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Kojima is dismissive of Metal Gear Survive's zombies

Series creator says he had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

At a Tokyo Games Show 2016 presentation for his new game and first since breaking with Konami after a bitter 2015, Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima was asked what he thinks of zombies coming to that world through Metal Gear Survive.

The short answer: Not much.

Kojima denied ever having anything to do with the concept of the undead in that world, reports IGN. "The Metal Gear games are about political fiction and espionage," he said. "Where do zombies fit in with that?"

Metal Gear Survive got a 15-minute gameplay showcase on Friday at TGS. It draws on elements of survival horror, stealth combat and shooters in its four-player co-operative battles against the horde.

Kojima's departure from Konami was one of 2015's biggest stories. He re-opened Kojima Productions as an independent studio and began work on Death Stranding, which was announced during PlayStation's keynote at E3 this year. Veterans of Kojima Productions under Konami have rejoined their colleague, including Yoji Shinkawa, a former designer on Metal Gear.

He also disavowed any responsibility for Metal Gear Survive. "If I had worked on that game, it would have mechs in it."

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