Metal Gear Rising Revengeance – Kojima Wanted Gray Fox Instead of Raiden
Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear, has stated that if he had his way, Gray Fox would have stared in Metal Gear Rising Revengeance instead of Raiden.
In a interview, Kojima said the talk of Gray Fox came up, but his staff wanted Raiden.
“It was my staff in Kojima Productions that insisted on Raiden, and I respected their idea,” he said. “I wanted to really focus on production than development, and they wanted to come up with a really cool hack-and-slash title with some Katana action and Raiden in it, and I thought ‘okay, that’s fine, I respect that’.
“But in my personal opinion, I wanted to go for Frank Jaegar, (a.k.a. Gray Fox). But if we had gone with that, I would have had to write the script and then be really committed to creating the game.”
Kojima wanted to pass on the torch of Metal Gear to younger developers at Kojima Productions. This is one of those games where the younger guys might have been overwhelmed and Platinum Games experience with action games was an ideal fit to finish the game.
“Before, I never could give complete responsibilities for other games, but for Revengeance, they are fully in control,” he said. “Besides, if I had created the game and directed it, it wouldn’t have been this game. I am very happy to see the growth in my team and how they have developed such an incredible game.”
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance launches on the PS3 and Xbox 360 February 19th in the US and February 22nd in Europe.
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