Hideo Kojima will not have direct control over Metal Gear Solid: Rising, but will be ‘preserving the boundary’, only interfering with the production when necessary.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be the first Metal Gear not directly under Hideo Kojima’s control, and is currently looking to break the expectations we have of the series, favouring action over stealth. Hideo Kojima, in an interview with OPM, has said that he’s letting the new team get on with the project.
“This time I’ve been really hands-off, letting it go on its own with the new team…It’s not like I’m giving up complete control. It’s that point in the beginning – the core concept, finding that seed. So the concept came from the staff – they got the idea to use Raiden as the main character and to make it into an action game. Even the story: I try not to read it, because if I do then I’ll want to say something and get sucked back in again!”
The fifth installation in the Metal Gear Solid series was orginally announced back in 2009, and not much has been revealed on it since then besides an awkward presentation of the Kinect involving the Kinect, Raiden and a watermelon.
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