Hideo Kojima admits to making up MGS as he goes along
On a recent X-play segment Adam Sessler interviews Hideo Kojima and this is what he says:
AS – Did you know how you would resolve Metal Gear Solid before starting MGS4?
HK – I have to say that I kind of made up the story while I was making MGS 4. Every time I made a metal gear and I’m going to end it its my final metal gear, I really mean it. When I was making MGS 2 I was thinking that it would be the end of the series. So yes by a miricle everything came to a grand finale in MGS4 but that was only by a miricle. You know creators are all liars right, its important to provide theses creative white lies to make a happy ending and I was happy to provide a nice ending for MGS4. I was sought of a liar from a certain point of view but I landed very perfectly and I was satisfied with that.
This explains why his games are so crazy and also why we shouldn’t take it too seriously.
Get the interview here (X-play itunes daily podcast link) its called All Access Interview with Hideo Kojima.