Hideo Kojima, in a recent interview with Reuters
, speaks about the pressure placed on him and wrapping up the Metal Gear Solid
storyline. Kojima expresses that the pressure to not only sell MGS4
, but to help boost PS3 sales, isn't negative pressure to him. He believes that, thanks to a mixed metaphor by the translator, the pressure helped him "push up the bar" to create a sense of "positive pressure."Kojima
also tells Reuters that MGS
will always be around, noting that he feels a responsibility to fans to keep the series going, though all the plot lines introduced in the MGS series so far will be wrapped up in MGS4
. He says he'll take a different role with the next game and possibly sit in as producer when the "young staff takes control of the new series."