Hideo Kojima Looking to End Career? - The UpStream

Hideo Kojima Looking to End Career?

posted Sunday Apr 18, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Hideo Kojima Looking to End Career?

Hideo Kojima is one of the truly legendary game creators. He is best known, of course, for Metal Gear, which is one of the top selling series of all time. Recently his Twitter feed has been getting a little weird, though, and he recently suggested his next game could be his last.

The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo. If I mess up, I'll probably have to leave the industry. 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.

I still do not have the details embedded, but everything is running simultaneously in my head. The title, game design, story, characters, setting, mechs, casting, direction of the graphics, sound, beginning and ending, and key story sequences. It all molds together naturally in my head.

All this talk of "taboo" and "mech" makes me think of the Hentai Cafe at Florida's SuperCon, but that probably isn't what we're talking about. What exactly are we talking about? Who knows. All we can guarantee at this point is the inevitability of a countdown clock.


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