Pressurized: Hideo Kojima on continuing Metal Gear series
Oh, he's feeling the pressure alright. Hideo Kojima, creator of the famed Metal Gear series, is admitting that he does feel the intense pressure from people for him to continue with it, even when Solid Snake has already been technically retired in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots .
In an interview with Develop Mag, Kojima states that if he quits Konami, then maybe the pressure will be a bit off. "But since Konami handles the business side of our operations, yeah, there's definitely a demand to continue a series as successful as Metal Gear."
He also waxed existentialist as he answered a question on whether he would want to work on smaller projects after the massive MG series. "Personally, I would love to work on a smaller project. But, thinking about the time I have left to survive, I'd rather spend that time working on bigger projects."
Isn't he concerned that big risks come along with big ideas? "We have to think that the industry that we're in is a hit industry. You've got to love the risk."
It's no wonder then that Kojima is the successful artist that he is now. And in line with that, you can just very well expect that his next project is a really big one.
The interview also talked about how Kojima won the West over. To read the full interview, just follow the source link below.