Hideo Kojima is one of the most well-known names in the gaming industry. Not only is he the creator of of the massively popular Metal Gear series, but he has been a key figure within Konami for years. With E3 2011 just a week away, gamers everywhere are speculating about what surprises will be in store at the venerable gaming conference. According to a recent tweet though, it looks as if Kojima will not be bringing anything surprising to the table come E3.
In a tweet posted today by Hideo Kojima himself, he stated that:
“Since I decided not to go to E3, I made an interview video hastily. Asked Mr. Mark MacDonald (former editor at EGM/1up.com) to be an interviewer.”
While it’s good news that gamers will receive at least some sort of news from the iconic developer, the odds are against it being a reveal of any magnitude. After stating that he believes the work he has done over the past year has been “meaningless,” chances are, this is referring to a new project that he was planning on unveiling at E3. It’s no surprise that, considering his feelings towards whatever it is, he does not feel that it is worthy of being shown at E3 this year.
This all comes at around the same time as the rumors that Metal Gear Solid: Rising will be switching developers. While a reveal of a new game seems unlikely since he will not be in attendance, it is still possible that this interview will shed some light on the situation behind the rumors of the game’s development cycle. Whether the game will still be developed by Kojima Productions or will be handed over to Platinum Games is anybody’s guess.
Regardless, it will be good to at least receive some new information regarding either of his upcoming games, Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. Even so, amongst the many large-scale rumors surrounding this year’s E3, it would have been great to hear something about Metal Gear Solid 5 or some other new game Kojima Productions is working on.
What do you think is the reason for Kojima not making an appearance at E3? What do you think will be discussed in his video interview?