Kojima: Metal Gear Solid 5 Won’t be at E3, NGP Game Not MGS4 Port

May 27, 2011Written by Zak Islam

Kojima Productions recently confirmed that several announcements would be made at a forthcoming Konami event, and speculation, inevitably, turned to Metal Gear Solid related titles. Don’t get your hopes up too high, though, as MGS creator Hideo Kojima has crushed many intriguing rumors.

Kojima took to the Japanese version of the Kojima Productions podcast to answer questions regarding Metal Gear Solid. Firstly, he confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 5 will not be announced at E3, nor did he leave any hint it would. The developer also said that his “dream” Next Generation Portable game will not be a port of Metal Gear Solid 4.

However, all hope for a few exciting announcements regarding Metal Gear Solid is not lost: Kojima replied in the affirmative when asked if he is planning something big for Metal Gear‘s 25th anniversary next year.

Regarding the next MGS game on consoles, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Kojima said no to the following questions:

  • Is Gray Fox the main character in MGS Rising?
  • Will MGS Rising‘s multiplayer be shown?
  • Is MGS Rising‘s release date November 1, 2011?

Hideo Kojima took his thoughts to Twitter a few days ago when he said something he worked on for a year is now meaningless.

Konami’s E3 press conference, meanwhile, commences on Thursday, June 2nd… a week before E3 starts.