Metal Gear Solid 5: Isn’t it time for something new from Kojima?

We assumed that the arrival of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the hack-and-slash spin-off to Hideo Kojima’s insanely popular series, signalled the end of the franchise in its usual format; but this week we discovered that Metal Gear Solid 5 is indeed in the making.

We don’t doubt the skill of the team at Kojima Productions to produce another amazing entry in the series, but it does beg the question of this aging franchise and the Japanese team in Tokyo: are we ever going to see Kojima Productions branch out and try something different?


We’d love to see a new IP from Kojima Productions, using that experience and knowledge that it’s gained from the Metal Gear franchise and injecting that into something brand new and innovative, much in the same way it blew everyone away with the first Metal Gear game 25 years ago. And we’re not talking about Zone of the Enders—although we’d love that, too.

To a certain extent, Metal Gear Rising does that with its slice-and-dice mechanic, which enables users to slash at any angle right through people and objects, but it’s all very much still part of the same “Metal Gear-verse.” Isn’t it time for something truly new and unique from a studio that we know has that capability?

Let’s open this up to debate right here. We know there are a lot of you Metal Gear Solid fans out there–we’re here, too–so what are your thoughts? Are you excited about Metal Gear Solid 5? Do you want something new from Kojima?

Comment below and vote in our poll!