man Hideo Kojima recently teased a new project that could prove to be both risky and risque.
"The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo," said Kojima in a Tweet this week, translated by Japan gaming news site andriasang.com
. "If I mess up, I'll probably have to leave the industry."
He added, "However, I don't want to pass by avoiding that. I turn 47 this year. It's been 24 years since I started making games. Today, I got an ally who would happily support me in that risk. Although it's just one person. For a start, it's good."
The often-cryptic Kojima left no concrete details about his next project. However in a possibly-related Twitter entry, he wrote that he is thinking about the voice cast on his "next project."
He wrote, "I still do not have the details embedded, but everything is running simultaneously in my head. The title, game design, story, characters, setting, mechs, casting, direction of the graphics, sound, beginning and ending, and key story sequences. It all molds together naturally in my head."
The mention of mechs has brought up speculation that his next project could be a new Zone of the Enders
, a Kojima series that debuted on PlayStation 2 in 2001 and saw a sequel in 2003.
Kojima's most recent work is on the PSP game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
, which he recently revealed
would have numerous product placements.