Hideo Kojima, mastermind of the Metal Gear franchise, has said that while he would "personally" love a smaller game, it's just not going to happen.
There's still "pressure there" from Konami to crank out another Metal Gear Solid game, musing that if he quit then that pressure might be "a bit better". Hideo-san wants time spent wisely.
"Someone asked me earlier if I’d consider making a smaller game now that I’ve finished a project as massive as Metal Gear Solid 4," Kojima-san told .
"My answer is that, personally, I’d love to work on a smaller project. But, thinking about the time I have left to survive, I’d rather spend that time working on bigger projects."
Konami seem to want to lock him and his team in a large warehouse until they deliver another entry in the Metal Gear franchise. Already another title is in development apparently...
"Yeah, there’s absolutely pressure there," he added. "Maybe if I quit Konami that pressure might be a bit better, but since Konami handles the business side of our operations, yeah, there’s definitely a demand continue a series as successful as Metal Gear."
"No, not interested at all," replied Kojima-san when asked if he's considered remaking some of his cult classic games. "I don’t want to demean these games, it’s just that I think I have a different role: to create new things, using the latest technology, that haven’t been seen before. And I’m pretty happy with that role." So are we Hideo-san, so are we.