Kojima working on new series of games based on human issues

Wednesday, 6 June 2012 09:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Hideo Kojima has told CVG he’s working on a brand new set of games that focus on human issues, such as the concept of love or raising a family.

It isn’t clear if the new series is related to Project Ogre or something else entirely, though. He did say, however, the issues raised in this new series would be different to those in Metal Gear Solid.

“There are a lot of real world issues I want to address, but the reason I kept making the MGS saga and its sequels is that it allowed me to explore my ideas,” the MGS creator said in an E3 interview.

“But now I’m starting a new series, focusing on new set of issues. It’ll probably be different to what MGS addressed. Of course, I’m turning 50 now, so if I’m going to approach new topics, it might be something more on a human level, like the concept of love, or rearing a family, things of that nature.”

Kojima is working away on Project Ogre, his first fully-fledged game since Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. He noted previously the game would have a taboo subject. Talking with CVG, the subject will be included to tell a story, not take on a pressing issue.

“I’m not going out of my way to tackle a taboo subject. It’s just that to tell the story I want to tell I may have to cross that bridge. I’m not doing it just to tackle an issue.”