I was lucky enough to not play that one and to play the MSX versions later.
Geez....I am getting old...My first experience with the MG franchise dates back to the days of the NESAreez
I didn't think he made the first ZOE. It's very unlikely to change even though he is a game designer and helped the stealth genre his focus has always seemed to have been on making games more movie like with Snatcher, Policenauts, ZOE 2, MGS, if you see his twitter account all he usually talks about is movies he is going to see, movies he has seen, and people who make movies that he has met/wants to meet/is with. I just take comfort in the fact that he doesn't act like David Cage.
I have tremendous respect for him as a game designer (MGS1,3 and 4 and both ZOEs boast a lot of great gameplay/game design especially boss design) but his love of lengthy cinemas is getting more and more painful as time goes on