I’ve said it a million times but apparently it’s still news: Kojima intended for MGS2 to be his last Metal Gear project, which means that Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots were both projects he was “forced” to do. Get it? He didn’t want to make those. He’s directly saying it, on record. Okay, I think you understand now.
Very diplomatically, he says that nobody was to blame, and that there were “problems” when others tried to take over. (Problems which couldn’t have been more obvious in Portable Ops, I’m sure.) He also says that Project Ogre will use the Fox Engine, which is predictable, but still exciting.
Think about it this way: if he made MGS3 and MGS4 against his own will, and they turned out to be as great as they are, how great will the project he really wants to work on be? I don’t know how I failed to notice this before, but apparently Kojima recently talked about how Project Ogre will deal with issues of family and adult life, and would be a “subdued” experience. Never knew that. As much as I dislike melodrama, I look forward to this. (Please don’t be like Heavy Rain.)