The creator of Metal Gear Solid took to Twitter late last night, as is his wont, to acquiesce some fans who were apparently unhappy with the way Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is shaping up after seeing the game's new trailer during the VGAs. At the show, Kojima revealed that it's now being developed by Platinum Games, the nice folks behind Bayonetta, Vanquish and Madworld, and would trod a different path than previous Metal Gear games.
Unsurprisingly, that's why Kojima decided to remove the "Solid" from the title: "One of the reasons changing the title from "Metal Gear Solid Rising" to "Metal Gear Rising" was that I wanted them to create new protagonist Raiden, not SOLID without been haunted by the spin-off," he tweeted.
Then, to our surprise, he strongly hinted that there would be more proper MGS games in the future: "Had same kind of questions @today's conf. Our ex-RISING also were aiming at feel good action w/ protagonist, Raiden as a Spin-off, not MGS & such concept was shared w/ New RISING by P*. For those of you desire for authentic stealth MGS, I want you to patiently wait for the sequel coming in future."
The first part is largely lost in translation, but he's basically saying that Platinum's vision is Kojima's vision, and Revengeance was always going to be different. As far as Metal Gear Solid 5 goes, we have a feeling that if it ever happens, Kojima won't be involved, considering MGS3 was supposed to be his last.