Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is a man of many ideas.
Many of us would be willing to pay good money in order to find out what thoughts are buzzing around in the man’s head.
Thankfully intrusive brain surgery is no longer required to do so, as the legend himself has let slip a few ideas he’s had for a possible Metal Gear Solid 5.
“Metal Gear Solid 4 wrapped up in 2008, and the dev team took post-project time off right after that.
“But, of course, we were in a situation where we had to start planning for MGS5. So I started coming up with several ideas.
“I had several ideas for a game featuring The Boss and the Cobra Unit during the invasion of Normandy. I then handed these plans over to the team so they could take over and make the game.
“I presented my ideas to the team during the summer of 2008. However, simply dropping MGS5 on the younger staff members was a bit heavy and there was resistance to doing it without my involvement.”
Interestingly, Kojima goes on to say Metal Gear Rising came about because of the studio’s unwillingness to work on Metal Gear Solid 5 without his direct involvement.
Rising was a “side story that the team felt more comfortable working with.”
Also here’s a nice video with details about Rising: