Kojima working on the “shining moment” for the Metal Gear franchise

Hideo Kojima held court at the Smithsonian American Art Museum yesterday as part of the kickoff festivities for their new exhibit, “The Art of Video Games.”

During the hour-long panel discussion, appropriately titled “A Conversation With Hideo Kojima,” the famed developer was asked about his life, his career, and his plans for the future. Naturally, he was also asked about his thoughts on the Metal Gear franchise, including what he thought the “shining moment of accomplishment” from the series was. His answer surprised many in the audience.

Kojima said that he couldn’t say too much, but “this year or next year, I am working on something that I think will become the shining moment” for his career and the Metal Gear series. He also said that he’ll be 50 next year and that he wants to create that moment now.

Kojima has always maintained that his next project is Project Ogre, an open-world game where players hunt demons. But it appears the developer (and his team at Kojima Productions) is hard at work on a supersecret Metal Gear game, perhaps even Metal Gear Solid 5. Awesome!

The Smithsonian recorded “A Conversation With Hideo Kojima” and a video is available after the break.

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