A Metal Gear Solid 6 could still be made by Konami and they tout that it can be a great game even if creator Hideo Kojima will not help in the production. Almost all fans of Hideo Kojima are aware that Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain is the last game that will be handled from the creator and Konami has reassured that fans will continue to see more games from the franchise.
Without Hideo Kojima
Konami Community Manager Graham Day told Gameondaily in an interview that they can continue the franchise even without Kojima because the game itself is strong on its own. They also cited the success of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, a game developed by Platinum Games, saying that even other teams can make a great MGS game.
??We?ve said in the past previously that obviously the Metal Gear run will continue? It can [continue without Hideo Kojima. Metal Gear is about the story, it?s about the characters? We look at games like Metal Gear Rising. That is an example of a title being taken in a new direction by separate teams with obviously hands-in from other parties. That was in itself a very, very good game as well, and that was obviously led by a completely different team.?
Day?s statement reaffirmed Konami?s announcement in March 2015: ?As the next step in the series, Konami has already resolved to develop new Metal Gear. We will be conducting interviews for main staff to lead the development,? Konami said in a statement.
Next Metal Gear Game
Konami didn?t specify if their next title will be a numbered Metal Gear Solid game or a spinoff. If they decide to make Metal Gear Solid 6, they can easily remake the NES Metal Gear game where Solid Snake battles against Big Boss. However, Kojima has previously said that he has other plans for the next MGS game.
Ever wanted to engage in an open world area in Shadow Moses? According to IGN, Kojima wanted to remake MGS1 and make it an open world game. Kojima said he didn?t want to rehash?the game and instead bring something new to the table.
?If it was going to be a remake, I wouldn?t want to make a standard remake, but something similar to what Planet of the Apes is doing: Bringing the best of the past to the present and doing something new,? Kojima said.