Depending on your level of super-fan, you might have seen last week's intriguing tease of Metal Gear Solid 5 and instantly began outfitting yourself with jungle camo as you await further instructions. Not so fast there, Solid Snake. Apparently the next Metal Gear is still very much up in the air -- so much so that Hideo Kojima himself says his company has "no idea" what the game will be.
"I think we’ll probably have to make it at some point, but what that will be, we have no idea," Kojima said in a newly-released tease for the UK's PlayStation Official Magazine. This new quote sheds light on last week's story, sounding less like an active project and more like an eventual one. Either Kojima is playing dumb, or Metal Gear Solid 5 isn't even out of the design doc stage yet. We'll report more on its development process, or lack thereof, as information becomes available.
Kojima also chimed in on how hands-off he plans to be with the game, once it gets rolling. He says he was intimately involved with the first game, and wanted to hand the wheel to a successor with MGS4. "I intended to take it to a certain point and then hand it off, but that didn’t work, because it's hard to convey the concept to other people then have them take the reins and carry on and preserve that vision. That's why it’s easier to have them come up with everything from the start and then take it to the end."
Who would have guessed that Kojima has trouble giving up meticulous control of his pet project? Besides everyone, we mean.