Hideo Kojima Could Still Save the Metal Gear Solid Franchise, Konami Just Needs to Look to the Past for his Genius to Shine Through

Metal Gear Solid missed you, Kojima!

Hideo Kojima Could Still Save the Metal Gear Solid Franchise, Konami Just Needs to Look to the Past for his Genius to Shine Through

SUMMARY

  • Players haven't received anything from the series since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which last released in 2015.
  • We received an announcement for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater last year, and we know it's in development.
  • However, Hideo Kojima won't be involved in the upcoming remake.
Show More
Featured Video

Metal Gear Solid, Kojima’s successful game series, is now considered one of the biggest and most important video game series of all time. So, what makes this series famous and enables it to sell millions of units around the world? Definitely the stealth mechanics and cinematic cutscenes that draw the player in.

Advertisement

2015 marked a significant milestone for the Metal Gear Solid franchise. It was the year when Kojima decided to transform Kojima Productions, which he established within Konami in 2005, into an independent studio. Unfortunately, following this divergence, things did not go well for the franchise.

Konami Can Revive Metal Gear Solid

Hideo Kojima Could Still Save the Metal Gear Solid Franchise, Konami Just Needs to Look to the Past for his Genius to Shine Through
Kojima won’t be involved in the upcoming remake.

Players haven’t received anything from the series since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was last released in 2015. It looks like they’ve run out of patience and think it’s time to get something. So, is it so? Can Konami really revive the franchise?

Advertisement

We already received an announcement for Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater at last year’s PlayStation Showcase, and we know it’s in development. The game, slated for release this year, will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.

For those who don’t know, Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater is a remake of 2004’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Konami seems to want to follow successful series such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill with this upcoming remake.

As expected, Kojima won’t be involved in the upcoming remake, which is causing some concerns among players. That said, things become a bit spicier when we consider that the studio will determine the series’ fate based on the game’s success.

Advertisement

Many fans are pretty keen on a potential collaboration between Kojima and Konami, but unfortunately, this expectation will not come true due to tensions between the two sides. The only thing that needs to be done here is to adopt Kojima’s approach to the upcoming remake and the potential new games that may be released in the future. In such cases, returning to the past and examining his genius would be useful.

Kojima’s Endeavors After Going Solo

Death Stranding surpassed 16 million players worldwide at the end of last year.
Death Stranding surpassed 16 million players worldwide at the end of last year.

His first solo game was Death Stranding, released in 2019, and he achieved truly significant success with it. While its Metascore of 82 makes it seem a bit average, it has proven its quality by surpassing 16 million players worldwide at the end of last year.

Kojima accomplished similar achievements in Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, released in 2021. Its Metascore of 85 and User Score of 8.2 are indicative of this.

Advertisement

Kojima proving himself again in his first job increased expectations for the sequel to Death Stranding. Thankfully, he is currently working on Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, and we even received a gameplay video last month. Finally, this game will be released in 2025.

What do you think about the game? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Avatar

Written by Tunahan Karakis

Articles Published: 68

Tunahan is an author who entered the gaming world at a young age and loves to share what he has learned with his readers. He is an enthusiast of GTA, FIFA (EA FC), Uncharted, and The Last of Us.