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Peace Walker Could Have Been “5”, Says Kojima

January 23, 2010 Written by Kyle P.

Many gamers are getting excited over the newest iteration into the Metal Gear Solid series, Peace Walker. What may disappoint some gamers is that the game is destined only for the PSP. However, with the series legend-Hideo Kojima monitoring every aspect of development, it is shaping up to be one of the must-have titles for the PSP this year. In a recent interview, Kojima discusses the pre-production of the game, and how it could have been Metal Gear Solid 5.

Speaking with the UK Official PlayStation Magazine, Kojima said:

“Since it is on PSP, I did not officially number it. But [with] the game design, story, number of staff and budget-you can say that this is a big project. It would’ve been number 5.

“It’s not a side story or a spin-off. It’s not like Portable Ops or Acid.”

He went on to elaborate on his specific role in development.

“I am deeply involved and this is the next Metal Gear.”

Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker hits Japan March 18th and the United States and England, May 25th and May 27th, respectively.