"Ideally, I'd like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise," says Hideo Kojima

Kojima compares his struggle to find a successor to that of the Terminator series post James Cameron

It has been 25 years since Hideo Kojima made his first Metal Gear game and although it has brought him a vast amount of success he would like to step away from the series to make something else.

Unfortunately Kojima-san has not had much success in finding a successor to take on the role of producing the series. His hope is to be able to pass on the torch with the same kind of success that the Alien franchise did when Ridely Scott passed it on to James Cameron.

“At Kojima Productions,” Kojima-san explained, “if our studio were a kitchen and the head chef changes, then it changes the flavour and it changes. The world franchise usually becomes more open, as in Alien.” "Ideally, I'd like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise," says Hideo Kojima

He went on. “To be honest, I’ve actually wanted to do something similar just to change it. I don’t know if the Metal Gear brand sometimes is a bit heavy to carry. The franchise is difficult to handle. But so far I’ve had no success [passing the torch]. Metal Gear Rising [Revengeance], fortunately that was a spin-off so that went well.”

“Ideally I would like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise as a producer and dedicate myself to other games, “ he said. “So far that has proven to be a bit difficult. Alien is a very successful example [of a new director coming in]. Unfortunately in our case it’s more like Terminator, that once Cameron steps out of it there was kind of a mess.”

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is due out next month on PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Thanks Game Informer.

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