Kojima discusses future of Metal Gear franchise

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has said he’d like to make a new game in the series with The Boss as the central protagonist (The Boss being the mentor to Solid Snake’s father).

At his PAX Prime presentation the developer was asked if he’d like to make other spin-offs about characters other than Raiden, to which he responded, “I’m not a huge fan of spin-offs, so it’s hard to say at this point,” but added, “We’ve talked previously about a game featuring The Boss as a main character. This is something I’d really love to make.”

The comment got a big response from the audience, and it would indeed be daring for a game to use a middle-aged woman as their central protagonist. The Boss has been said to be one of the strongest female characters in video game history, so it would be great for her to get her own leading role.

Kojima also discussed the Platinum Games’ spin-off, saying he may want to turn it into a full series. “If it works out well, I really would like to work with Platinum games on a sequel,” he said.

Kojima also discussed the game’s wordy title.

“As far as the Rising part of the title goes, that’s really about rising up the character of Raiden,” who was initially met with contempt in Metal Gear Solid 2 for not being Solid Snake. He also noted that it “has that samurai feel to it.”

“As far as Revengeance is concerned this is kind of the an internal thing, but at one point Rising kind of fall apart and we had to start all over from scratch. So it was kind of our goal to make it something like ‘try again’ get vengeance, get our revenge on the old project.”

Kojima also mentioned that the Fox Engine could be used for a Silent Hill game in the future. “Once it’s out there I’m sure there are other Konami studios that make games as well that could potentially use it. So maybe we’ll see it used for Silent Hill,” he said.

Kojima also threw out his Metal Gear movie wishlist, including Nolan and Tarantino as directors, and Affleck, Jackman and Hardy as possible leads.

Source: Eurogamer

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