Kojima confirms he will not make Metal Gear Solid games for eternity

Tuesday, 10th December 2013 17:27 GMT By Phil Owen

Confirming long-held suspicions that Hideo Kojima will not live forever while continuing to make Metal Gear games in perpetuity until humankind becomes extinct, Kojima himself told Xbox Wire that at some point somebody else will be in charge of making new entries in the popular stealth franchise.

“The only thing I can say for certain,” Kojima mused, “is that I personally will not be able to carry MGS forward for another 25 years. However, with new talent at the helm guiding the series through each new stage, I can easily imagine a world 25 years from now where a new MGS franchise continues onward into the future.”

Kojima is currently 50 years old. Given he’s said before that he’s done with Metal Gear and that clearly turned out to be not true, it’s conceivable that he could live to be 75 while continuing to produce these things. Japan does have the highest overall life expectancy of any nation in the world, and Kojima-san eats what appears to be quality food, judging by his Twitter feed.

You guys think Kojima will stop making MGS without dropping dead during production when he’s 87 years old? Do you think the fans would even let him quit?



  1. lexph3re

    By the times he’s 75 ill use the power of nano machines to make him live forever in a computer simulation that forces him to regulate metal gear games

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Ali

    Oh are we really gonna talk about the age stats in Japan and all just because u guys truly love MGS series ? Well, hope u & Kojima a healthy lengthy life with all the fun u can get out of MGS. ;)

    Now to business,considering the way COs work,especially Japanese publishers, I can see Kojima producing nothing other than MGS for a very long time.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. FabioPal

    “You guys think Kojima will stop making MGS without dropping dead during production when he’s 87 years old? Do you think the fans would even let him quit?”

    You made me laugh Phil! :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    It’s a funny thing to say after your just about to release 2 multi-generation Metal Gear games and just brought MG High Def compilations to every platform that would support them.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Erthazus

    @1, +1

    We need nano machines :D

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Rikki

    Bull crap! He’s said he was gonna stop after 3! Death won’t stop him making Metal Gear games!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Delsin Row

    i want silent hill with kojima potion :)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Darkfield

    Only Fox Die can stop him from making more Metal Gear games.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dragon

    But we have Solid Kojima, Liquid Kojima and Solidus Kojima to follow.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Same old, same old. Nothing to see here. Just Hideo saying AGAIN how he will stop doing MGS games.

    #10 1 year ago
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    #11 1 year ago
  12. BrahManDude

    lol Phil you talking about his food

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Mus42

    Snatcher remake + sequels – now!!!!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. matirishhh

    Yaaaaaaaaawn….Kojima what?

    #14 1 year ago
  15. 313714

    your words is sweat phil ;-) but at least one man in the world got it that he will not live forever…..

    I hope anything happens in future,even if he die he complete his focus…he is the one maybe the last one who gift us with most sinematic games ever…games that we never foget them until we die:’(

    #15 1 year ago
  16. fabiank

    I´ve just went trough the whole “recover your password” process to write this:

    AMAZING post Phill! The irony, the humor, the critic… Just awesome.

    Kojima just needs to STFU. It´s been a while since he did something trully relevant. His market stunts and declarations bore me to death.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Legendaryboss

    10/10 for humor. Bravo Phil.

    #17 1 year ago

    he keeps saying that lol

    #18 1 year ago
  19. xxJPRACERxx

    Most over-hype dev ever! There’s not one game he made that I like except the 1st Metal Gear on the NES and I’m not even sure that was him.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Ilovesony

    Wait! are you guys telling me that Kojima is not a robot? naw… I agree with @9 dragon.. there has to be a Liquid Kojima and a Solidus Kojima… and there is also a Big Boss Kojima!! cant wait for Metal Gear Solid 19!! I heard the truth is finally revealed that Big Boss is really Kojima and the sorrow is his brother’s Cousin’s babysitter’s Pet groomer…. Thats right… I went there..

    #20 1 year ago

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