reports that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima may not be walking away from the Metal Gear Solid series after the release of PS3 title MGS4, as had been previously suggested at E3 in July.
However, in a recent interview Konami's marketing VP Anthony Crouts stated: I'm sure Kojima is never going to let go of Metal Gear Solid – trust me. Snake's a big character, so as a franchise I think he'll always hold it near and dear to his heart.
”In one capacity or another, he will always be involved in the Metal Gear franchise.”
It had also been stated that MGS4 would be the last in the series, but Crouts states that the firm will continue to evaluate” the franchise.