There are few names more recognizable in game development than Hideo Kojima, acclaimed director and creator of Metal Gear—one of gaming history’s most famous franchises. Kojima’s creativity and powerful storytelling in the medium have influenced generations of developers and gamers since the 1980s, and nowhere has his influence been felt more than in the stealth genre.
Kojima’s pioneering stealth mechanics in the Metal Gear series popularized the genre among the gamer masses, and his work continues to leave ripples through modern stealth games. Beyond stealth, Kojima’s dedication and willingness to break through creative barriers and technological constraints are what make his games truly great. And despite the recent controversy with Konami, fans are sure to be enjoying Kojima’s games for years to come.