Kojima envisions a cloud-based Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear series "like a son" to Kojima.

Kojima Productions boss and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima wants to create a connected Metal Gear Solid players can jump into at anytime via the cloud.

“The Metal Gear series is like a son, I’m like it’s foster parent,” he told the latest issue of Dengeki.

“Regarding future challenges: I imagine a Metal Gear Solid you can plunge into, interact and connect with, where you can play anywhere, at anytime via the cloud. Provided that it’s not something that you depend on, I’d want it to be something you enjoy and get amusement out of.”

He added that Cloud and social aspects “absorb those kinds of elements and needs.”

Looking back at the first Metal Gear, which launched back in 1987 for the MSX2, Kojima said had it not been for the game’s appreciation, he and the game industry would no longer be a pair.

“Thinking back on three memories that stand out to me, I remember that if the first Metal Gear wasn’t properly appreciated, I wouldn’t remain in the industry,” he said. “The making of Metal Gear Solid was really different. It became a big hit and after that, my train of thought changed. And I wound up being involved in the promotion of Metal Gear Solid 2.”

Finally, Kojima touched upon the younger generation of gamers, sharing his belief that players do more than pass time playing games.

“For younger people: Games aren’t just for killing time, you can get something from them too. I’m not saying that’s what the Metal Gear Solid series does, but that’s the sort of thing I aim to do. I want young people to play games with that sort of idea, those are the kind of games I want to make.”

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