While Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots may be finally closing the curtain on Solid Snake, Metal Gear will still go on says Ryan Payton.
MGS4 producer Payton said in an interview with 1UP that "it's really the final chapter of the Solid Snake story. That's all." He was happy to wrap things up with Snake.
The creator of the series, Hideo Kojima, echoed these remarks months ago when asked if this was the finale of all things Metal Gear. Ryan Payton's words will come as a comfort to fans but I'm sure many will wonder if the series can really pull off the same allure without Snake.
"I'm happy we could wrap up Snake's story in MGS4," said Payton, adding, "because it gets to the point where if we continue on with Metal Gear Solid 5 with more Solid Snake adventures, we'll get to the point where the game has absolutely no basis in reality. I do like the idea that this character has had four or five big missions and then that's when it ended, rather than have 20 missions where there's no chance in hell a secret agent could ever survive. He's had four or five really big missions, and that seems a little more realistic to me."
I still remember tackling Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation, and thinking what kickass features - seems like a lifetime away. Now we've got things like Metal Gear Online...
"We're working on a handful of new maps, skills, and rules that we're bug checking at the moment. A lot of the stuff is pretty far along," Payton said speaking on MGO. "It's not going to be too long before people are going to start seeing screenshots of the new stages.... By the time you're tired of the maps that come in the game, it'll probably be around the time we'll be bringing out the new ones."
"It's not going to be too long before people are going to start seeing screenshots of the new stages.... By the time you're tired of the maps that come in the game, it'll probably be around the time we'll be bringing out the new ones."
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