Hideo Kojima, the acclaimed director and mind behind the Metal Gear Solid
series had planned to move on to develop new games and projects after the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the The Patriots
on PlayStation 3 earlier this year, but may be forced into taking the directors chair once more according to a recent interview.
Speaking with Kikizo
, Kojima spoke about his relationship with the series and how it had been on-again, off-again over the year. He compared himself directly to Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki saying that:
"It's like when [he] says he is not going to do more [movies], and then always ends up doing [them]. I think I am kind of in a similar situation.
Kojima has been vocal about wanting to move away from the long lived franchise recently, claiming that he has many new ideas and projects he wants to work on, but feels that he will be pulled back to the MGS
games sooner or later for "political, business or technology reasons
However, Kojima was keen to point out that he may not take up the same position as before and is eager to put somebody else in the spotlight.
"I would like to pass on the Metal Gear series to younger staff members, and then go on to produce the title, and not be so attached to it,
" said Kojima.
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