It seems that almost every time that a new Metal Gear Solid title releases Kojima says that it is his final one and that there will be no more. It seems that this time he may finally actually mean it.
After today’s inadvertent announcement of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s release date most fans were quite pleased. In the same interview that was uncovered though, it appears that Kojima has ‘put his foot down’ so to speak, and declared that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be his final forray into the Metal Gear Solid universe he has so lovingly created. During the interview he stated the following:
“I was shocked when I heard you say it’s been 27 years since the first one [Metal Gear], I always say ‘this will be my last Metal Gear. But the games in the series that I’ve personally designed and produced—Metal Gear on MSX, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3, 4, and Peace Walker, and now Metal Gear Solid V—are what constitute a single Metal Gear saga. With Metal Gear Solid V, I’m finally closing the loop on that saga. In that sense, this will be the final Metal Gear Solid. Even if the Metal Gear franchise continues, to me, this is the last Metal Gear.”
There you have it. Kojima has straight up stated, it is the last ‘Metal Gear‘. It sort of makes sense since he is going to be pushing towards Silent Hills now and hopefully a new Zone Of The Enders game. Kojima will always have his plate full.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 1st 2015.