Kojima has made no secret of the fact that he is a huge fan of the Mad Max movies, and the new one that just came out managed to surpass his expectations. Recently he praised the movie on Twitter, saying: “MAD MAX2 always ranked in top 5 of my life time, never thought any sequel will beat but that was a mistake. This one directed by George Miller had easily exceeded that masterpiece. This movie isn’t only for fans in old days but also for women who fight for freedom.” In another tweet he said: “Saw MADMAX:FURY ROAD on IMAX. I’ll go see everyday when its out. Cheers to MAXs not to run away but fight for future. What a lovely day.”
He has also mentioned before that MGSV was influenced by Mad Max 2, in the sense that the story is mostly told through the characters surrounding the protagonist, and the fact that the protagonist himself doesn’t have as much lines.
Today, Kojima met with George Miller, the director, and meeting with this creator he admired so much seems to have given him new energy.
“My maestro George Miller, a real passionate, full of talent creator. I shall only look forward doing my best. Thx.”
It looks like Miller’s passion has inspired Kojima as a creator. Currently he is in the process of putting the finishing touches on his most ambitious game yet, but we still don’t know what will happen after development wraps up, with strong rumors going around of Kojima leaving the company he has worked at for 30 years. Whatever the future brings, let’s hope he can continue to create with the same passion.