“I don’t like being thought of as ‘the Metal Gear guy'”- Hideo Kojima
The Metal Gear guy says he doesn’t want to be known as the Metal Gear guy.
Hideo Kojima is a legend in the gaming industry, known to everyone for his excellent Metal Gear franchise and the wonders he has worked with it. But the genius says that he doesn’t always want to be known as ‘the Metal Gear guy’, and that he can do a lot more. He says that the upcoming Ground Zeroes will introduce several features that will be inspiration for new franchises from him.
“I’m often misinterpreted,” Kojima told EGM. “
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.
“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. 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.”
Ground Zeroes is the first time the Metal Gear franchise is going down the “open world” road, so yeah, it does look like the 2013 game will try something other games in the series haven’t attemped.
Stay tuned for more updates.