Update 26.11.11 – PlayStation Official Magazine UK has released a quote from the interview and it is now clear that Kojima merely stated of Metal Gear Solid 5 that “I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point”. A storm in a teacup? Looks like it.
Original Story – Proving that Solid Snake’s swan song was about as genuine as John Farnham’s farewell tour, Hideo Kojima has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 5 is in the works.
In a soon to be published interview with the PlayStation Official Magazine UK, Kojima claims that his stealth action protagonist keeps finding a way to survive despite his best efforts to bring his story to a close. Call me cynical (go on!) but I suspect the almighty dollar (or in this case, the almighty yen) probably has something to do with Snake’s remarkable durability.
Kojima fans are about to enjoy a purple patch, with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection set to arrive in stores in February 2012. The developer’s cult hit Zone of the Enders titles will reportedly be receiving same treatment later in the year. Kojima is also working on mystery title Project Ogre and serving in a supervisory capacity on the long delayed Metal Gear Rising. In short, he’s a busy guy.