Kojima spoke on the completion of the game. “Designing [Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Online] was quite a task, and I’m relieved for the moment,” he said to the crowd. Kojima went on to say that Metal Gear Solid 4 represented the “grand finale” for the 20-year old series, as well as the “final episode of the Solid Snake saga” and “Snake’s final mission.”
For those thinking he is going to make a Metal Gear with a new protagonist, I think that Kojima made it pretty clear that Metal Gear is over. Now let us look forward to Zone of the Enders 3.