Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is going to keep creating Metal Gear Solid titles, Konami has confirmed. Their exact statement: “Hideo Kojima will continue working on Metal Gear Solid games”. Who would’ve guessed?
Additionally, Metal Gear Solid: Rising producer Shigenobu Matsuyama touched on the game’s place in the Metal Gear Solid universe during an E3 round-table discussion in Los Angeles last week. He also mention’s Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid game.
“I’ve been asked a lot, ‘Is this going to be a side-story or spin-off to the Metal Gear Solid series?’, but what I’m positioning is that there will be a Hideo Kojima game that is Metal Gear Solid, but what we are planning as Kojima Productions is have this Raiden Rising as almost as a standard so that there’s an Metal Gear Solid and the Rising going back-and-forth in the future.”
It’s unclear whether he’s talking about a completely new Metal Gear Solid from Kojima or the recently announced Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater for Nintendo 3DS. If anything, a rumor popped up directly after E3 saying that Kojima is to announce a “major PS3 exclusive” at TGS. Looks like only the future will tell.