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Hideo Kojima Claims He May Have to Leave the Industry

Hideo Kojima is synonymous with video games and the industry. Once a VP of Konami Japan and now the ECO of his own studio Kojima Production, he has been around for almost half his life. He has brought the Metal Gear Series, Snatcher, Policenauts, and others to our consoles, and our hearts, and it would be difficult to think of him doing anything other than making video games. Yet according to Mr. Kojima himself, this could very well be the case.

Hideo Kjima at 2008 VGA AwardsOn his Japanese twitter account posted on April 12, he left a mysterious yet telling post. With help from Google this is how it translates: “The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo. If I mess up, I’ll probably have to leave the industry. However, I don’t want to pass by avoiding that. I turn 47 this year. It’s been 24 years since I started making games. Today, I got an ally who would happily support me in that risk. Although it’s just one person. For a start, it’s good.”

The project he is talking about can only be assumed that it has yet to be announced. There has been some speculation that he is actually talking about Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker. What the risk is, is not clear, but apparently he feels that if he fails, it would cause too much embarrassment and that he would have to leave the industry.

The other question is the taboo, what could be so challenging? Have any idea? Please comment your thoughts. Here’s to Mr. Kojima, the gaming industry can only hope you don’t fail.

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Source: Twitter via andriasang

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