Hideo Kojima, the director of “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes,” recently talked a little bit about the future of the “Metal Gear Solid” franchise. According to a report by Softpedia on Feb. 27, the creator of the series admitted he wants to pass the torch to someone else.
Despite leading the development of the previous mainline installments, Hideo Kojima thinks that the “franchise is difficult to handle.” He went on to praise “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” as a project that “went well.” The spin-off title was initially developed at Kojima Productions by a different director. However, the flashy action game was handed off the Platinum Games. You can find his comments below (courtesy of Softpedia and VG247):
To be honest, I’ve actually wanted to do something similar just to change it. I don’t know if the Metal Gear brand sometimes is a bit heavy to carry. The franchise is difficult to handle. But so far I’ve had no success. Metal Gear Rising, fortunately that was a spin-off so that went well.
Hideo Kojima also revealed that he would like to become a producer for “Metal Gear Solid” so that he can work on other projects. He admitted that the transition has been tough for him, however, using the “Alien” film series as an example. Some screens from “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” can be viewed with the slideshow gallery to the left side of the article. You can also find the rest of the statement from the game director below:
Ideally I would like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise as a producer and dedicate myself to other games. So far that has proven to be a bit difficult. Alien is a very successful example. Unfortunately in our case it’s more like Terminator, that once Cameron steps out of it there was kind of a mess.
For the foreseeable future, Hideo Kojima will be focusing on directing “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” as well as “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.”