Hideo Kojima Sees Metal Gear Solid Continuing for Another 25 Years

Kojima expects a long life for the Metal Gear Solid franchise, even if he isn’t around to work on it.

The Metal Gear franchise has been moving forward for 25 years. Let that sink in for a second. This legendary stealth series started a quarter of a century ago, and on March 18, 2014, the story will continue with Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. There will be a new open world to explore and a fresh voice for the ever-popular Snake, and with the games continuing to evolve with the times, creator Hideo Kojima thinks we could see another 25 years of tactical espionage action.

“The only thing I can say for certain is that I personally will not be able to carry ‘MGS’ forward for another 25 years,” he said in a recent interview with Xbox Newswire. “However, with new talent at the helm guiding the series through each new stage, I can easily imagine a world 25 years from now where a new ‘MGS’ franchise continues onward into the future.”

People just can’t seem to get enough of the deep narrative and unique characters that define the Metal Gear series. If it somehow manages to stay fresh 25 years down the line, you’ll likely hear no complaints from fans concerning more sequels.