Kojima Reflects on MGS4 and Future

It's been over 2 months since the release of the genius work by the video game God known as Hideo Kojima. By now, you've beaten "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" several times, know every crook and cranny, received the coveted Big Boss Emblem (or are working on it at least), marvelled at the beautiful cutscenes, unravelled the story bit by bit, had multiple beauty photoshoots, and have switched to an all-egg diet while humming a familar tune.

Hideo Kojima recently sat down in an interview with Kikizo to discuss everything from his age to Killzone 2 to his possible involvement in the next Metal Gear Solid title. Kikizo notes that the influential developer has stated he wants to stop working on the MGS series after the completion of every game since MGS2. Kojima insists that he still feels that way, even currently, but because of "political, business or technology reasons, there is always a time when I have to return ... when we look ten years into the future, maybe yes, I may well end up spending more time on the Metal Gear series!"

When questioned about his trademark long cutscenes, Kojima had this to say: "In MGS4, yes, I put everything in the cut sequences, which I kind of regret to some extent, because maybe there is a new approach which I should think about." He feels games like Halo and Bioshock, while brilliant in their own ways, "lack a kind of deeper storyline or the expression of the feelings of the characters." He thinks the key is to somehow offer both the freedom of an interactive story and the emotions brought on by FMVs. It looks like we'll definitely be hearing more from the famed video game designer, whether it is another MGS title or something entirely new. For more, the full interview can be read here.

On a related note, Kojima has once again, for the millionth time, confirmed that MGS4 will NOT be released on the Xbox 360, so quit asking already! "I've been doing a lot of interviews and stage shows," said Kojima to Eurogamer. "And half the questions are like: Will MGS4 be coming out on 360 or other formats?" Kojima reiterated to the publication that MGS4 will remain a PS3 exclusive because 1) he believed that MGS's success entwined with PlayStation and 2) MGS4 was optimized for the PS3 and wouldn't be possible with other hardware. There you have it, spread the facts.

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