Kojima Will Leave Gaming if He Fails Next Project

April 15, 2010Written by Ray Conley

Hideo Kojima’s name should be quite familiar with gamers, as he has been receiving an over-whelming amount of press coverage lately – thanks to his next ambitious project MGS: Peace Walker.  Fans of his work have followed his remarks on his project, as well as his positive outlook for future games.  Although recently, Hideo made quite an alarming comment about his own fate within the gaming industry.

In twitter comment posted via Konami’s account, Hideo made a confusing statement about himself should he fail his next project, which is causing people to decipher his intent.

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

We’re not entirely sure what “next project” he is referring to: whether it be his next MGS title or some other unannounced project.  With the success that he’s had in developing AAA titles, his statement doesn’t exactly seem to add up or make sense.  Perhaps, he may have said it as satire.  However, his brief statement was enough to stir up the gaming community to generate speculation.

Follow the link to view the rough translation of the confusing twitter post (translated via Google).  We will continue to monitor Mr. Kojima, should he decide that clarification is needed.