Kojima Pro hiring for next Metal Gear Solid
posted on 02.22.12 at 12:39 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Two artworks teased.

Kojima Productions is recruiting staff for the next Metal Gear Solid. The Tokyo-based studio opened a recruitment page on its website today. It is searching for “skillful engineers, artists, and game creators” including:

  • Project engineers for the latest Metal Gear Solid targeted for high-end consoles and PC.
  • Engineers to help develop next-gen game engine technology for use with the “FOX Engine.
  • Kojima Productions Brand Manager.

The developer will have its own booth (#1914 in the Career Pavilion) at the Game Developers Conference next month, where it hopes to meet “enthusiastic and talented candidates.” Applicants who make the cut will work in both Japan and California.

  • Rafi

    Hm……..
    – Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker 2 ?
    – Metal Gear Solid 5 ?

    Solid btw not rising….

  • Zero

    I suppose another Big Boss game makes sense.

    They could spice it up though… let us play as ocelot, or eva or maybe even go back and let us play as the Boss.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    Metal gear should be left alone,peacewalker was bad enough.

    4 ended it perfectly

  • Zero

    I’m not so sure I agree.

    They don’t have to touch MGS 4 with a new game. Just like Snake Eater did not continue the story from MGS 2.

    They went back and explored Big Boss, and went into detail about some of his life and his story,

    The Metal Gear Database Kojima Productions released not to long after Metal Gear Solid 4, shows that they have plenty more they can tell us.

    (Might I add that the Database itself is spectacular, and if it would have been included at launch with 4, would have likely been highly praised.)

    Considering Kojima pretty much said MGS 4 was the end of Solid Snakes story, I doubt this new game is going to touch MGS 4 at all.

    If Solid Snake is in the game at all, it will be when he was very young, long before Metal Gear Solid.

    Who knows, perhaps they are going to do a remake of the original Metal Gear games. The ones before solid, that were on NES/MSX2.

    I’m fine with whatever Kojima has decided to do. He has such high standards, and always delivers. I know he will not let a stinker be released, I have faith.

    If any game is going to continue the story after MGS 4, it’s most likely Rising. Of course, that is the story of Raiden.

    Considering how things ended in MGS 4, I’m looking forward to more of Raiden.

  • FaithlessMr

    Remember when Kojima said MGS2 would be his last MGS game? Yeah, I do as well :P

    I loved MGS4 a whole friggin lot, but to be brutally honest, I wish Kojima would move on to other projects. He’s talented, he doesn’t need to keep pushing the same buttons to work his magic.

    • xMCXx

      @FaithlessMr:
      Zone of the Enders 3 would be so awesome /)^3^(\

  • rockman29

    Kojima better be on the whole project like he said he would be.

    I thought MGS4 suffered greatly by him only contributing at the beginning and letting the team do the rest.

    He better be there the entire time this time.

    P.S.

    I want to play as Big Boss again. I know Peace Walker is there, but I want a true-to-form console version where I can play Big Boss now, or even The Boss.

    Aside… I was disappointed by a lot in MGS4, especially the way they closed the game. I want them to go back to the fundamentals of MGS that were perfected in MGS3, and remove many of the convoluted gameplay scenarios and areas which plagued MGS4.

  • Zero

    Well, Kojima has said publicly that he would love to stop working on MGS.

    Konami wants him to continue working on them though, the series brings in big time profits for the company.

    I’ve personally been hoping for the last few years, that Kojima would be granted more freedom. He could work on a new IP then, and perhaps ZoE 3.

    The question is, would Konami be willing to back such a project? You don’t see many publishers backing new IPs these days.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    I would like to see a game where it features Big Boss in his older days, maybe few years before the events of the first Metal Gear game.