NEWS - Friday, April 16, 2010

Kojima May Leave Gaming For Good

Hideo Kojima does not shy away from touching on controversial topics in his games -- let’s not forget the background story of Otacon’s semi-incestuous relationship with his stepmom in Metal Gear Solid 2, even if we want to. But judging by some new Kojima tweets, that’ll be nothing compared to what his next game covers.
"The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo. If I mess up, I’ll probably have to leave the industry," Kojima wrote on his Twitter account (via Andriasang) about his mysterious new game. "However, I don’t want to pass by avoiding that. I turn 47 this year. It’s been 24 years since I started making games. Today, I got an ally who would happily support me in that risk. Although it’s just one person. For a start, it’s good."

So truth be told, we kind of have no idea what he’s talking about. But whatever controversial topic Kojima’s next game will cover, it seems to be coming along nicely -- he also tweeted earlier this week that all the elements "fit together naturally in my head," including "the title, game design story, characters, configuration, settings, the mechs, casting, the way the graphics will look, sound, beginning and ending, the important dramatic sequences."

And as for having to leave the industry if he fails, don’t necessarily take the comment at face value -- this is the man who promised to stop making Metal Gear Solid games about three Metal Gear Solid games ago, after all.



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