Kojima Isn’t Impressed By ‘Metal Gear Survive;’ Nobody Is Surprised

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chris-littlechild - September 20, 2016

  Just yesterday, we were taking an ogle at Metal Gear Survive, the first entry without series legend Hideo Kojima at the helm. Today, we see that he’s all kinds of pissed about it.  

As we know, Kojima and Konami parted ways around the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Judging by the fact that the publisher took great pains to remove his name from the title, it wasn’t the healthiest break up. It was more the kind where your ex spreads petty rumors about your ‘cocktail weenie wang,’ because she’s still bitter about the whole thing (note: this is strictly hypothetical and has never happened to me).

Back to Survive, then, and the first footage of gameplay we saw at the Tokyo Game Show. Kojima was there too, promoting his upcoming game Death Stranding, and he was quick to get a couple shots in at the new Metal Gear. IGN reports that he was asked whether the idea for the co-op zombie shooter had come from him, and replied:

‘That’s nothing to do with me! The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage. Where do zombies fit in with that?’

Yoji Shinkawa, former character designer for Metal Gear, wanted to be damn clear he has no involvement in the new game either:

‘If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it.’

So there it is. Nothing says I’m over you like snark about zombies and mechs. Way to move on, guys.

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