Kojima Responds to Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has responded to Konami’s Metal Gear Survive, the first new game in the series following his departure from the company last year.

According to IGN, Kojima was asked if the idea for Survive came from his mind. He said, “That’s nothing to do with me!” He went on to call out the game’s use of zombies.

“The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage,” he explained. “Where do zombies fit in with that?”

He did say, however, that had he worked on Metal Gear Survive, it might be different. “If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it,” he said.

Metal Gear Survive was announced during Gamescom in August. It is a multiplayer stealth game coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2017. The spinoff is set in the same universe as Metal Gear Solid V and takes place after the events of Ground Zeroes.

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In the aftermath of the attack on Mother Base, Militaires Sans Frontières soldiers are sucked into wormholes along with chunks of the base itself. They are transported into alternate timelines and are forced to fight for survival alongside their comrades. Players will take control of one of these soldiers and team up with others to take on what look like zombies. You can watch 15 minutes of gameplay here or in the video above.

Konami has said Metal Gear Survive will not cost $60. Instead, it will be “somewhere in the vicinity” of what Ground Zeroes cost at launch, which was $30.

Kojima’s first post-Konami game is Death Stranding, which is in the works for PS4 and PC. At TGS this past week, the veteran game designer shared new details about it.

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