Media Molecule was “worried” Kojima wouldn’t like LBP’s Metal Gear content

Thursday, 10th September 2009 09:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Media Molecule boss Mark Healy was worried the firm’s take on Metal Gear Solid for LittleBigPlanet wasn’t going to sit well with Kojima Productions, the developer’s admitted to VG247.

“We were slightly worried that our first attempts weren’t going to go down too well,” he said.

“We see Metal Gear Solid as quite serious, a hardcore, intense thing. Obviously, what we did was quite cute, almost satirical. But they loved it. They’ve got a great sense of humour and they really embraced it.”

Phew. Fellow MM mega-chief Kareem Ettouney added that the collaboration in general was glitch-free.

“It was really great,” he said. “We met Mr Kojima in America, and he was telling us how excited he was, how much he liked the results.

“We got a lot of support from the Metal Gear Solid team – beautiful assets. Everyone was really excited. It was a very smooth example of collaboration which celebrated the two brands and retained the identity of the two.”

Kareem and Mark were speaking to us at Develop in Brighton earlier this year. You can watch the full interview here.



  1. Michael O'Connor

    I just wish they’d bring out another one. The game has been out forever and we’ve only had one level pack.

    Still, brilliant game.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Suikoden Fan

    yeah i want more level packs, another mgs would be great.

    btw have they released sephiroth’s costume yet?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    No they havnt released the Sephiroth costume yet which has lead some people to believe that its being held back for a Final Fantasy level pack. What ever the case there needs to be more of these.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Redh3lix

    Complete nubbin I am, I didn’t realise the LBP MGS content I’d purchased came with MGS levels. They’re awesome! Agree, would love to see more level packs.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gamoc

    Nobody with a soul could possibly dislike the MGS pack.

    Now, more packs please. PLEASE.

    #5 5 years ago

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