Kojima needs to say "Die, Snake" to move on from MGS
- Posted April 3rd, 2008 at 06:25 EDT by Michael Harradence
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has said that the only way for him to move on from the popular stealth series is to firmly admit plans to kill off the series main protagonist, Solid Snake.
Speaking to IGN, Kojima commented, "I really don't want to say that this the final game or this is the wrap up," adding, "But if I don't say it, people will make me create MGS again!”
"So I have to say, 'Die, Snake,' and really end it so I can move on to something else!” he admitted.
Even so, Kojima added that the series may continue even without the appearance of the lovable gruff hero, commenting, "Actually, it's a game, so even if Snake dies, the game can live on."
"Maybe it'll be a novel or a comic – I do have some ideas,” he said.
Despite this, he went on record to state that he would not be as heavily involved with the project as with previous instalments, adding, "However, I have to say that I'm not going to do everything if we were to create it. Maybe I'll just produce or maybe design the game and just act on that role, so I won't be the total creator of that series if it happens."
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is due out worldwide exclusively on PlayStation 3 on June 12.