We know Hideo Kojima was a warrior — a samurai perhaps — but we never expected the legendary developer of the Metal Gear Solid franchise to actually say he’d “leave the industry” if he fails in developing a great game.
This unexpected statement has come on the heels of a potential announcement for Zone of Enders 3. However, with what also is mentioned in the statement, it has us believing ZOE3 may not be what Kojima is talking about.
“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,” he further added.
Taboo or not, the crazy talk of leaving the industry for such a famed individual within the industry should be taboo on its own.