- Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots for the PlayStation 3 (due June 12) is the latest stealth game in a series that has been going strong for the last 20 years.
In an interview with Hideo Kojima
, creator of the series, he was asked if this was the last game in the series and even if he may not be making another one himself, he said he'd produce more spin-off PSP handheld games and hinted that a Metal Gear Solid 5 sequel might be a possibility without him.
Question: Obviously, the first question that's on everyone's mind is: Why exactly did you feel this was the right time to end the Metal Gear Solid series?
Hideo Kojima answers: I was supposed to end this in MGS2, you know, originally (laughs). And then I created MGS3, and I said, 'Okay, this is the final one. It's over.' But people said, 'No... there's still not enough answers (in that game)!' As a game design, the story was almost complete in MGS1, 2 and 3, or so I initially thought.
But of course, there were some questions that weren't answered, especially with some things after MGS2. I didn't decide that this was the timing - there were a lot of voices saying, 'We want the answer to all of the questions!' That's why as a game, and as a saga, MGS4 is the complete...