Hideo Kojima: 'I don't like being thought of as the Metal Gear guy'
- Posted November 30th, 2012 at 08:23 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 6 Comments
Famed games designer Hideo Kojima has admitted he’s not too keen on being labelled as just ‘the Metal Gear guy.’
Chatting with EGM, Kojima-san said he has yet to show the world what else he is capable of outside of his work on the acclaimed stealth-action franchise.
“I’m often misinterpreted,” he said. “I’ve always said that I want to work on original properties, but Metal Gear offers plenty of benefits.”
"The Fox Engine, for example, took a lot of time and money [to create]; we were only able to develop it because it was intended for the next Metal Gear. In the next game, I'm introducing concepts intended for entirely new intellectual properties using the Metal Gear brand.”
While the Kojima Productions boss can’t quite seem to get away from Metal Gear (after all, he’s said multiple times in the past that the last few games would be his last), he is eager to stretch his wings going forward.
“I'll admit that I hope my future endeavours are thought of as 'works by Hideo Kojima' rather than 'from the creator of Metal Gear,” said Kojima.
“I haven't really shown the world what else I might be capable of yet. This may sound pretentious, but I don't like being thought of as 'the Metal Gear guy.' There's a lot more I can do.”
- 10:00am EST - November 30th, 2012
get over it Hideo, you are the 'Metal Gear guy'.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 10:48am EST - November 30th, 2012
Whats he expect? He created one of the most successful series in video games. He's always going to be known as the MG guy.
- 12:02pm EST - November 30th, 2012
Project Orge, & Zone of the Enders 3 aren't Metal Gear.....this is the only way Kojima.
CloudStrife37 | CloudStrife37
- 12:23pm EST - November 30th, 2012
You want to be more than Metal Gear guy? Create another groundbreaking, market-stealing IP. That's why Miyamoto is the Zelda AND Mario guy xD
- 5:15am EST - December 1st, 2012
come on hideo we know your very good at all the games you touch.
stop hating snake and trying to kill him please!! :)
dark_raven18 | Dark_Raven18
- 2:58pm EST - December 1st, 2012
I'll always think of Kojima as the Metal Gear guy, that's all I have ever known him for since I was a child since Metal Gear is his biggest achievement in gaming. I can see why he doesn't want to be known as that only, but come on I mean it's not a bad thing. Like 4 said on here, just create another awesome ground breaking series to be known for.
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