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Hideo Kojima’s Own Ultimatum

July 7, 2010 Written by Andrej Cilkov

Hideo Kojima is consistently named by fans and industry experts alike as being one of the most influential and innovative Video Game Directors and Writers of all time, as well as being on many all time director top ten lists.

Unfortunately the legendary creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise announced via Twitter that if he messes up his next project he will retire from the gaming industry.

Kojima had this to say:

The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo. If I mess up, I’ll probably have to leave the industry.

Many (including myself) would find this a extremely harsh ultimatum, however Kojima won’t be alone in his possible final stand. He then added:

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

Despite many fans speculating that Kojimas next title will be Zone of Enders 3 (oh please let it be), it seems a tad unlikely at this stage. Nevertheless it would be a great shame and loss to the gaming industry as well as the gaming community if such a big influential game creator and director would have to step down.

Whatever his upcoming project may be we here at PlayStation LifeStyle have no doubt in our mind that it will succeed.