Kojima wants to look beyond Metal Gear

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima says that he wants to be remembered for more than just the iconic series; reveals upcoming Metal Gear games will introduce concepts intended for new intellectual properties.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has revealed that upcoming entries in the gaming franchise will introduce concepts intended to hint at a new wave of intellectual properties utilising the Metal Gear brand.

Speaking to EGM, Kojima said that he wants to be remembered for doing a lot more than just creating the iconic series.

"I'll admit that I hope my future endeavours are thought of as 'works by Hideo Kojima' rather than 'from the creator of Metal Gear'," he told the publication. "I haven't really shown the world what else I might be capable of yet. This may sound pretentious, but I don’t like being thought of as the Metal Gear guy. There's a lot more I can do."

In the interview, Kojima also spoke about the influence of games such as Grand Theft Auto III, a title which he said "opened" his eyes.

Kojima did not confirm whether the statement outlining the introduction of new concepts in upcoming Metal Gear games was in reference to Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes or future titles in the franchise.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes was officially unveiled earlier this year. Kojima later revealed that the game would include Peace Walker's Mother Base mechanic, as well as a day/night cycle.

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Vintendo33189
Vintendo33189

I'm sure the next Zone of the Enders game is going to be dope, i can imagine him pouring his heart and soul into over the top, amazing mech-suit battles. And the fact that it'l come out on next-gen consoles, it's going to be pretty pretty.

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

Make a mature themed version of Bambi set in a dark dystopian future where the forests are almost completely wiped out by technology and the animals have no where to go.

killip
killip

I'm sick of him saying he is going to move on. He was saying this shit before making MGS2, we're now a handful of games further with the MGS series, and still counting.

 

I personally think he's afraid to leave the comfort zone and do something completely different. Understandable considering the bar he has set. I'm just sick of hearing him saying how he wants to move on over a decade from him saying this stuff.

bjornborgue
bjornborgue

I loathe him. He was the spark of a masterpiece which came to be due to outside influence (read: his superiors) and when given free rein, he ran it to the ground. Kojima is very impressionable. That's the best adjective I can call him. George Lucas got nothing on this man.

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

I much rather have  ZOE3 then another mgs

rynmls
rynmls

kojima-san  looking forward to all of it...

Norrie91
Norrie91

Oh look its this AGAIN. Didn't he say this after MGS4 5 years ago? Yeah as awesome as Kojima is he CAN'T think beyond Metal Gear. Is so obvious at this point with 2-3 new games out Next Year plus MGS5 on the way at some point aswell.

loopy_101
loopy_101

Each time Kojima says this, another Metal Gear is announced.

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Well, if anyone could pull it off...

Shadowsnake
Shadowsnake

I understand Kojima wants to be known for something else besides the MGS series however the only way that would ever happen is if he managed out do himself in something that wasn't MGS. You've painted yourself into a corner Kojima and now you want to change the color. I say stick with what you know

boosey36
boosey36

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow < top game

zoe < top game

Boktai < top game

 

he has worked on alot of other top rate games fair enough none with the popularness or MGS... but still all in there own way top rated games even by critics...

 

if only other companys put as much time and effort into there games......

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

He always says this and then he goes back to making another Metal Gear game.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

Yaeh yeah Kojima we heard you.

 

You've been saying this since MGS2. In the end, you ALWAYS come back to Metal Gear.

 

And sorry Kojima, but Metal Gear was your hit game. You will ALWAYS be remembered for Metal Gear, and I highly doubt you can outmatch your own creation in terms of popularity and quality.

 

You have created a monster franchise. Don't be surprised when it starts smashing all your other dreams.

 

But hey, ZoE3 is on the way, right? Let's see how good you still are outside Espionage.

Borrizee
Borrizee

Go...go where you're never gone before. Think what you never thought before. Make something happen that wasn't meant to happen.

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

Id like him to step away from metal gear. the universe is expanding more and more with each game, and it seems harder for him to put down, meanwhile Im not noticing anything noteworthy in keeping it on life support. More mechanics, more new ai things, and more story about war and soldiers and cyber implants. I hate to sound cruel to Kojima, but after playing revengence demo, and I am aware he did not create that game, my interest in the metal gear universe is now nill. Lets not forget im still waiting for a ZOE 3 from his studio.

 

But what I want, is for him to take a risk, do something completely new. Put a body of work to his name rather than a single franchise, and I think he can do it if he really honestly puts priority on it. I mean he is Hideo Freaking Kojima, one of the biggest names in the industry! Take a risk! I want to see what else you can do!

