tend to not raise the bar for developpers, and just go for the same old stuff. The result being now there are two metal gear games in the making at the same damn time and we haven't seen a new major franchise from Kojima since Zone of the enders and that was 9 years ago..

macronia
macronia

MGS 5 on PC !!! it will be awesome

Petch1984
Petch1984

Metal Gear Solid 5 is inevitable. The closure of the 4 can only help 5 in my opinion - Kojima has more breathing space now.

FinalDuo1886
FinalDuo1886

If they do make another MGS, it has to be Raiden as the new main hero, and that's it. Snake will always be MGS for me, but bringing him back or any alteration of him after MGS4, would be stupid. MGS4 ended the series perfectly, which Is why I'm also 50-50 on a new MGS. I'm also starting too think that Kojima is milking the MGS franchise a bit much now.

Anoush13
Anoush13

Part of me wants me to play more Metal Gear Solid games, but another part of me wants the series to stay at rest. I don't know :?

ffviiifreak
ffviiifreak

The only response I have to this article is that I haven't even played MGS4 or Peace Walker yet. Don't get me wrong I have both just haven't played them yet same with the Acid series.

cainetao11
cainetao11

@LiqMD so Ciphas is right, and get's an apology but I don't? Of course it isn't that serious

cainetao11
cainetao11

@Ciphas well done. I knew it wasn't Solid Snake because when he got the Solid Eye, he already had grey hair every where.

lexluis
lexluis

I don't think is going to be a remake, they will somehow pull a new story after the events of MGS4 and we will like it

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

There is mention of an image containing Raiden and Solid Snake - yet the only image I can see is one with Raiden and Big Boss. Solid Snake is no where to be seen. There are a number of possibilities as to what this could be about: - To help finish MG Rising. - To work on a new Big Boss game. - To remake MG and MG2 in 3D. None of them contain "Old" Snake (Rising might, but he won't be playable). Personally, I don't see what else they can do with Big Boss, doesn't Peace Walker lead into the original MG in Zanzibar - which would be a Solid Snake game, and would be way more interesting to play as in my opinion.

skunkpants
skunkpants

@andalore I agree, I don't want to play Old Snake again, I think it was a brilliant way they ended the series with MGS4.

Visa004
Visa004

Make a Metal Gear that lets you play as the characters from AC!D, Portable OPS, Peace Walker and all the MG spinoffs.

meathead86
meathead86

it sucks to hear that kojima is not making a new game does he have no fresh ideas in that head of his

andalore
andalore

I kinda wanna play a game with a new Snake, maybe one that doesn't realise he's a clone, maybe in a crowded urban setting like the Last Splinter Cell game was going to be like before they changed it. But just as long as it isn't Old Snake again I'll be happy.

lucfonzy
lucfonzy

"as well as series protagonist Solid Snake" uuh... isn't that a picture of Big Boss...? He's wearing camo and has an eye patch, I'm pretty sure that is NOT Solid Snake. Another Metal Gear Big Boss game?

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

i dont wanna play as snake again unless they found a way to cure an make him young again, plaese find a way to make him young again! mgs5 young snake ftw!

luffy11234
luffy11234

I swear if they don't make a ZOE 3 im going to go crazy

KnightsBlazing
KnightsBlazing

Im a major fan of MGS but PLEASE MAKE A NEW ZONE OF THE ENDERS INSTEAD A remake of Metal Gear 1,2 would be pretty epic since most of todays youth and such have never had a chance to play em

Darkman2007
Darkman2007

As great as Metal Gear is, I would have liked either an original game, or a new edition to one of his more neglected series, another Snatcher would be nice, as would another Policenauts game , even some sort of spiritual sequel would be good.

caossbr
caossbr

keep up with MGS games! if things got after msg4 will be pretty impressive.looking forward to see rising.every mgs game is a great game.

snake3rules
snake3rules

i just hope it doesnt take 5 more years, feels like MGS4 came out eons ago, and im already eagerly awaiting the next one.

ash162
ash162

Even though MGS4 was a great and believable ending I would love another MGS game. There are just so many characters in it and with Hideo at the helm the story is bound to be epic. This is one series which never disappoints so bring it ON!!

tonitorsi
tonitorsi

Bring it forth Godjima. Blow us away with your next masterpiece.

Highwind4
Highwind4

I think they should remake Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. but if there is not enough storyline for each, just make both into one big game

DKant
DKant

PC? Yay! Although I _should_ have a console by then

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

@Foxrock66 I've only played the remake on GCN and Grey Fox made the game in that one, so I have to agree 100%.

foxrock66
foxrock66

I just want more of Grey Fox

DillTurnips
DillTurnips

@Kevz0 but you do have to agree that it would be pretty cool to see what this franchise would be like if taken in a new direction...i think Rising looks awesome, but i KNOW it wont be as good as MGS4...