Kojima will “leave industry” if he fails

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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.


Readers Comments (8)

  1. VofEscaflowne April 15, 2010 @ 09:04

    Suda51? Weren’t they rumored to be working on a project together? That would certainly be an interesting combination, one I’d definitely would not want to see fail.

  2. 47 going on 13?

    You win some and you lose some, fucking baby.

  3. There are some great developers out there who screw up occasionally. Almost every dev has at least one game that wasn’t so great.

  4. Moocows111111 April 15, 2010 @ 16:06

    Kojima is probably going to do something, not most other games has done before, similar to Heavy Rain. I guess if his idea won’t come, he’d leave. Kojima is one of the best developers, ever his view on cinematic and storyline plots changed the entire video game industry, it would really suck if he had to leave.

  5. TABOO?: If he makes Snake appear on 360 then that is taboo.

    If he makes another Raiden game, then yes, he should stop. If he makes a tactical MGS game, then yes, he should stop. Metal Gear isn’t about giant mechs walking around. It’s more human than that. If he loses touch with reality, that’s the day he should quit making games.

  6. Dave-The-Rave April 15, 2010 @ 17:41

    Its a good thing the man is flawless then isn’t it..lol.

  7. dood so long as kojima doesnt totally screw everything up….but another note on the taboo thing….wouldnt it just be hilarious if the taboo turned out to be an “adult game”? lol

    he might pull a(nother) fast one on us!

  8. The followong Hideo Kojima has will probaly prevent him from failing but from the sounds of this statement he is doing something new like a new ip or old title he hasnt touched in a while. If this game does bad he always has mgs 😉

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