Hideo Kojima doesn’t want to be known as the Metal Gear guy, because he can do a lot more.
He is working on a new IP and some of those concepts can be found in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which was unveiled recently by Konami.
Most of the games he has released and the ones which have receiveds a lot of critical acclaim have been the Metal Gear Solid games, so he will always be known as a Metal Gear guy. It’s something that most people think when they hear his name.
He wants to change it with his new IP though. “I’m often misinterpreted,” he 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.”
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will be released next year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.