Kojima: No Involvement in Konami's Metal Gear Survive Game
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game developer Hideo Kojima, the former series director of the Metal Gear Solid series, stated during Tokyo Game Show on Sunday that he is not involved in the development of Konami's Metal Gear Survive game. The official Kojima Productions Twitter account clarified his and Metal Gear Solid character and mechanical designer Koji Shinkawa's thoughts:
Kojima: That's incorrect. I have no involvement at all, and don't know anything about it. This is purely my personal opinion, but to me, Metal Gear Solid is espionage and political fiction. I don't think zombies would appear in that kind of world.
Shinkawa: I've never heard anything about the game from [Kojima]. To me, Metal Gear is bipedal war machines, but they won't be in this game, right?
Metal Gear Survive will be a four-player stealth co-op game slated for 2017 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The game's story is set after Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and follows members of Militaires Sans Frontières who are transported to an alternate universe where they must battle a biological threat. Konami calls the game "a new addition to the Metal Gear Solid V experience."
Metal Gear Survive is the first Metal Gear console game to be announced since series creator Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami. The rights to the Metal Gear Solid name remain with Konami, and Konami began hiring staff for a new Metal Gear title in December.
Konami's KPE is also developing a pachi-slot (pachinko/slot) game titled Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater.
Kojima's last Metal Gear title with Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, shipped for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in September 2015. Konami sold more than six million copies of the game.