Monday, March 23, 2015

What is Metal Gear without Kojima

There have been lots of rumors and such concerning the fate of the Metal Gear Solid Series and Hideo Kojima’s role in it all.

For those of you who don’t know who Kojima is, think of him as the father of the highly successful Metal Gear series. He is the creator, director and writer of Metal Gear even though he was originally employed at Konami.

So the latest rumors all indicate a split between Konami and Kojima for unknown reasons. This leaves fans of the MGS series wondering what the fate of the game and series will be, including the up and coming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

So far Konami stated that MGS V will be released as planned in September of 2015 and Kojima will still play a major role in its creation and release. BUT just the way both Konami and Kojima released their respective, statements sounds to me like after the release of MGS V they plan on splitting up and going their own separate ways.

This is all well and good but leaves a daunting question in the minds of the fans: what is the future of MGS after MGS V?

Well according to Konami they plan to release more Metal Gear games AFTER the Phantom Pain, the catch is I don’t think Kojima will play a part in these new releases.

This will be somewhat interesting in my opinion as, what is metal gear solid without Kojima ? What new direction will Konami take the series in, and what about the original timeline and continuity?

I have a feeling Konami might just make all further games fresh and unrelated, but this is just my opinion. I also don’t know how well that will sit with the fans of the franchise as almost every Metal Gear game released to date was very well received.

Kojima claims The Phantom Pain will be his greatest game yet, so I guess I am just going to have to go out and buy it when it is released especially if it is the last Metal Gear Solid that Kojima works on. 



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