Kojima Productions will “probably” make a Metal Gear Solid 5, according to Hideo Kojima. When that is—they have not a clue.
“I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea,” said Kojima, speaking to the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine UK.
“As far as my involvement in the project is concerned, [it] probably won’t be as much as it was with MGS1 – maybe I can do just one stage! For MGS1 I made the maps myself, laid out the enemy routes myself, did everything hands-on – that level I can’t do again.”
Though, as Kojima points out, that approach didn’t work with the series’ last numbered feat, Metal Gear Solid 4.
“I intended to take it to a certain point and then hand it off, but that didn’t work, because it’s hard to convey the concept to other people then have them take the reins and carry on and preserve that vision.”
So Kojima has a different solution.
“That’s why it’s easier to have them come up with everything from the start and then take it to the end.”
The Kojima cover issue of Official PlayStation Magazine is out on November 29. Expect more details/quotes then.