Kojima open to more Metal Gear spin-offs
Series creator Hideo Kojima says he could entrust franchise to outside developers for spin-offs, but not core titles.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is open to the idea of more series spin-offs. Speaking to IGN, the industry veteran explained that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (developed by Platinum Games) was a success, and more series offshoots are possible.
"Initially we thought this spin-off with Metal Gear Rising was kind of an exception; it was a new thing for us," Kojima said. "But that said, it went remarkably well, and working with Platinum Games we were able to achieve a sort of synergy where the final product was greater than the sum of its parts."
Asked if he would allow a Western developer to work on the Metal Gear series, Kojima said it all comes down to whether or not the partner is the right fit, regardless of region.
"You know, honestly it's not a matter of choosing a developer in Japan or in the West. It's not even an East versus West kind of thing," he said. "It's just finding somebody who can really understand the world and setting of Metal Gear. … You need to choose somebody who would understand the subtle nuances of the cultural aspects of the franchise. If we could find somebody who could understand that, who could handle it well, then that's definitely a possibility."
Though Kojima is open-minded about future spin-offs with external studios, he made it clear that core entries in the Metal Gear series will never be farmed out.
"Numbered titles in the series will always be created by myself or at least created at Kojima Productions," Kojima said.
For more on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, check out GameSpot's review.
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