Hideo Kojima has expressed intentions to take a less hands-on role in his Metal Gear series in the past, but it seems it's been tough for him to break free. He revisited the thought in his recent blowout interview with Game Informer, saying, "Ideally I would like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise as a producer and dedicate myself to other games."
"So far that has proven to be a bit difficult," he added.
Kojima goes on to say that he "would like to make more games that have that indie game taste or some completely different type of game with a big budget." He's also still interested in working on movies and writing novels, and that he would have a "very stuffed list" of things he'd like to do before he dies.
Perhaps that's a bit dramatic at nearly 50 years old, but it seems less so when you take into account that Kojima has been working on the Metal Gear franchise for over 25 years. It remains to be seen if Konami will let him simply step out, and it seems like something he's reluctant to do on his own, as well, but who wouldn't like to see him try his hand at some more diverse projects?
Be sure to read the full Game Informer interview for much more.