Metal Gear producer says it would be "the dream" to work with Hideo Kojima again

by Danny Craig  · 
Metal Gear producer says it would be "the dream" to work with Hideo Kojima again

Almost a decade after Hideo Kojima's dramatic departure from Konami, Noriaki Okamura, the current producer of the Metal Gear franchise, says he would "like nothing better" than to collaborate with the series creator once again.

The details:

  • During a recent livestream (via VGC), Okamura was asked if former Konami Metal Gear staff members, including Kojima, would return to the series in the future. “It’s not my place to answer on behalf of anyone outside the company, or to guess how they might feel about it,” he said. “But just speaking for myself, personally, I’d like nothing better than to work with Mr. Kojima and the rest of the team again. If that could happen, it would be the dream.”

  • Okamura went on to say that many have moved on to "new things and new commitments," but that "many" members of the original Metal Gear Solid 3 development team are working on the game's upcoming remake. He also revealed that Kojima and the game's original developers will be credited, as they were in the MGS Master Collection.

  • Okamura previously served as the producer for several Metal Gear spin-offs, including Metal Gear Acid 2, Portable Ops, and Survive, and directed the original Zone of the Enders, another series created by Kojima.

  • Kojima's fallout with Konami following the release of MGS V was controversial, with the director and his staff allegedly mistreated by the publisher. In late 2015, Kojima revived Kojima Productions as an independent studio, creating Death Stranding alongside many former Metal Gear developers. Despite having no control over the franchise, he has continued to speak about Metal Gear and interact with fans on a regular basis, so there is still hope that he could potentially work on a future entry.

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