During Gamescom earlier this year Konami unveiled Metal Gear Survive, a new multiplayer zombie survival game set in the Metal Gear universe. This weekend we saw an extended demo for the game at the Tokyo Game Show, and event that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima was in attendance, and his thoughts on the game aren’t that enthusiastic.
Metal Gear Survive is the first Metal Gear title to be released since Kojima and Konami broke up. As you can imagine, some people aren’t too happy with the direction Konami has taken the series.
In an interview with IGN, Kojima was asked whether he had anything to do with Metal Gear Survive before his departure, his response: “That’s nothing to do with me.”
To add to the conversation Yoji Shinkawa, a former designer on the Metal Gear series added, “If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it.”
Kojima then added, “The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage. Where do zombies fit in with that?”
Of course, Metal Gear Solid V also had zombies, so that statement is slightly confusing. Nonetheless, Metal Gear Survive is definitely a departure from the type of game we’re all used to from the series.
While some still have mixed feelings about the game, some are certainly warming to the idea following the release of the demo footage – which you can see below:
Metal Gear Survive is set to launch in 2017.