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The upcoming issue of PlayStation Magazine features Hideo Kojima on the cover and includes an interview with the Metal Gear mastermind as he discusses the iconic series and future projects. The magazine has been releasing little snippets from the interview over the last few days, and Kojima covers a number of projects.
Kojima has been hinting at something called Project Ogre and said, "I can’t really say too much about that project yet, but it’s a very subdued experience. It’s a little bit different to what I’ve done up until now. On the surface it will look similar, but once you get into it, it will be a different experience – and I’m hoping people look forward to that." He goes on to explain that we won't see Project Ogre for quite awhile, as he is busy with projects like Metal Gear Rising, and hopes to produce other games before offering more about Project Ogre.
And on the topic of Metal Gear Rising Kojima said, "If somebody thinks ‘I love Snake’ and just really wants traditional stealth gameplay and that experience, then it may be hard to get into Rising, but for people who are more open and willing to try new things, it shouldn’t be a problem. Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 4 was received very well, and I wanted to keep going with that direction in Rising. The people who liked him in 4 will like him in this, but it’s a personal preference." I don't think anyone had an expectation of Rising being a stealth game, but with Metal Gear in the title of the game, fans will certainly have pre-conceptions.
We thought that the interview also confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5, but that was later retracted. He does talk about the Metal Gear series though, saying that he wanted to kill Snake at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4. Kojima said, “In Guns Of The Patriots, he was supposed to die. Everyone on the staff really wanted to keep him alive, so I caved a little. I’m a creator at heart, but at the same time I also have to manage the business aspect of it, figure out how to sell the game. I’m still trying to find that balance – it’s very delicate. How do you put in enough to make sure it sells, while remaining true to your vision?”
The full interview will be on the shelves on November 29, and we should see some more about Metal Gear Rising at the upcoming Spike Video Game Awards.
[via PlayStation Magazine]
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I trust you Kojima. Whatever direction you decide to take with the Metal Gear Solid franchise will be 100% backed by me, and hopefully by the rest of your fanbase.
Metal gear rising is at the top of my list for the games I'm anticipating the most...
Maybe Rising will be the first Metal Gear I actually enjoy. For some reason I've never really enjoyed any of the Metal Games, but was interested in Metal Gear Rising.
I have high expectations for rising, and I trust Kojima he is a great developer and storyteller,
He is the sole reason I will be watching VGA, the Spike Video Game Awards are a joke. Especially after giving Megan Fox an award for Voice Acting.
I can't wait for MG:Rising, im really open when it comes to games and im always willing to try something new that would give a new point of veiw and more back story to a franchise i love. Btw Kojima please don't kill snake SNAKEE!!!
mgs rising is taking too long. i mean, not enough gameplays or trailers, just 2 or 3 things he has showed. Mgs5 must be snake again. mgs only runs if snake or raiden are the playable characters.(hurry up hideo kojima)