Hideo Kojima has admitted that he does not want his legacy to be tied just to the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Speaking to EGM [as cited by MCV] Kojima explain how he has been misinterpreted in the past, and that he has always wanted to work on original properties instead of being known as ‘the Metal Gear guy.’
“I’m often misinterpreted,” Kojima said.
“I’ve always said that I want to work on original properties, but Metal Gear offers plenty of benefits. The Fox Engine, for example, took a lot of time and money; we were only able to develop it because it was intended for the next Metal Gear.
Talking about the next game in the series, Kojima explained that new concepts will be introduced that are intended for entirely new IP, using the Metal Gear brand.
“I’ll admit that I hope my future endeavours are thought of as ‘works by Hideo Kojima’ rather than ‘from the creator of Metal Gear.
Kojima went on to claim that he has not shown the world what else he “might be capable of yet.”
“This may sound pretentious, but I don’t like being thought of as ‘the Metal Gear guy.’
“There’s a lot more I can do.”