Making video games is hard, but is it comparable to competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics? Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima seems to think so.

He tweeted, "When asked what the MGS series is to you, I once responded, 'It's like the Olympics.' A big event held every three or four years. You devote your life to the major goal of a fight on the world stage. You think of nothing beyond that. The latter half becomes difficult, and you think that you'll retire after this. But after release, you think about the next tournament."

It's clear that Kojima pours his heart and soul into every Metal Gear release, including the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which we played at Comic-Con earlier this month.

And despite a totally fake Metal Gear Solid 5 reveal recently dampening everyone's hopes of seeing that game soon, we've still got our fingers crossed that Kojima goes for the gold and gets it out there eventually.

Do you think game development is comparable to training for the Olympics? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.

[via CVG]