Konami recently released its first gameplay footage for Metal Gear Survive at TGS, and the consensus around the internet about it — per usual — is largely negative. But the internet wasn’t the only one to weigh in: as series creator Hideo Kojima and artist Yoji Shinkawa also provided their thoughts.
When Kojima was asked by a fan if Survive was originally an idea of his, Kojima said the following:
“That is incorrect. I’m not involved at all, and I don’t know anything about it. Personally speaking, Metal Gear Solid is espionage to me, political fiction. I don’t think zombies would appear in such a world.”
Shinkawa on the other hand took a more jocular approach, saying, “I never heard anything about that from [Kojima]. Personally, I consider Metal [Gears] to be bipedal weapons. I wonder if they’ll appear. A Metal Gear without a Metal [Gear]? That’s the Famicom version lol.”
Metal Gear Survive will release sometime next year for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Here’s the game’s debut gameplay footage:
This seems like a rather odd, and needless thing to throw out there — it’s not like Kojima’s games were ever grounded in reality. As for the game itself, it neither looks good nor bad, and in general looks like it lacks inspiration.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.