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Hideo Kojima - don't blame me for Metal Gear Survive shambles


Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Solid is an incredibly popular modern gaming franchise, which has spawned a number of classic titles.

But fans haven't responded well to the upcoming zombie-themed instalment in the Metal Gear saga – Metal Gear Survive.

The first Metal Gear title to be announced since series creator Hideo Kojima left developer Konami in 2015, Survive's announcement was met with somewhat of a backlash from confused and angry fans.

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But speaking at a Q&A at the Tokyo Games Show, Kojima has put to rest any speculation that he was involved in the creation or development of the title.

Responding to a question about Survive, he said: "it has nothing to do [with me]."

It had previously been thought Kojima may have worked on Survive while still at Konami before his less than amicable departure.

Speaking via Kotaku, the series creator also said: "Well, for me, Metal [Gear] is espionage with political fiction. Right? So, because of that, there’s no reason that zombies would show up. This is how I see it, you know?”

The first in-game footage of Survive has hit the internet after being debuted at the games show, demonstrating the open-world gameplay which shares a lot in common with Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Unfortunately, the video doesn't seem to have gone down well with fans, as the clip has managed to rack up more than 20,000 dislikes and only 3,147 likes at the time of writing.

The game is set to launch on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2017.

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Let us know your thoughts on Survive in the comments.

Josh Rogers

September 24, 2016, 9:13 am

I can't really say I am angry as much as I am depressed. We all knew this was coming. By "this" I mean we all knew that Konami was going to continue their most profitable video game series. I have to remind myself that Kojima IS Metal Gear Solid. What we have now is an empty shell of a beloved franchise. It's exactly how I felt watching Micheal Jordan playing for the Wizards. The end of an era.

Tim Edwards

September 24, 2016, 11:11 am

I sincerely hope this game flops so bad that they beg Kojima comes back. Then I hope Kojima tells them to fuck off. Fucking konami, you idiots.

Afghan Kush ♠ ᴠᴇʀɪғɪᴇᴅ

September 25, 2016, 2:17 pm

They've gotten weirder and weirder over the years. In the last MGS Ps4 release Kojima's name was mentioned no less than every time you would start a mission or continue on in another level, Full of yourself much? Also, the game wasn't comparable to assasins creed for stealth and not comparable to any tactical shooter or action game. The franchise has been dead.


September 25, 2016, 4:22 pm

TPP is the best stealth game ever created............

Rüdiger Kevin

September 25, 2016, 8:14 pm

Konami can go bankrupt for all I care! They ruined Castlevania and now they ruined Metal Gear! What's next you fucking idiots? What else is left for you to fucking destroy? How many "fans" are there left for you to disappoint? Your developers talked countless times about how badly you treat them and you don't give a shit! I'm glad that Hideo Kojima is finally free and away from your bullshit. May you be forgotten as a shitty company, and may Kojima live on as a Legendary Game Designer

Afghan Kush ♠ ᴠᴇʀɪғɪᴇᴅ

September 26, 2016, 10:45 pm



September 27, 2016, 8:19 pm

More like " Hell YEA!".

Afghan Kush ♠ ᴠᴇʀɪғɪᴇᴅ

September 29, 2016, 4:54 am

Nah the game sucked, quit playing it. Played almost every other MGS game. Se la vie MGS franchise

Ben Driver

February 5, 2017, 2:22 pm

When someone says Metal Gear isn't comparable to Assassin's Creed for stealth... https://uploads.disquscdn.c...

Afghan Kush ♠ ᴠᴇʀɪғɪᴇᴅ

February 5, 2017, 8:54 pm

when someone responds to a 4 month old comment^^^

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