BeateDrabing
BeateDrabing

Wonder how many things he'll try before he comes back to MG. Love the pose. You wouldnt know the dude makes video games the way he looks all important there. You'd think he was a noble scientist or something.

Mik_b
Mik_b

As much as i love MSG, I'd like Kojima to please just take a giant leap of faith and bring something new to the table. If it doesn't work out you can always go back. He's brilliant at what he does I would just like to see what else he can do.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Sounds like he's going to screw around with the next few MGS's because people will buy them no matter what, and then see which ideas he can make use of... Seems a bit of a naff way to go about making something new.

uncle5555
uncle5555

Then what's stopping him.(been saying he needs to get away from Metal Gear for years now, especially after MGS 4 was done)

 

He created Snatcher, Policenauts and Boktai after or while working on Metal Gear during his career.  He let fans and Konami execs make his creative decisions.  I'd hope after Ground Zeroes we get a new Kojima game.

Cryptic_Shadow
Cryptic_Shadow

I would like to try out his non-MGS open world game and the new FOX engine.  He is considered by many to be an amazing director and developer.  He is very accomplished.

Keep up the good work, Kojima san.

fredwv
fredwv

the mug shot of him is just badass.

wgerardi
wgerardi

I thought you were going to save Silent Hill! Please Kojima! And make Tom Hullette hari-kari himself.... just had an awesome idea actually. They should have an FMV movie before the next Silent Hill game if Kojima creates it, and it will be of the old team doing what is honorable and killing themselves on camera for all Silent Hill fans to see. Kojima circling them and encouraging their demise. aaaahhh one can only dream <3

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

As much as I love MGS series to death, I would love to see Kojima conjure up a new cinematic thriller from everything he learned and experienced from MGS series.

darkscape
darkscape

I commend him for thinking out of the box and attempting to do something different. But until you actually start a project like this please keep your mouth shut and let your actions speak instead of your words. We heard this one before.

tgwolf
tgwolf

...He's saying this because he wants to make something other than Metal Gear games...?? No, much more likely he will simply clone yet another and tweak it a bit to make another and arguably-different hit game...

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

forget the sequels, just make a new IP

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Bring back the 2-D classics! Contra, Cybernator, Rush N' Attack, Gradius, Crime Fighters, etc. Would love to see a 4-player Wii U Crime Fighters. Would love to see a new Cybernator and especially Contra.

 

Nezard
Nezard

How about making ZoE3 Mr. Kojima? it's the most awesome mech game ever, why not make a third installment?

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Here's an idea Mr. Kojima. How about finally making a proper sequel to Axelay? You know..that brilliant SNES game where at the end of the game it said, "See you in Axelay 2". Well, we are still waiting. :/

Kickable
Kickable

awesome games, but I look at the contemplative emo picture of him here and read the boohoo story and it's hard to take seriously.  shut up and port Guns of the Patriots to PC you silly goose.

swavo13
swavo13

Considering he's already known in the stealth genre maybe he should work on a new dishonored?

jack_is_cool
jack_is_cool

Kojima should turn his gaze to Suikoden - a franchise at Kojima and rich in possibility. It's perfectly suited to someone with his ambition and is in desperate need of saving.

staranise
staranise

*reads headline

 

OKAYyyy but first....FOR PETE`s SAKE~~~~

 

PORT THOSE METAL GEAR GAMES TO PC!

 

...then we`ll talk about "new" endeavors other things you want to be remembered by

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I am confused. Is Kojima looking beyond Metal Gear or beyond stealth action games?

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

He said that years ago after MGS4 and now hes made 3 more MGS's lol got to love Kojima though, a real visionary thinker and innovator. 

hangman000
hangman000

 @boosey36 I just got a fucking insane thought! What if ............. Mr.Kojima joined Activision!

wgerardi
wgerardi

 @darkscape You do know this is one of the most, if not the most influential person in gaming, right?

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

@darkscape damn bro. Pretty harsh... What have you done for the gaming world? I mean I know you can critize good. Was just interview with hideo kojima and what he would like to accomplish with his gaming career. Man Im telling ya half the comments that I read now days from gamers are fuckin pathetic. Darkspore among many others are able too hide behind a keyboard and post comments that insult for no reason... People that post comments as such are your typical angry butthurt kids that would get pummeled in real life for talkin shit face to face.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

 @darkscape This is Hideo Kojima, he as nothing to prove. Your saying as if this guy doesn't deliver.