Coming close to death and Metal Gear Solid fans bugging him on Twitter: Kojima shares why he’s making Physint

Following the announcement that Hideo Kojima is returning to the world of action espionage with Physint, the game developer has shared why he decided to do so.

During Sony’s most recent State of Play, after we had a lengthy look at Death Stranding 2, Kojima revealed that on top of both that and OD, he has another game in the works currently titled Physint, an action espionage game that essentially sounds like it’ll be a new take on Metal Gear Solid. Barely anything is known about the game right now, but Kojima recently launched his new YouTube series, HideoTube, where he took the time to explain what led him to return to the genre that put him on the map. Unsurprisingly, persistent Metal Gear Solid fans is one of the big things that convinced him to.

“In the last eight years, every day on social media, from users all around the world, people have been asking me to create another Metal Gear and stuff like that,” Kojima said. “Then, I fell ill in 2020. It was also during the pandemic, so I was sick and isolated during all of it. I even had surgery. And I thought, ‘I can’t anymore.’ I was at my lowest and felt like I couldn’t go back to making games. I wrote a will, too. And in that moment, I realised that people die.

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