Metal Gear Solid creator will not attend E3 2011

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If you were one of the many gamers that were expecting to see Hideo Kojima at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), then I’m afraid you’ll be a little disappointed as we’ve just discovered that the Metal Gear Solid creator will not be attending the E3 2011 event.

According to a recent article by Zak Islam over at playstationlifestyle.net, Kojima had previously spoken about his desire to reveal his ‘dream’ NGP / PSP2 game at this year’s E3 event, but the industry icon has since confirmed that he will not be making an appearance at this year’s convention.

Kojima confirmed the news via his Twitter page by saying that since he has decided not to go to the E3 event, he has made an interview video with Mark MacDonald (former editor at 1up.com/EGM) instead. Kojima may not be present at E3, but he might make an appearance at Konami’s pre-E3 press conference.

Sony is no doubt going to put a huge emphasis on the NGP (or Vita as it may now be known) during their press conference this year, so it’s definitely a bit of a let-down that Hideo Kojima will not be there to reveal his ‘dream’ title for the Sony PlayStation portable successor.

Were you hoping to see Hideo Kojima at this year’s E3 event?

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