Kojima Wants The Phantom Pain to Become a Classic

After sweeping up at the PlayStation Awards, winning one of each available award, Hideo Kojima spoke a little about his hopes for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Hideo Kojima won a User’s Choice Award and a Gold Prize for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and a 20th Anniversary User’s Choice Award for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

During his acceptance speeches, it was clear that Kojima wants to continue with an equal level of success for the future of his franchise. He said that like Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, he wants The Phantom Pain to be remembered and loved 10 or 20 years from now, and that he wouldn’t mind winning a 30th Anniversary Award for it.

He also mentioned that he doesn’t want to disappoint fans with the new game, echoing remarks he made during the release of Grand Theft Auto V.

My Opinion:

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is already one of my most anticipated upcoming games, even if it still doesn’t have a release date (come on, Kojima-san!). I have friends who still play the original Metal Gear Solid, so it’s no stretch of the imagination to believe that the next installment in the series will reach an equal level of acclaim. As expected from Kojima’s team, The Phantom Pain already appears to be surpassing the reach of its predecessors. Ground Zeroes was a tasty morsel, but the MGS community is ready for more.


Jordan Loeffler is an Associate Writer for MONG who drives a 2006 Pontiac Vibe with Minnesota license plates even though he lives in Portland, OR. She’s seafoam green, and she drives like a wave. You can follow him on IGN.

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